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We asked Seamus Dunne from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Seamus Dunne

Forestry Inspectorate

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Seamus Dunne
Working in the Forest Service can be great fun. Most of the roles in the Forest Service involve a nice mix of office and field work and I would advise anyone considering this work to seek as much practical forestry experience as possible in Forestry before joining the Forest Service.
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Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Cavan


Upcoming Events

Friday, October 05, 2018
Open Day
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday, March 08, 2019
Open Day
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Higher Education Courses

BSc in Agriculture
Applications for this course which is run in partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology are made through the CAO, course code DK882.

BSc in Sustainable Agriculture

This course is run in partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology

Course Codes: CR010, DK685, WD126, DKA80

Ballyhaise College

Ballyhaise College is located 8km north of Cavan town on an estate of 220 hectares of grassland and is a leading provider of training in Agriculture and Forestry. Close links have been developed with the local Institute of Technology in Dundalk (DkIT). This has facilitated the development of progression to third level (HETAC) courses and has greatly enhanced the provision of agricultural education in the North East. Over 400 students are currently registered on courses at Ballyhaise College.

The main house is nearly 300 years old and retains many of its historical features.

Student Accommodation

Students are accommodated in three modern houses, each with 18 single bedrooms.

Facilities/Activities

A large gym is available for indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and weight training. There are also game rooms for pool, darts, table tennis, cards, TV and general socialising plus a computer training facility with 30 modern PCs.

Gaelic football is popular and the college team visits other colleges to play matches. Debating, cross-country running, Macra na Feirme farm tasks, sheep shearing and local and foreign tours are all part of life in Ballyhaise.

The Farm

The college farm consists of a 120 cow dairy herd, 50 cow suckler herd, 200 ewe sheep flock, 200 cattle of various types with 100 finished every year and a 100 sow pig unit.

The farm includes 50 hectares of diverse woodlands, Ballyhaise College is a registered centre for external candidates taking examinations for ABC Awards in Arboriculture.

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