Best Christmas Tree Farms in Ireland – Where to Buy Your Real Tree

For some people, Christmas is only Christmas with a real tree. And with that comes the question” are there any Christmas tree farms near me?”. In this guide, you will find a list of the best Christmas tree farms in Ireland so you can have a real tree this festive season.

A forest of real Christmas trees

One of the most exciting things to do during the festive season is to decorate the tree. Now, some families prefer artificial trees, but for other families, nothing less than a real Christmas tree will do. When it comes to artificial Christmas trees, Ireland is awash with plenty of retailers that sell them.

But for a real tree, you may need to travel a bit further than your local shopping centre or supermarket. To help you, I’ve compiled a list of Christmas tree farms in Ireland, so you know where to find them.

Best Christmas Tree Farms in Ireland

Irish Christmas trees are a big part of the festive season on the Emerald Isle, and decorating the tree is a Christmas tradition that often involves the whole family. And the choice of Christmas tree is a personal one to each family.

As mentioned, some families like an artificial tree. Some, like me, prefer an artificial pre-lit Christmas tree which saves on the task of unwinding and untangling the Christmas lights. But for other families, nothing says Christmas more than a real Christmas tree.

While some supermarkets and shopping centres may sell Christmas trees, one of the best places to buy a real Christmas tree is at a Christmas tree farm. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have a number of farms you can visit to buy your real Christmas tree.

I have divided the guide into two sections, one for southern Ireland and one for Northern Ireland. Hopefully, you will find one close enough to get yours!

Types of real Christmas trees

Nordmann Fir

This tree has a great, symmetrical shape and retains its needles throughout the festive season. They have a wonderful smell and are ideal for families with kids and pets. The foliage on the Nordmann Fir is soft enough for delicate little fingers that might be helping with the decorations. They also have great longevity for the festive season.

Noble Fir

These trees have a blue/green hue and upturned branches which are well proportioned and spacious, ideal for showing off larger decorations. It retains its needles well despite them being soft and gives off a pleasant fragrance. It is the preferred species of Christmas tree in Denmark. Because of their strong but flexible branches, Noble Fir boughs are often used to make Christmas wreaths, garlands, and swags.

Lasiocarpa Fir

This type of Christmas tree has lightweight branches and gives off a pleasant aroma. The strong pine scent adds to their appeal. The tree has a silvery blue colour with dark green and the needles are short.

Korean Fir

These trees have needles with a silver shining and are also soft and blue-green in colour, ideal for families with young children. They have excellent needle retention and a pyramid shape. They can tolerate heat conditions, although they prefer cool locations.

Fraser Fir

The Fraser Fir has yellow-green branches and is known for its pleasant scent. It has a conical shape with branches that are angled slightly upwards that are also strong, good for displaying heavier decorations. Its needles are dark green in colour, and it also has good needle retention.

Douglas Fir

If you are looking for one of the best Christmas trees for the aroma, then choose a Douglas Fir. The needles of the Douglas Fir, which are blue to dark green in colour and soft, give off the best aroma when crushed. It has a full pyramid shape, with strong branches. This variety of tree makes up nearly half of all Christmas trees grown in the USA.

Grand Fir

The Grand Fir is also known by a few other names including great silver fir, and western white fir, and has shiny, dark green needles, that when crushed give a citrusy scent. The needles alternate in length on the tree which gives the tree a fuller appearance.

Canaan Fir

Similar to the other firs, Canaan has short, soft needles that are dark green in colour on the upper surface and have a silvery blue on the under surface. It has good needle retention like the Fraser but with the strong fragrance of the Balsam Fir. It is also a relatively new species of Christmas tree.

Norway Spruce

This is a fast-growing tree that has needle-like leaves which feature a dark green hue with pointed tips. It has a conical shape which makes it ideal as a Christmas tree. Although common in the States, it is native to Europe and is the most common variety of Christmas trees found in homes in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Needle retention is poor compared to other trees and it needs to be watered correctly.

