a little bit of background on who we are
The Green sheep is a quirky little business in county Tipperary; run by the Lambe family of Lucy, Patrick and their four off spring (when various college/school/sporting engagements allow!)
Established in 2014, The Green Sheep has been evolving with the demands of it’s clientel. Today you’ll find the shop a hub for local artists, performers, business people and artisan producers. Stocking Fairtrade, Organic local produce, the shelves are heaving with pickles, preserves, conserves, breads and cheeses whilst the espresso machine rumbles and steams away in the background making fabulous locally roasted single origin coffees for the emerging coffee aficionados; and an array of teas - from builder’s to wonderfully aromatic spiced brews for the tea drinkers.
Lucy makes bread each morning; and cake, bread and scones throughout the day. Always endeavouring to use local Irish ingredients. Everything is made with the best Tipperary real butter and milk from the local creamery.
Breakfast and lunch are convivial affairs with the long table, made from locally sourced timber, full of friends and soon to be friends. Some having a five minute bite, others settling in for the afternoon with a bottle of wine – all are welcome. The eggs are from happy hens, the meat from the butcher next door; the salad is grown a mere Five kms away, picked and delivered each morning. There is invariably a chunky wholesome soup, fresh bread, salads and a substantial dish on offer – followed by cakes, pies and tarts!
Local artists exhibit their work on the walls and sometimes there’ll be live music. In the evenings, the shop can become a pop up restaurant for private dining experiences. Booking is essential with the fare ranging from tapas to 8 course tasting menus. There’s something for everyone on the wine list too!
Each month Lucy and her friend Janine host a cook book club and their Tipperary Terroirs showcase local produce to journos, bloggers and the like.
We also host the Irish Fireside events which cater to American tourists on holiday in Ireland. They come and take part in a cookery class, making soda bread and other Irish dishes, we then serve a five-course yummy supper with cocktails, beer pairings from the local brewery and wine.
Prices are dependant on numbers and type of evening guests want (live music/ class etc). Prices start at €50 per person, with a maximum of 12 people. Visit their Facebook page for more information.