Seskin Farm is situated in the valley between Sliabh na mBan and the river Suir, with the Comeragh mountains beyond to the south. It is within The Golden Vale – an area renowned for Rich Soil, Pasturage and Beauty.
The River Suir is navigable from Clonmel to Waterford. Seskin has been run as mixed farm through the years. It produced arable crops, root crops, fodder and pasture for livestock, bloodstock and sheep.
In 1826, O’Donnells farmed 66 acres of potatoes, 63 acres of wheat, 14 acres of oats,with 165 acres of pasture, 4 acres of orchard and 1.2 acres of garden. This was a phenomenal amount of potatoes and arable land by any standard at that time.
This continuity has descended to present day farming. With the loss of the sugar beet industry in Ireland, potatoes are again grown commercially on the farm. A further step forward has been taken by Ed O’Donnell to launch O’Donnell’s Crisps with the potatoes produced at Seskin Farm in 2010.
Address: Seskin Farm, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary