Ring Of Cork FAM Trip To Leahy’s Open Farm

Ring Of Cork FAM Trip To Leahy’s Open Farm

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 Humphry the camel and some gorgeous alpacas!

Ring of Cork Members Exploring Inch Hideaway | www.ringofcork.ie | Ring of Cork


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!

Don’t miss out on our next familiarisation trip to Inch Hideaway on April 28th! To book in visit our training page or drop us an email at info@ringofcork.ie

Ring of Cork meets Seamus Heaney Tourism Group

Ring of Cork meets Seamus Heaney Tourism Group

On a sunny Sunday the 24th of March in the Jameson Experience Midleton, Ring of Cork members got the exciting chance to meet and mingle with members of the Seamus Heaney Tourism Group from Northern Ireland.

Met with delicious refreshments, everyone got a seat around a series of tables and got the chance to get to know their counterparts from the North. All attendees introduced themselves and their business, which provided great insight into the current climate of the tourism industry and Ireland, both local and national.

There were many similarities between businesses in the North and South, and there was a real interest in creating networks and connections between these two groups. The session really demonstrated the potential that both areas have to develop as tourism hubs within the country, and what’s more is that both groups really got to express what their respective areas had to offer. From warm and inviting accommodations to unique and exciting adventures and experiences, there is something for absolutely everyone both in the Ring Of Cork and in the Seamus Heaney Tourism Group area.

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Not only was this a brilliant opportunity to meet similar tourism businesses from the opposite end of the country, it was also a chance for Ring of Cork Members to get more familiar with one another. There was varied representation from all sectors of the tourism industry. Attendees found that there was a great deal in common between businesses in the North and South of Ireland, and there was a lot that was learned from each other.

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Members from Ring Of Cork Included: Castle Farm B&B, Camden Fort Meagher, Ocean Escapes, Passage West Maritime Museum, Summerfield Lodge B&B, Midleton Park Hotel, Sunville B&B and Leahy’s Open Farm.

Visitors from the Seamus Heaney Tourism Group Included: Ballyscullion Park House, Seamus Heaney Home Place, Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Co-Operative Society, Dalriada Kingdom Tours, Ardtara Country House, Walsh’s Hotel, Friel’s Bar, Brendan Adams Tours, J and K Coaches, Bake House NI

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