Welcome to Talamh Beo

Welcome to Maurice Deasey’s Farm

Maurice’s farm is located in Roscrea, north west Tipperary where he farms with his father on a mixed farm of tillage and sheep. 

In recent years, Maurice has moved away from conventional tillage methods and has, instead, adopted the regenerative agriculture practice of a no-till system. The no-till method means the ground will not be ploughed before planting, which should reduce soil damage and maximise soil nutrient retention. 

In 2019, Maurice alongside his brother and two of their friends came together to start a brewery on the farm. The farm had a history of producing barley for Irish maltsters, who in recent years had closed their Irish operations, decimating the livelihoods of the hundreds of barley farmers in north Tipperary, so brewing their own beer was a way for the farm to become more self-sufficient. You can learn more about the farm and brewery in the video below.


Maurice Deasey's Farm

A brewery is born! Watch the beginnings of the Canvas Brewery, built on Maurice's farm, with the aim of diversifying the family farm and making it more self-sufficient, whilst being sustainable and using regenerative methods of farming to produce both the wood for the biomass kettle and the grains for the beer. This video has s beautiful footage of the first harvest for their brewery.

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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.

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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