what disappointed me was that
• That the signage was poor, she then defensively pointed at 1 signpost near the entrance that I honestly missed with 2 smallies. and said I surely know what a vegetable patch was when I see one.
• Then when I said there were empty paddocks all near the pond. She condenscendingly said I obviously was not from a farming background as they rotate the animals in the paddocks (I said I actually grew up on a farm). Also note there was 1 cow and 1 horse alone in large paddocks.
• When I then said I found it expensive for the amount I saw (€10 in total as they charge for over 1 year Old’s) - she then said that Rumleys charge €8 and that I would be more suited to Fota.
also I think it is quite greedy charging another €4-€5 for the indoor play area.
basically I thought the viewing of the animals/pond/ so called nature walk were not up to scratch for public viewing, i honestly thought I had arrived at end of the season as the place was dead, no farming activity or pony and trap happening.
I felt I paid €10 to see 1 cow, 1 horse,goats/ponies/2 alpacas,few sheep and hens/geese.
I do not usually complain but I could live with all that if my little fella wasn't going to be charged extra for the indoor play area.
I just felt it was all money with 3 types of tickets and feel more effort was put into the visitor lobby and restaurant than on the actual farm itself.
both Rumley's and Leahy's offered more animals and indoor play area and could spend all day in both places compared to the above.