In 2016, a decision by Clare County Council to provide a business opportunity for Caitríona Considine changed her life. An engineer by profession, Caitríona was regularly out of the country for extended periods working as a wind energy consultant. Anxious to achieve a better life-work balance, she looked at the business potential of the family farm, which, lo and behold, is on the Wild Atlantic Way and only a short distance from the Cliffs of Moher and Liscannor.

The 39ha suckler beef farm has been in the Considine family for six generations, while the pub across the road has been in the family for four generations. Sadly, both enterprises struggled for viability and were being supported by Caitríona’s off-farm income.