Dia ghuit/ Hello
Doireann Ui Thuama is anam dom/ My name is Dorothy ÓTuama
Since 2016, I have been blessed to be able to offer exclusive farm to table tours of the Lynch family's
Farm, Ireland’s premier water buffalo farm and cheese making enterprises..
My carefully designed itineraries offer the very best , safe and delicious experiences,
which are certainly, little bit different! I strive to create a unique, fun and tasty
experience for all ages in this region of Ireland known as Gaeltacht Mhúscraí.
I love to share our local heritage and culture as I grew up over the road from the farm.
I was born into the family of John and Lily O'Sullivan , Inchigeelagh
whose decendants hailed from Tír na Spideoga, Iveleary parish ,
Inchigeela ,Castlemagner villages and Gortnakilla Pier on Sheep's Head,
south of Bantry town.
My parents were the second O'Sullivan generation to manage the Lake Hotel
in Inchigeela which was built in 1810, and had a large family of 11 children. You could say I was born
into the Hotel, Catering and Tourism industry. From when we were young
children and hanging around the kitchen too much, Dad used to say
" Go out the front, to the hotel reception area and meet the people"
and this skill is engrained in all of us since.
Like many chefs, I achieved a goal of successfully owning and cooking in my own
restaurant for many years in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Cooking and preparing simply delicious food using the very best ingredients
produced nearby is a cause very close to my heart.
Other even more important things in my life are my own family of 4,
my home place, Buffalo farming and animal welfare , food service,
music and meeting new people every day.
Hope to meet you there, Slán go fóill/ Bye for now,