Lydys Fruit Farm in the city of Dun Laoghaire, Co Kerry, has become a popular spot for fruit lovers to enjoy the fruits of the Irish land.
The small farm, owned by the husband-and-wife team of Lydie and James O’Malley, has been running for nearly 40 years and is known for its distinctive orange juice.
Its location is a little more than 100km from the city centre, with a view of the Shannon Sea.
Lydies owner, Mrs O’Leary, said she was not a big fan of the term “fruit farm”, but said the concept was appealing.
“We have to make sure we are really doing it right,” she said.
“The fruit is grown on the farm.
We have to ensure we are doing the right things for the farm and that we are using sustainable farming techniques, which is a real value.”
For the past 20 years, the family has run a small fruit shop, selling a range of fruit including apple, pear, plum, pear and peach.
“You can get all kinds of fruit and we have some really delicious apricots,” Mrs O�Leary said.
The family is also a regular patron of local pub and pub-goers will recognise the shop from the many visits it has received since its establishment in the late 1980s.
“People from all walks of life come in to our shop.
They come from all over Ireland,” Mrs D’Ath said.
Lyrical fruit shop with a nod to Lydes originsSource: James O�Malley & Co.