Low Ropes Obstacle Course

The Orchard Centre’s Low Ropes Course is an aerial obstacle course strung among the existing giant Spruce and Beech trees using cables, ropes and beams. Teams will explore risk taking, leadership, communication, problem solving and coaching during this adventure.

The Orchard Centre’s Low Ropes Course is an aerial obstacle course strung among the existing giant Spruce and Beech trees using cables, ropes and beams. Teams will explore risk taking, leadership, communication, problem solving and coaching during this adventure.

 

The elements of the course are close to the ground so the perceived risk is low, but still quite challenging and physically demanding. The team walk along tightropes, negotiating their way through different obstacles, while also climbing a cargo net.

Each member of the team will gradually find themselves expanding their comfort zones and recognising fears that may block their personal and professional achievement. Most elements of the course will require team-mates to actively support and encourage one-another.

The Orchard Centre’s low ropes course programme is designed to focus on personal achievements and ask participants to confront their personal fears and anxieties. Challenges are physical and emotional.

The low ropes programme is designed to explore group interaction, problem-solving, and leadership. In particular the programme can help teams with cooperation, decision making, self confidence, positive risk taking, cohesion, trust, self esteem, leadership, goal setting and teamwork.

 

 

Clay Shooting & Archery

Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and time your shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’.
We have a range of introductory clay pigeon shooting lessons available where you can learn firsthand

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and time your shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’.

We have a range of introductory clay pigeon shooting lessons available where you can learn firsthand from the experts in a safe and friendly environment. Our all weather range make it a sure hit as even the weather cannot stop the action.

Why not find out if you have what it takes to become a crack marksman in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports.

ARCHERY

Archery

It’s thousands of years old, and through the years has been enjoyed by kings, queens and even pharaohs in Egypt. Archery is a skilful sport requiring balance, poise, accuracy, vision and timing.

The Orchard Centre’s target archery involves each participant aiming arrows at a target a certain distance away. A full introduction and safety briefing will be given, followed by preparation and aiming for selected targets and ranges, with all necessary equipment provided..

 

Build a Baileys Cow

The lush green pastures of The Orchard Farm are characterised by a magnificent dairy herd of 170 milking cows.These cows produce over 1 million litres of milk each year for Bailey’s Irish Cream and have been carefully bred and selected over many years.

The lush green pastures of The Orchard Farm are characterised by a magnificent dairy herd of 170 milking cows.These cows produce over 1 million litres of milk each year for Bailey’s Irish Cream and have been carefully bred and selected over many years.

Take a trip with their proud owners, Joe and Michael Hayden, to meet these beautiful ladies where you will learn about the specific traits of this herd. Meet a select number of the ladies personally and take care to observe closely! Afterwards, join with your team members to build a replica of your teams favourite ‘Baileys Lady’!

Varied materials will be provided allowing your team to plan, design and build the best Baileys Cow replica possible. On completion, your team must then present your life size cow for approval to Joe and Michael.

A second element to this programme involved the design and building of a transportation system suitable to move your finished Baileys Cow to the milking shed. The final part of this event will see all the teams line their cows up for the grand finale race to the milking shed.

INTRODUCTION TO THE BAILEYS LADIES(COWS)

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Farm Visit

Farm owners Joe and Michael Hayden bring 150 years of  their family’s passion for farming tradition to life on their personally guided farm visits around their 135 hectare award winning farm. Hayden’s Family Farm is home to their 170 cow dairy herd, which produces 1.1 million litres of milk for Baileys Irish Cream. In 2002 this farm was chosen as the international ‘Vineyard’ for the world’s number one cream liqueur and now plays host to the many visitors who wish to visit the natural home of Baileys.

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Farm owners Joe and Michael Hayden bring 150 years of  their family’s passion for farming tradition to life on their personally guided farm visits around their 135 hectare award winning farm. Hayden’s Family Farm is home to their 170 cow dairy herd, which produces 1.1 million litres of milk for Baileys Irish Cream. In 2002 this farm was chosen as the international ‘Vineyard’ for the world’s number one cream liqueur and now plays host to the many visitors who wish to visit the natural home of Baileys.

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Best practice in modern farming techniques has brought this family run farm to both national and international prominence. During their visit guests are provided with detailed information on cattle breeding and husbandry, grassland management, production costs, food traceability and much, much more. Environmental integrity is perfectly preserved and maintained. Five hectares of fen bog, natural woodland and wild meadow are protected under Irish and EU law to protect the large and unique variety of flora and fauna which exists there.

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Information Seminars

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In addition to the visit of the farm special interest groups may avail of the opportunity to learn more about Irish agriculture, food processing, export markets and Irish Agriculture in the future. Specific issues to your group are catered for.

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Baileys Toast

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The farm visit gives a unique insight into the production of the cream for Baileys so why not complete the story by hearing about the development of this great brand and enjoy a glass of delicious Baileys Irish Cream.

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Baileys Tasting Workshop

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Enjoy a short introduction to the History and Heritage of the Baileys brand and learn about the strong connection that Baileys has to the Hayden Farm. Joe will then demonstrate how the rich cream is blended with secret ingredients.

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Note: We can offer Farm Visits for groups of 15 or more

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The Hayden Farm Visitor Experience

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A Model of Sustainable Dairy Production

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