I have an alpaca trekking business in Wicklow. The idea started about five years ago; I was due to retire from the bank in 2020 and my kids had all left home. I was left wondering what to do with myself.
I knew it had to be outdoors, I always wanted to set up my own business, but I wasn’t sure what that was going to be. I very quickly found out the difficulties of a traditional farm in this day and age, because the capital costs are big and the returns are small.