Serbian Spruce

One of the newer species on the market for Christmas trees is the Serbian Spruce. It is more slender than other trees which is perfect for corridors or smaller homes. Its needles are similar to the Norway Spruce but are slightly flatter and soft. The branches are well spaced and slightly droopy, and it has similar needle retention to the Norway Spruce. It is recommended to buy this species as close to Christmas as possible to reduce needle drop before the big day.

Blue Spruce

The Blue Spruce, also known as the Colorado Spruce, is loved for its waxy grey-blue needles that tend to curve upwards. It has dense foliage and a conical shape. It is said to have the perfect Christmas tree shape. It will drop needles in a warm room, but it is the best of the spruce for needle retention.

Lodgepole Pine

A tree native to the Rocky Mountains, it is growing in popularity in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Liked by growers thanks to its resistance to pests and its ability to grow in poor, wet soils, this tree has a low needle drop. It forms clean, gradually tapering shafts and was used by Native Americans for making their lodges, hence the name.

Scots Pine       

The Scots Pine is the most common Christmas tree in the UK. It is bright green in colour, has stiff branches, dark needles which hold for around 4 weeks, and has a natural open appearance, perfect for Christmas decorations.

A snowy row of real Christmas trees

Best Christmas Tree Farms, Ireland

If you are based in the Republic and wondering “are there any Christmas tree farms around me?”, then this section is for you.

Cork Christmas Tree Farm, Cork

Address: Currabeg Ovens, Cork

The Cork Christmas Tree Farm has been in forestry for over 25 years and has a large selection of Christmas Trees each year for sale to the public. Theirs is a sustainable business and organic. No harmful chemicals are used, and they use a flock of sheep to do the grass cutting around the trees. Families are invited to wander through the forest and choose the best tree for their home. Staff will then cut and wrap the tree ready for transport. There are also pre-cut trees available for purchase and they also have a retail site on Centre Park Road where pre-cut trees can be bought.

The species of Christmas trees grown at the Cork Christmas Tree Farm include the Noble and Nordmann Firs. They are also growing Fraser Firs which will not be available for a few more years. Other species also grown there are Norway Spruce, Korean Fir, and Lasio Carpa.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Inniscarra Christmas Tree Farm, Cork

Address: Inniscarra House, Garravagh, Inniscarra, Co. Cork, P31 V064

This family-owned and run business is nestled in the Lee Valley less than 9km from Cork City. They had their first sales of Christmas trees in 2019 and are inviting the public to return to choose the perfect tree for the festive season. Choose and Cut services operate at weekends only. You can stroll through the forest to find your tree, or you can choose from a range of pre-cut trees if you are short of time.

The species of Christmas tree grown at Inniscarra are Nordmann and Noble Fir.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Cavangarden Christmas Tree Farm, Donegal

Address: Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal

The Cavangarden Christmas Tree Farm has been run by the McGarrigle family for over 40 years and they sell a range of trees from 4ft to 15ft+.

For more information, contact them through their Facebook page.

Killakee Christmas Tree Farm, Dublin

Address: Killakee Road, Dublin 16

Killakee Christmas Tree Farm is a family-run, sustainable Christmas tree farm located in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. For more than 10 years, families have been visiting the farm to walk through the forest and pick their perfect Christmas tree. There are both pre-cut trees and uncut trees within the forest to choose from.

