At the Boann Distillery, the Cooney family's philosophy is to use only local produce – even the distillery’s water is drawn from a well on their land. Meanwhile, its sister company Boyne Brewhouse produces three tasty craft beers, and a refreshing cider (made with apples plucked from their own orchard).
Next on the itinerary was Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Kilkenny. Established back in 1961, it’s run by welcoming husband-and-wife team Ger and Mag, and very focused on organic and local sustainability. A charming Visitor Centre will educate guests on their impressive ethical model.