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Nessa Childers MEP champions Airfield as the historic working farm re-launches today

Press Release

Wednesday 9 Apr 2014

Dubliners once again have access to the spectacular 15-hectare Airfield farm, Nessa Childers MEP highlighted today as the famed Dundrum attraction emerges following an extensive redevelopment.
‘I’ve lived for many years close-by to Airfield and it’s a true credit to the area. How wonderful to be able to see a working farm in action less than 10km from O’Connell Street,’ Ms Childers said this afternoon as the Airfield estate opens its doors.
‘We have a rich agricultural heritage in this country – and one that carries with it a world-renowned reputation. However, more than a million people live in Dublin, and as such, they often don’t get to experience this important aspect of Irish life,’ she added.
Airfield is a non-profit charitable organisation established by the Overend family 40 years ago. It aims to promote knowledge about food, farming and domestic animals. It is particularly well-known for its Jersey cows, a breed championed and much-loved by the Overends during the early years of the 20th-century.
‘This is another example of the wealth of attractions Ireland’s capital can lay claim to,’ Ms Childers, who lives in Clonskeagh, said. ‘Us Dubliners need to support of our own city – and Airflied provides a wonderful chance to plan an affordable, family afternoon out.’