Welcome to Talamh Beo

Welcome to Matthew Kyhnn’s Farm

Matthew’s farm is situated on a steep hillside in Castlegregory, County Kerry, with wonderful views across Tralee Bay. The farm includes 30 acres of owned land devoted to sheep farming with cheviots, and he also has access to commonage. Of the 4.9 million hectares of agricultural land in Ireland, 427,800 hectares of this is commonage – almost 9% of the total farming land. Commonage is mostly unfenced uplands, jointly owned by a group of farmers. Over 11,000 farms have a shareholding in one or more of the approximately 4,500 remaining commonages. 


You look around Matthew’s farm in the gallery below.



Matthew Kyhnn's Farm

Matthew's farm might be tough terrain to work on, but that mountain does lend itself to some wonderful scenery! Do Matthew's sheep have the best views in Ireland? See for yourself as Matthew shows us his farm in this series of photos.

meet our eip soil biodiversity project

Specialists & Participants

Find out more about our project participants and their farms. Learn how they will benefit from their EIP Soil Biodiversity Project participation, and follow their journey through regular news and video updates.

Hands & Soil

Our Funding Partners

The Soil Biodiversity Literacy and Enhancement project is an EIP (European Innovation Partnership) project being administered by The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The Project is funded by the EU Recovery Instrument Funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022