The types of trees available include the Nordmann Fir and Noble Fir

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

A cut Christmas tree in a Christmas tree farm

Glencullen Christmas Tree Farm, Dublin

Address: Pine Forest Road, Glencullen, Co.Dublin

This family-run business is located in the Dublin Mountains just 500m from the famous Johnny Fox’s pub. Established in 2008, there is a fabulous selection of Christmas trees to choose from. You can wander through the forest and choose your tree, and the staff will cut it for you. In past years there has also been a chance to visit Santa’s cottage and take a picture on his sleigh.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Slade Valley Christmas Tree Farm, Dublin

Address: Slade Valley, Brittas, Dublin, D24 TEP6

Not far from Rathcoole and Saggart in South County Dublin, you will find the Slade Valley Christmas Tree Farm run by the Byrne family. Set off for a fun family day with the kids, not forgetting the wellies, and set about choosing your perfect Christmas tree for the festive season ahead. No pesticides are used and the sheep mow the grass.

Three species of trees are grown at Slade Valley including Nordmann, Noble, and Pines.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Galway Christmas Trees, Galway

Address: Meadow Lane, Gloves East, Athenry, Co. Galway

If you are based in the west of Ireland and are looking to get a real Christmas tree, then head to Galway Christmas Trees near Athenry. They operate a pick your own where you can browse the trees until you find the perfect one. Then they’ll cut and wrap it for you, ready to take home. And for every tree they cut down, they plant another three.

Trees grown at Galway Christmas Trees are the Norway Spruce, Noble and Fraser Firs, and Lodgepole Pine.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Belfield Christmas Trees, Kerry

Address: Belfield Nursery, beside Nolans Garage, N Circular Rd, Tralee, Co. Kerry

This local family business offers real Christmas trees to the public. You can visit the nursery, pick your perfect tree, and Belfield staff will cut and net it and ensure it is secure in your car for transport. They also plant a tree for every one they cut down.

Christmas tree species available at Belfield include Lodgepole Pine, and Noble and Nordmann Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Killarney Christmas Tree Company, Kerry

Address: Ballyhar Road, Knocknasartnett, Killarney, Co. Kerry

The Killarney Christmas Tree Company has been operating for 25 years and offers both domestic and wholesale Christmas trees. They have award-winning trees, having been awarded “Best in Ireland”. Members of the public are welcome to visit the farm to pick the perfect tree from a range of trees, from 2ft to 35ft!

Varieties of trees you will find at Killarney Christmas Tree Company are Nordmann Fir and Lodgepole Pine.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

A pre-cut Christmas tree being wrapped ready for transport

Kildare Christmas Tree Farm, Kildare

Address: Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 KR65

Kildare Christmas Tree Farm is a sustainable farm run by the Kelleher family. They have been producing Christmas trees since the 1970s. Families are invited to walk among the trees, enjoying the views of the Wicklow Hills before choosing your tree to take home. There is also a selection of pre-cut trees available for purchase and an option to buy online too.

The types of real Christmas trees available at the farm are Nordmann and Noble Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Caplice’s Christmas Tree Farm, Tipperary

Address: Raheenroe, Skeheenarinky, Co. Tipperary, E21 XC93

This local, family venture allows members of the public to come and pick their own real Christmas tree. Children can look forward to getting complimentary chocolate and there is hot scrumptious fruit punch for the adults.

For more information, contact them through their Facebook page.

Sliabh Bloom Christmas Trees, Laois

Address: Hilltop Gurteen, Rosenallis, Co. Laois, R32 EH59

Located in the heart of the Sliabh Bloom mountains, they have been growing Christmas trees for almost 40 years for both retail and wholesale customers.  All trees grown are non-shed and without the use of artificial fertilisers. For retail customers, there are two options, choose and cut your own, or select from a range of pre-cut trees.

Tree species available include Nordmann, Fraser, Lasiocarpa, and Korean Fir.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Grove House Christmas Tree Farm, Meath

Address: Grove House, Piltown Road, Sevitsland, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 D938

Established in 2011, Grove House Christmas Trees has been supplying those on the east coast of Ireland for a few years. Visitors are welcome to come see the trees (and pick one), ride the sleigh and see the reindeer, making it a great experience while choosing the perfect Christmas tree for your home. There are also plenty of pre-cut trees available for sale.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Coolnastud Christmas Tree Farm, Wexford

Address: Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland, Y25 DW74

Coolnastud has been providing the best quality Christmas trees since 1983 to the market. With over 200,000 Christmas trees at various stages of growth, they supply both retail and wholesale customers. Retail customers are welcome to visit the farm to pick their tree from the farm or from a range of pre-cut trees.

