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Irish Olympics

A unique opportunity for participants to experience the richness of Irelands’ sporting culture traditions, as well as some novelty challenges. The emphasis is on fun but individuals can draw on their own personal and collective skills to build a cohesive team spirit.

Irish Olympics

TUG O’ WAR

This true test of team strength gets the team not just motivated but develops that great sense of team effort and bonding. It’s a real experience of what real team work can achieve.

Irish Olympics

WHEELBARROW RACE

A Ferrari in disguise this vehicle can perform at the very highest level as it negotiates a series of obstacles. Only a real ‘team’ effort between the passenger and driver will give real results. With lots of surprises thrown in this must be the most popular element in this programme.

Irish Olympics

PUC FADA

The ancient game of Hurling has been played in Ireland for over two thousand years and is now part of the cultural and sporting identity of the Irish people. Following a short introduction to the history and heritage of the game, participants will have the opportunity to test their own Hurling Skills.

Irish Olympics

MEGGARS

Moving on from the pace of the other programme elements this activity is all about concentration and staying focused. Using the correct technique of tossing the horse shoe will also deliver real results for your team.

Irish Olympics

WELLY THROWING

Ireland’s unique medium of anger management is provided for your team! By placing all that pent up anger and frustration in the welly boot and tossing it away allows the individual to free themselves from these feelings and to be a true architect of change.

Irish Olympics

BALE PUSHING

Let the games begin! The ultimate relay race as team members pair off to push this large round bale of straw through a set of obstacles before handing the ‘baton’ (bale) to their colleagues.

Irish Olympics

TURF STACKING

The Wicklow Hills are famous not just for their natural beauty but also for their abundance of peat, or locally known as turf. Has your team got the skills to set a new record, currently held by a group of Swedish Engineers of 2.2mtrs, in this challenging event? Not as easy as it looks using Turf!


Additional Options



For those groups who want to add a little bit of extra time and spice to their activity programme we can offer the following additional activities which take approximately 20 minutes each. These activities are particularly suited as additions to the Irish Olympics.

HUMAN SHEEP HERDING EVENT

In the Human Sheep Herding Event the team becomes the working dog and must do the work of herding the sheep into the pen. In the world of farming sheep are known as the most difficult and unpredictable animal of them all. The teams are challenged to outwit the sheep and collect them into the pen in the shortest time possible.

TYSON THE FARM RAM

Each team is presented with the task of guessing the weight of ‘Tyson’ the mountain ram. As father of the flock he has to be kept in tip-top shape and our guests have to assist with his weekly weigh in.
He has been carefully washed and manicured in preparation for this event – but first you must catch him!

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