Wexford Lavender Farm
Wexford Lavender Farm, Coolnagloose, Inch, County Wexford, Ireland
It goes back a long way..
The word ‘lavender’ is believed to come from the Latin word ‘lavare’ meaning to wash/cleanse, since the plant’s antiseptic and healing properties were known to the Romans. Some suggestions are that the name derives from the practise of spreading washing to dry over lavender bushes in its native land. Another possibility is the historical use of lavender as a fragrance in Roman baths.
In today’s world lavender oil will fill your home with a gorgeous calming scent, treat insect bites, help repel fleas from your pets (put a few drops on their nylon collar), help you sleep (put a few drops on a hankie and tuck it into your pillow), de-stress you (add a few drops to your bath), keep the moths at bay (put dried lavender in your drawers/wardrobe) with its antibacterial properties it is also good to help heal scaring, once broken skin has re-formed lavender oil can be rubbed into scars to help improve healing.
The Farm has been in our family since 1950. The Purple Haze Café is situated in beautiful renovated stone/brick buildings that are believed to have been host to a small school during the late 18th century. Work on converting the stables was completed in 2013 prior to our opening in April 2014. More recently a dairy farm, the focus has now changed to arable with both lavender and beet/barley being grown here, the lands are also host to sheep and dry stock beef cattle. Registered with the Organic Trust Ireland, we grow our lavender organically with no chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. As the farm is a working operation we ask all visitors to stay within marked areas, supervise children and take care when crossing open areas.
Visit the farm
Open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) 10:30am – 5:00pm. September to Christmas open weekends only. The main site is free to visit including the lavender fields, woodland walks and the Visitor Information Centre. EUR3 parking fee during June, July and August, i.e. peak season, payable in cash only in car park. Dogs on leads are welcome, however only official working dogs are admitted into the Café or playground areas. The Visitors Information Centre, shop, café, and fields are accessible by wheelchair. For more information, visit our website.
- Children's Play Area
- Guided Tours
- Member of Wexford Garden Trail
- Pet Farm
- Wheelchair Access
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilets