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art is a harmony parallel with nature ~ Paul Cezan    


farm and stables on the banks of the River Dawn

About Us

Cullenagh Social Farm

In the old yard is the Hen House, a refurbished recreational space. It is here that the social farming day begins and it is from here that the day's activities are planned. 


Social farming projects encompass all aspects of farm life, from care of the horses and ponies to the cutting of hay and silage to fishing and foraging.


Participants come from all walks of life and bring a vast range of life experiences with them. With nature as a guide, much is learned and shared, while lasting friendships are made. 


Our experiences as a social farm have been wide ranging and also mutually beneficial. Some of our participants enjoy the peace and quiet that the countryside provides while others are eager to learn more skills while working with animals and the natural environment.  


If you are interested in learning more about social farming and our ongoing projects, please complete the contact form below or phone Evie at 083 8770992.


We regularly update our social media sites. For further details about upcoming events and activities, please see links below.

The Stables & Trails

Two American style barns overlook a 40m X 60m floodlit arena and the farm's year round turnout paddocks stretch down to the majestic River Dawn. Riverside and woodland farm trails fringe Cullenagh's historic landmarks.  


Cullenagh Farm Stables offers both long and short term livery, day visits as well as the option of taking your horse on holidays.


Individual tack rooms and paddocks are provided as well as a parking bay for boxes. Customers can store their hay, straw and shavings in the farm's barns. 


If you'd like to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the winding woodland and riverside trails and gallops with your horse this summer, with over 6kms of paths  (all with optional fences), there's much to enjoy over a couple of hours or days.   


Visitors also have use of the warm up arena, wash area and private car park.  


We are currently open for bookings.  
Please contact us ahead of reserving so that we can ensure that each horse and rider is catered for according to interests and abilities.


For further information, please contact Evie through the form below or by phone at 083 8770992

Nature Based Therapy

There has been a growing focus on the benefits to be derived from nature based therapies in helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.


Ecotherapy stems from the belief that people are part of the web of life and that our psyches are not isolated or separate from our environment. 


Nature based therapies provide individuals with an opportunity to explore their relationship with nature - an area that may be overlooked in many other types of psychotherapy.

 

While some professionals teach and practice ecopsychology exclusively, other mental health practitioners incorporate aspects of ecotherapy into their existing practices.


As a professional mental health therapist, I have worked with communities, families and individuals for over ten years in both community and hospital settings. 


While facilitating recovery groups, much of my work involved using art and nature as tools for healing and recovery. I have witnessed self-esteem grow, relationships within the individual’s personal life better understood and explained. There is also often greater self-understanding and a reduction in feelings of anxiety. 


Using nature based therapies, nature's beneficial effects are not only gained from what is seen but also from what is experienced through the other senses.


For further information, please contact Evie at 083 8770992

History of Cullenagh

The farm and stables at Cullenagh developed around a milling industry dating back to the 17th century, which, through the ages, played a significant role in the region's history.  The historic landmarks once associated with the production of steel, paper, corn and wool have been integrated into the cross country woodland and riverside trails.  
 

Steam trains once had a stopping point on the Old Quarry Trail, which  follows the faintly visible remains of an earlier steel, mill whose arches and tunnel are now neatly woven into the surrounding farmland. The railway line once linked Fishguard Port to Lismore, County Waterford. Riding trails now follow paths over and under its old stone bridges.
 

The carefully preserved remains of Fairbrook Mill fringe part of today's equestrian trail which follows paths alongside the historic Mill Street  Houses, the old chimney, the mills' former weirs and mill races as well as through belts of arable land, woodland and alongside the ancient spa at Gortnaclode. 


Day visitors can enjoy the trails with their horse over a morning, an afternoon or a full day. If you would like to purchase a gift voucher, please complete the contact form or phone Evie at 083 8770992 

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Milly at Cullenagh Stables

Testimonials


Donna Sisler (West Virginia)

I recently visited Cullenagh Stables and I can tell you that the owners are not only qualified to provide social farming and therapeutic riding, they're also dedicated and caring. The location is beautiful and peaceful. It’s the package deal. I encourage you to pay them a visit. You won’t be disappointed.


Tanya Power (County Waterford)


My daughter and I have frequently been to Cullenagh Stables. Each time has been a delight. The facilities are excellent and you can always be sure of a warm welcome. We've been along the track, the scenery is beautiful. So much nature and fresh air, yet so close to the city. A real gem!


Sharon Frye (Oklahoma)

 

The owners of Cullenagh Stables are a passionate and caring team. I've had the great opportunity to watch them provide visitors with authentic concern and hospitality. The stunning location and grounds are in top-notch condition, contributing to a wonderful experience but the staff make the utmost difference.


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Cullenagh Farm

Kilmeaden, Waterford County, Ireland X91 WF68

+353 83 8770992