Kildare food business to be highlighted on RTE programme

Rathangan's sustainable food role

Henry Bauress

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Kildare food business to be highlighted on RTE programme

Billy Gray and Darragh McCullough

A Rathangan farm involved in sustainable farming and a local cookery school will feature in an RTE programme later this week.

With  Christmas turkeys on the minds of many of us, the Ear To The Ground programme on RTE One this Thursday coming, December 21 (8.30pm) will feature a farm at Feighcullen.

In checking our where our Christmas dinner ingredients come from and the work that goes into getting them ready for our tables the programme is taking four urban living students to show them two Kildare enterprises at work, the Gray family and the nearby The Ivy Cookery School.

Billy Gray and his family run Feighcullen Farm in Rathangan where they practice sustainable farming, putting back into the environment what they take out.

They rear free-range chickens, turkeys and geese supplying some of the top restaurants in the country.

Just down the road Niamh Swail, a graduate of Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School, runs The Ivy Cookery School which she set up in 2007.

RTE’s Darragh McCullough is travelling to Kildare with the four students from Glenart College, Arklow, to experience the full journey from farm to fork.