The Old Yard Garterfarm, Castledermot, Co. Kildare t: 087 906 4570

The Old Yard



The Old Yard is a family run business nestled in rural Ireland. Once a derelict 18th Century farmyard, you will now find within the granite walls  a collection of carefully curated objects, antiques, gifts & wares for your home.

Country cottage plants & cut flowers sit alongside unique vintage containers, urns & garden accessories. Delicious Artisan food is available in our Gourmet food store. Enjoy delightful home baked cakes & scones with freshly brewed tea & coffee under the Garden Canopy. We also host an array of events from outdoor theatre productions, Food markets, Flea Markets etc… sign up to our Newsletter to keep up to date on all our events.

Our Resident pooch Ralph, an adorable lazy Bernese, wanders about The Old Yard welcoming all our guests. We warmly welcome all pets to The Old Yard.

Come as Guests, leave as Friends x




Altamount Gardens - Ballon, Co. Carlow

The Old Yard brings a piece of our unique spirit to the heart of these large beautiful old world gardens in an unparalleled enchanted destination that captures the characteristic of its original home in Garterfarm. Offering delightful home baked cakes,scones with freshly brewed tea & coffee.



Opening Times:
January - Closed
February - Snowdrop week
March - Sunny Sundays 11am - 4pm
April - Sunny Sundays 11am - 4pm

May - September - 11am - 5pm Daily

October - Sunny Sundays 11am - 5pm
November - Closed
December - Closed

A little more about the garden…
Widely respected as the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown, Altamount Gardens are an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering over 40 acres 16 hectares). Recognised as one of the most beautiful gardens of Ireland, the estate wins much of its character from the many mature trees, natives in the avenues and woodland areas, and exotic specimens throughout the gardens. Lawns bisected by scuplted yew slope down to a lake surround by rare trees and rhododendrons and lead in turn to a very different garden featuring exotic shrubs and trees. A fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oak and huge stone outcrops lead the visitor to the River Slaney.




The Old Yard Residents

Some of the wonderful residents at The Old Yard include;



Glasraí & Goodies

Glasrai & Goodies is an Artisan Gourmet Store. A treasure trove for food lovers with her flagship store based in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.  Siobhan offers a range of specialist, complementary & locally produced artisan products. An array of cheeses, Olives, Smoked Trout, Italian Meats, Hand Made Chocolates, Chutneys, Preserves & sooo much more are on offer!

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Joy Thorpe


We are an independent online boutique, offering an eclectic collection of carefully curated objects, furniture and wares for your home.

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