Olive Dempsey

Olive farms near Athenry in Co Galway, under the watching eye of Dunsandle House, the ruins of which guard over her yard.

Olive is a well-renowned Connemara and Sport Horse breeder and an active participant in GLAS (Irish Landscape Environmental Scheme).  At her farm, she has a traditional hay meadow, native species of apple trees, along with some welcoming bird and bat boxes.

Olive says that she is really enjoying the addition of The Galway Breed to her farm and believes they are possibly the most intelligent sheep she has ever worked with.