EHAI and Covid

Environmental Health Association of Ireland Guidance

Open farms offer visitors the opportunity of seeing and coming into contact with animals – a valuable activity that brings many benefits and pleasure to children and adults alike.

Visiting these venues presents a generally low, but possible, risk of visitors acquiring infection from the animals. However, where practices are poor on individual farms, risks may be higher.

Open farms guidance documents are available below as follows:

Open Farms and Pet Farms- Hand Washing Poster

Open Farms and Pet Farms- Public Information Leaflets

Open Farms and Pet Farms- Stay Healthy During Farm Visits

The single most important thing we ask our visitors is

to please wash your hands after touching, feeding or petting the animals.


Covid 19 info

Update on 01/01/2022

To all our valued customers,

With covid restrictions in place, we here at Leahys are delighted to be opening again from 1st Jan 2022.

All visitiors coming to our farm, will be asked to sign in, with a contact number for covid contact tracing if needed.  We ask that visitors only come to visit our farm if you have no covid symptoms.  Please don’t visit if you have any of the symptoms.  We have a number of sanitor stations around the farm and hand washing facilities and we ask that you use them throughout the day.

Face masks are compulsory, so please have one on, when you come to the entrance door, we will have some for sale on site if you forget to bring one.  

We will have some reduced activities at the farm while restrictions are in place.  Our coffee shop and ice cream and chocolate factory will have indoor dining, valid covid certs and id will be necessary to eat indoors, we will run a take away service also.

We will be watching the covid numbers closely over the next few weeks.  

Birthday parties at Leahys

If a family want to celebrate a birthday, there are a number of picnic benches on the green areas to celebrate.  Families organising their own party can only have a group size of 6 from no more than 2 households.

During the Covid 19 restrictions, we are running our farm with restrictions in place.

Online booking is essential for all our visitors, members and non members.

We encourage all our visitors to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and to wash their hands often while on our farm.

We have placed a number of hand sanitising stations around the farm to encourage hand sanitisation.

We have introduced one way systems in different areas of the farm.

We have reduced capacity to visits to the farm and tickets are valid for 4 hours upon arrival.

Tickets bought after 2 pm are valid until closing time (5 pm)

Our staff and customers are our top priority and we will do our very best to ensure their safety while on our farm.

Everyone at the farm is required to wear face coverings in any indoor settings at our farm.

Here is a list of restrictions of activities on the farm during covid times.

The soft play area, indoor play area, pony rides, cow milking demo (as this is indoors) are the only areas not open during Covid 19