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 main feature is the restored courtyard complex.
Students can live in rented rooms at the College or in the neighbouring village, less than 1km away.
A large sports hall is available for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and badminton. There are also games rooms for pool, darts, table tennis, cards, TV and general socialising. There is wifi in the accommodation and many of the communal areas.
The College Farm
There are 120 cows plus replacements on 50 hectares. The college herd, which is spring calving, is part of the Teagasc Moorepark Dairy Research programme. Facilities include a modern 12 unit herringbone milking parlour with automatic drafting, slatted houses, calving pens and isolation boxes. A computerised management programme is used to facilitate record keeping. Read more about the dairy enterprise here
The 36 cow suckler herd is spring calving. All male progeny are finished under 16 months. Some heifers are retained for breeding and the remainder finished under 24 months. There is also a selection of heifers reared from the dairy herd and brought through to beef. There is major focus on grassland management and incorporating clover into swards. Read more about the beef enterprise here
There is a sheep flock of 220 ewes. This is split into 60 for early lamb production and 160 which are managed to for mid-season lambing. There are 60 female lambs retained for breeding each year. Rams used on the farm are Suffolk, Texel, Charollais, and Belclare. Read more about the sheep enterprise here
All the farm enterprises have excellent facilities including various types of housing and handling units.
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.
John Kelly, Principal
Teagasc, Ballyhaise College, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan. H12 E392
Phone: +353 (0)494338108
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.
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.