Coolnastud supple Nordmann Fir Christmas trees.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

A close up of branches of a real Christmas tree

Wheelock Christmas Trees, Wexford

Address: Moneyhore, Co. Wexford

Wheelock Christmas Tree Farm is a family-run, sustainable farm just outside Enniscorthy in County Wexford. This is a great place to choose your real Christmas tree if you are local to Wexford. You can either browse the range of pre-cut trees which are never more than 24 hours old, or you can wander through the Christmas tree forest until you find the perfect one. Staff will then cut and wrap it ready to take home.

The variety of Christmas trees available at Wheelock include Nordmann, Noble, and Fraser Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Kavanagh Christmas Trees, Wicklow

Address: Glendarragh, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 E270

Dublin location: Leopardstown Race Course, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Awarded Best Christmas Trees in 2021, Kavanagh’s Christmas Trees is the ideal place to get your Christmas tree this year. Situated in the Wicklow Mountains and a family-run business since the 1950s, visitors can wander the forest of trees until they find the perfect one, after which staff will cut and wrap it. The tree farm is located in Co. Wicklow and they also have a retail outlet in Dublin.

Species of trees grown at Kavanagh’s Christmas Trees are Nordmann, Noble, Lasiocarpa, and Korean Fir.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Rathcon Christmas Tree Farm, Wicklow

Address: Rathcon, Grangecon Lower, Grangecon, Co. Wicklow, W91 AR23

A family-run business that has been growing Christmas trees since 1989, Rathcon Christmas Tree Farm offers Christmas trees to retail and wholesale customers. Retail customers can choose and cut on weekend days, as well as click and collect which is available 7 days a week. Trees range in height from 3ft to 30ft.  

Christmas tree varieties available at Rathcon include Noble and Nordmann Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Wicklow Way Christmas Tree Farm, Wicklow

Address: Oldbridge, Roundwood, Co Wicklow, A98 K702

Located on the side of Scarr Mountain overlooking the Lough Dan Valley, the Wicklow Way Christmas Tree Farm has thousands of trees to choose from. The farm has been in the same family for seven generations and visitors can choose their tree and have it cut and wrapped by staff.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Parkmore Christmas Trees, Wicklow

Address: Ballinacoola, Co. Wicklow

Growing Christmas trees for over 20 years now, Parkmore Farm has over 5000 trees reaching maturity every year, so there are plenty available. Customers are welcome to visit the farm to choose their own on select dates in December.

All Christmas trees at Parkmore are of the Noble Fir variety.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Glenealy Christmas Tree Farm, Wicklow

Address: Ballymanus Ln, upper, Co. Wicklow

A family-run business, Glenealy will help you pick your Christmas tree, cut it down, wrap it and help you put it in the car, ready to take home.

Trees available at Glenealy are Nordmann and Noble Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Pre-cut Christmas trees wrapped and ready for purchase

Best Christmas Tree Farms, Northern Ireland

If you are looking for the best Christmas tree farm Northern Ireland has to offer, this section is for you.

Ballycregagh Christmas Tree Farm, Antrim

Address: 7 Ballycreagh Road, Clough, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT44 9RG (UK)

Members of the public are welcome to visit Ballycregagh Christmas Tree Farm to pick their own tree from the range of varieties and sizes available during November and December.

Varieties available include Noble and Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce and Colorado Spruce, and Lodgepole Pine.

For more information, contact them via their Facebook page.

