Karen and Eddie Litton welcome you to our website and hope you will come and experience life in rural Ireland on our family-run farm learning about the cultures and traditions of ancient Ireland through music, poetry, storytelling and visiting ancient sites.
Twelve years ago it was our dream to change our lives from the daily commute to and from London. We had owned a holiday home in the North West of Ireland for several years and decided that we wanted to spend more time in Ireland. After a long search we found our dream site in the beautiful County Sligo, 'the land of hearts' desire'.
We are committed to protecting the environment and developed the small farmhouse we bought into a comfortable home using recycled materials and products, and chose a sustainable energy source - geo-thermal heating which is energy derived from the ground. Our water source is from our own spring well. In 2013 we planted 12 acres of our farm with a native woodland comprising over 15,000 broad leaf trees with species such as white hawthorn, ash, willow, holly, oak and alder to attract further wildlife onto our farm. The woodland has been designed with walks, a bridle path and incorporates two natural ponds for our guests to enjoy, whilst taking in the stunning views of Lough Arrow and the Bricklieve Mountains and Carrowkeel Tombs.
The whole project has been a labour of love and extremely challenging and to add to our family we have re-homed dogs and cats from the local Animal Shelter, fostered donkeys from the Cork Donkey Sanctuary, and given refuge to abandoned goats and ill treated ponies, which has been personally rewarding. To this day we still work very closely with Sligo Animal Rescue and often foster dogs on a short term basis until they can be safely re-homed. We have welcomed guests from all over the world and our time here has been magical and memorable so just like us, come away and escape.
We are also delighted to announce that in April 2010 we were awarded 'Best Places to stay in Britain and Ireland' by the National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Please take a few moments to look at our Gallery to give you a taste of life on our farm, our accommodation and environment. Before choosing our farm for your holiday please note that we do have animals and associated farm noises. Please also read the Reviews we have received. We look forward to meeting you at Ballaghboy Lodge Farm.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 00353 (0) 719666116.