International School Groups

Action packed, hands-on programme on a busy working farm. Come and gather the sheep, feed the pigs and cut the turf…

We’ll teach you a dance and have a session on the bodhráns. Everyone can make their own soda bread or cut a few sods of turf for the fire.

This is genuinely a superb way for groups to immerse themselves in Irish culture. Everyone says it is a highlight of their time in Ireland.

The programme includes:

Full Day Programme (up to 5 hours)

  • Make Irish Soda Bread
  • Hurling Lesson
  • Trip to the Bog on the Tractor and Trailer
  • Traditional Turf Cutting
  • Bodhrán Workshop (Traditional Drum)
  • Céilí Dancing Lesson
  • Farm Visit and Milk a Cow
  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Later in the day – for a snack, visitors eat their own bread with jam and fruit juice.

Half Day Programme (3 hours)

  • Trip to The Bog on the Tractor andTrailer
  • Traditional Turf Cutting
  • Bodhran Class
  • Ceili Dancing Lesson
  • Farm Visit and Milk a Cow
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

Tastes of Irish Culture

Learn about living Irish culture on the farm and bog.

Bodhrán Session

Each student plays a traditional bodhrán and learns to accompany the different rhythms of traditional Irish music including jigs, polkas and reels.

Céilí Dancing

We can teach any group The Siege of Ennis – it is a fabulous class bonding activity and even the most reticent of classes are laughing before long.

Bonding Challenges

Simple fun activities designed to encourage people to stretch their capabilities and to embrace teamwork.

Trip to the Bog and Traditional Turf-Cutting

Tractor-Trailer ride down to the bog, where students discover how the bogs were formed, and the history surrounding them. Optional Bog-jumping (change of clothes required).

Sugán (Straw) Rope Making

Students make ropes from straw. This plentiful material had numerous uses around farms, from furniture-making to tying animals together on fair day.

Hurling (Field Sport)

Learn about our ancient sport of hurling – the fastest ball sport in the world.

Sheepdog Demonstration

See how our dogs control the sheep and how they help the farmer with his work.

Farm Visit

Meet the farmyard animals and maybe even milk a cow.

Make Soda Bread

Everyone makes their own brown bread and we eat it later with butter and jam and drinks.

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