An Tobar Wellness Centre and Social Farm is situated on the edge of the infamous Ring of Gullion, in one of NI’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We welcome locals and visitors who are seeking nature-based experiences, offering opportunities to engage, explore and learn in our venue which is rich in cultural heritage, unique, ancient landscape,
We love sharing the fascinating story of this land, farmed by our family for over 300-years , with evidence of ancient iron-age settlements here aka 3000BC.
In the late 19th century, archaeologists found a rare in-tact, beehive quern-stone dated to the Iron Age, which is now archived in The National Museum of Ireland.
From the moment they arrive here, our visitors are invited to experience the essence of this unique, ancient landscape, engaging all their senses.
As part of our social enterprise we offer unique Nature-Reconnection Experiences to individuals and groups, with our qualified Practitioners: Bespoke guided-tours, Independent-walks, Mindfulness Retreats, Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku).
You may access the rare, uncultivated, wild landscape and witness untouched Famine Rigs, learning the history of the Irish Famine.
Or you may prefer to search for rare wildflower species in our Protected Priority Habitats, some rarely seen elsewhere on this island.
We offer Hands-On Workshops to plant native trees, learn about local biodiversity and the environment, or come to our farm, meet our native Irish Dexter cattle, our sheep, pigs, ducks and hens.
The Woodland trails in Brian’s Wood offer breath-taking views, featuring themed Poetry Trails, Nature Trails and a Children's Story-TellingTrail, reflecting our history, culture and people, providing a genuinely, authentic local experience, set in magnificent scenic landscape.
Enjoy Locally sourced, home-grown, home-cooked food served in warm, homely fireside setting in Libby's Tearoom , which also offers cookery classes, and gourmet picnics.