This weeks’ Ring of Cork familiarisation trip took us to Leahy’s Open Farm on Wednesday April 17th to see all they had to offer.
Joining our trip were a wide variety of Ring Of Cork member businesses including representatives from Fota Wildlife Park, Sunville B&B, Castlemartyr Resort, Inch Hideaway, An Stór Town House, Youghal Heritage Centre and Print Profile.
The day started with some brief introductions and a small bit of history on the farm, which was a great way to start off the networking which continued for the rest of the day. As the farm tour commenced our members got to soak in the beautiful surroundings while chatting, getting to know one and other and creating business connections. They also got to know a few of the farm animals like Humphrey the camel and some gorgeous alpacas!
Donal, Eddie and Teresa Leahy did a brilliant job of showing off everything Leahy’s Open Farm has to offer. No matter how old or young you are, Leahy’s has something for you. Be it a leisurely stroll around the grounds, a ride in the barrel train, a bit of fun in the mini JCB diggers or spending time with the animals, there is something that everyone can enjoy. Not only this, but the farm also has a collection of incredible artefacts which illustrate a real walk through experience of Irish history.
The last stop on our tour was a visit to the top of the range Ice Cream & Chocolate factory. This involved a fun and informative chocolate workshop where members got to create their own chocolate tractor shaped lollipops and paint chocolate moulds as well as trying some tasters of the sweet treats that the Ice Cream & Chocolate factory had to offer.
Overall, the day was hugely enjoyable and members got to create brilliant connections with one another as well as experience Leahy’s Open Farm’s fantastic offerings for all ages on a fun, informal day away from the office! Each member left with a self-made chocolate lollipop and a wonderful goody bag courtesy of the Leahy’s Open Farm team.
Thank you to our members who attended – it proved to be a very valuable day for all involved. A huge thank you as well to Donal, Teresa, Eddie, Joanne and all the team at Leahy’s Open Farm for a fantastic day out!