Slieve Aughty Honey is owned by Noel and Rose Leahy. Loughrea Honey have been breeding bees and producing honey for home use and sharing with friends for the last 10 years.
Our mission is to produce 100% raw honey of the highest quality.
Loughrea Honey is registered with the federation of Irish beekeepers.
2 years ago we decided to increase our hive numbers to allow us sell some honey and share our quality product with others.
There bees are in 6 aperies on the Slieve Aughty Mountains,
This mountain range is spread over both County Galway and County Clare and runs into the Burren.
Primary plants and trees in the area that produces nectar and pollen are:
Spring: Pussy willow, Hazel, Sycamore, Beech, Chestnut, White Thorn, Daffodil, Snowdrops Mountain Ash, Heather, Gorse.
Summer: Dandelion, Clover, Blackberry, Gorse
Autumn: Ivy, Heather, Privet