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Leahy's Open Farm, Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork.

Education & Groups

We are based in Dungourney, near Midleton in East Cork. We have been providing group trips around our farm for the last 20 years.

Our farm is educational adventurous and seriously fun for school groups.

We provide fully guided tours for both primary and secondary school groups. 

Historical Aspects

  • Experience a 100 year old dwelling house on a working farm and see the farm machinery operated at this time.
  • See the tradesmen tools, blacksmiths forge, carpenters workshop etc
  • Horse drawn machinery and the first means of public transport used in Ireland
  • See the Old Irish Crannog.

All Groups to the farm get to enjoy:

  • Petting Time – Feed the animals, hold a snake, milk the cow!
  • Our large maze is a real challenge to all the kids and teachers can try to find their way around too.
  • Quad & Barrell train rides
  • Orienteering (on request)

Lunch options available!

Chocolate Making Tours 

Visit the farm with your school and enjoy a tour of the farm, including the chocolate and ice cream factory where students will learn all about chocolate from our chocolatier! How it’s made, manufactured and tempered and also get the chance to make and decorate a chocolate figure.

A brief run through of how our ice cream is made here on the farm can also be included! €20 p/student             

Science Education

Coordinated by staff members Matt Harpur B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Susan McLaughlin who had a B.Sc. in Biology students conduct Ecology fieldwork such as a habitat study in our forest assessing flora and fauna, abiotic measurements such as soil pH, light intensity and using equipment such as quadrats, pooters, sweep nets etc.

This can be tailored to any age group and can be used as the mandatory ecology experiment for senior cycle students

A presentation on the farms sustainability efforts and plans e.g renewable energy, waste management & biodiversity.

Prices start at €13 per student

 

           

Incorporated into both Chocolate Making & Ecology Tours we can also include business talks which can be useful to students in CSPE & LCVP. 

 

Email info@leahysopenfarm.ie or call 83 848 8142 for more information.