At the Heart of our Community
At Glenilen Farm, doing what’s right comes naturally. We can’t change the world, but we can change our corner, so we do all we can to protect the environment and give back to the local community.
In the early days of Glenilen Farm, all of our products were made using fresh milk from our 55 grass-fed dairy cows. However, as production of our yoghurt increased, so did the need for larger quantities of fresh milk. To keep up with demand, we began sourcing milk from not only Glenilen Farm but also neighbouring farms within a 20-mile radius to support our local community and keep our food miles low. All of the local farmers who supply our milk share the same ethos as us at Glenilen Farm, providing us with sustainably produced, grass-fed milk for all of our delicious, everyday yoghurts and more.
(Image of the left) Aidan, Dairy Farmer, Drimoleague, Co Cork
Local GAA Team
Cycling Groups – Mizen Loopers
Cork Spina Bifida – Sponsor
Any Local Charity Cycles – we do our best to support and sponsor what we can
Skibbereen Rugby Club
Food Cloud Impact
Food Cloud has redistributed 4,755kg of Glenilen Farm food donations. This is equivalent to over 11,321 meals and has saved our charity partners a total of €14,265 which represents a saving of 15,216kg of CO2 being released to the atmosphere.
60% of older people in Ireland live alone, so it’s only right to come together as a community in support of these individuals. ALONE is a charity we have always admired for the important work they do by supporting older people to age in the home. We partnered with the charity to help spread awareness of their services through a project that saw young people meeting with and chatting to some of the older adults in our West Cork community. We were delighted to help establish community connections and provide an opportunity for members to share their experiences with the younger generation.
The Drimoleague Community Walkway winds along the River Ilen and through our farm. This allows visitors to splash in the rock pools and bounce along the stepping stones across the river. It is estimated that approximately 3,000 people avail of the walkway every year.
We also reclaimed an old astroturf hockey pitch from a local school, providing our community and visitors with an area perfect for a kick-around and a safe place for children to play during school tours or visits to the farm.