Greenmount Christmas Tree Farm, Down

Address: 185 Comber Rd, Lisburn, Co. Down, BT27 6XQ (UK)

A family-run business nestled in the Drumlin landscape of County Down, Greenmount Christmas Tree Farm has been planting and harvesting trees since 1990. They are one of the largest independent growers and retailers of real Christmas trees in Northern Ireland. Families can browse the forest of trees and pick their favourite and staff will cut and prepare the tree for transport.

While they grow eight species of trees, the three most popular are Noble Fir, Norway Spruce, and Lodgepole Pine. Other varieties include Nordmann, Fraser, and Douglas Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Trainview Farm, Down

Address: 30 Saintfield Rd, Ballygowan, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 6HB (UK)

Trainview Farm has been family-owned by the Orr family for over 400 years. As well as being a traditional farm, Trainview Farm also grows fresh flowers and Christmas trees. They cut their trees, as and when they need them, but also stock locally sourced trees as well. Trees are available in a range of sizes depending on your needs.

The variety of trees predominantly grown at Trainview Farm is the Nordmann Fir.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Walworth Farm, Down

Address: 261 Donaghadee Rd, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 7QQ (UK)

Walworth Farm has been growing and selling real Christmas trees for over 20 years. Visitors can wander through the trees until they find the perfect one. Staff will cut and net the trees, ready for transport.

Varieties of trees available at Walworth Farm include Noble and Nordmann Fir, Lodgepole Pine, and Norway Spruce.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

Finnegan Christmas Trees, Tyrone

Address: 50 Tullybroom Road, Clogher, Co. Tyrone, BT76 0XS (UK)

Finnegan Christmas Trees have been growing trees since 1992 and each year they welcome people from across Northern Ireland who flock to Finnegan’s to choose the perfect tree for the festive season. All their trees are non-shed meaning you don’t need to be hoovering needles every day.

Varieties of Christmas trees available are Noble, Nordmann, and Fraser Firs.

For more information, prices, and opening hours, CLICK HERE.

A close up of branches of a real Christmas tree

Other places to buy Real Christmas Trees in Ireland

Celtic Christmas Trees (HQ in Carlow)

HQ Address: Tullow, Co. Carlow

Selling Address: Marlay Park, Grange Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin, D14 Y6X5

Castlecomer Discovery Park, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, R95 HY7X

Cillin Hill Business and Retail Park, Co. Kilkenny, R95 H395

Another family-run business, Celtic Christmas Trees has been growing real Christmas trees for over 15 years. They have been supplying quality Christmas trees to people, whether for the home, shop, or business.

They grow both Nordmann and Noble Fir Christmas trees and can provide shed and non-shed trees between heights of 5ft and 12ft.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

NI Farm Forestry, Down

Address: 5, Peartree Hill Comber Road, Dundonald, Belfast, Co. Down, BT16 1XA (UK)

NI Farm Forestry, established in 2001, has a retail shop where members of the public can purchase their real Christmas tree. Trees are available in a range of varieties and sizes, including small trees for apartments and larger trees for larger homes and open spaces.

Varieties of trees available are Noble, Grand, Douglas, Nordmann Fir, and Norway Spruce. They also have limited availability of Fraser and Canaan Fir, Scots Pine, and Serbian and Blue Spruce.

For more information, prices, and opening times, CLICK HERE.

The Christmas Tree Barn, Dublin

Addresses: Three Rock Rd, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 TX38 and Carrickmines Park, Dublin 18

Operating since 2012, the Christmas Tree Barn raises money for the LauraLynn Children Hospice. Visitors will be helped to choose their tree from the pre-cut Christmas trees before it is wrapped for transport.

The Christmas Tree Barn sells both Nordmann and Noble Firs.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

A sea of real Christmas trees

These are among the best Christmas tree farms in Ireland where members of the public can choose their real Christmas trees. Most offer a choose and cut service where you choose the perfect tree, which is cut and wrapped by staff. And many also offer pre-cut real Christmas trees.

If you know of any other Christmas tree farms in Ireland, please let us know so we can add them to this list.

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Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.

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