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Ballyhaise College

Ballyhaise College is located 8km north of Cavan town. It is situated on an estate of 220 hectares of grass and woodlands.

The house is c.300 years old and retains many of its historical features. At the rear of the house the buildings form a magnificently restored courtyard.

Student Accommodation

Students can live in rented rooms at the College or in the neighbouring village, 1km away.

Facilities/Activities

A large sports hall is available for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and badminton. There are also game rooms for pool, darts, table tennis, cards, TV and general socialising and three computer training rooms with Wi-Fi.

The College Farm

There are 140 cows plus replacements on 54 hectares. The college herd, which is spring calving, is part of the Teagasc Moorepark Dairy Research programme. The main focus of this programme is to improve grass growth while reducing chemical nitrogen use with clover inclusion on heavy soils. Facilities include a modern 12 unit herringbone milking parlour with automatic drafting, slatted houses, cubicle house and calving and isolation boxes. A computerised management programme is used to facilitate record keeping. Read more about the dairy enterprise here

The 35 cow suckler herd is spring calving. Replacements are reared and all other progeny is brought to beef. Read more about the beef enterprise here

There is a sheep flock of 270 ewes. The sheep unit is equipped with excellent facilities including various types of housing and handling facilities. Read more about the sheep enterprise here

The farm includes 50 hectares of diverse woodlands which are used for the practical training of students who participate in the Level 5 and 6 Forestry courses and in DkIT joint courses. Read more about the forestry enterprise here.

Contact

John Kelly, Principal 
Teagasc, Ballyhaise College, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan. H12 E392 
Phone: +353 (0)494338108 
Email: ballyhaise.college@teagasc.ie

Agriculture Virtual College Open Day

Ballyhaise Agricultural College Virtual Open day for Agriculture – A live panel discussion and Q& A session about the agricultural courses offered at the college. The open day has superb video footage of the college farm enterprises and training facilities.


Forestry Virtual College Open Day

Ballyhaise Agricultural College Virtual Open day for Forestry – A live panel discussion and Q& A session about the forestry courses offered at the college. The open day has superb video footage of our students out on practical training on the college forestry enterprise.


Overview of Ballyhaise College by John Kelly, College Principal


Forestry Enterprise – Marianne Lyons


Beef Enterprise – Liam McWeeney


Sheep Enterprise - Marie McGlynn


Dairy Enterprise – Donal Patton