Watching Tommy and his friends play for hours creating everything from the perfect farm scene to winning day football matches with Lego figures, gave Padraic the impetus to start handcrafting model toy fields for the local market.
Growing in popularity the model toy field offers a refreshing approach to the toy market, a simply elegant handcrafted Irish toy, where a child’s imagination is the only prop needed to create hours of inspired play for children.
The 2015 Ploughing Championships saw the official launch of the model toy field to the Irish market, creating quite the stir, what followed were numerous appearances on TV breakfast shows and widespread media coverage in local and national press, however it wasn’t until the field’s appearance on The Late Late Toy Show later that year, alongside the Rapping Farmer, that this cottage business became a national success over night!
The Field story has gone from strength to strength with a second appearance on the Late Late Toy Show in 2016. The original product offering of a single model toy field has now developed to include The Field Farm, The Compound and The Grass Roll, with the addition of two new field products, The Half Acre Field and The Field Paddocks (3 fields in one!), launched at The National Ploughing Championships September 2017. The greatest success lies in one boy’s present has created a truly Irish toy for both boys and girls igniting their development through creativity and imaginative play!