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Livery and Therapeutic riding in Waterford

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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

The Stables & Trails

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


Cullenagh Farm provides both long and short-term livery.


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 barns. 


For further information, please contact Evie Hartel Connolly through the form below or by phone at +353 83 8770992 or by email at evie@cullenagh.com

Therapeutic Support

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Evie is a qualified and a licensed health care professional with over ten year’s experience working in both community and hospital settings. 


She has integrated her training in the field of creative arts therapies into farm and equine supported learning, and in 2018, commenced therapeutic riding training with Festina Lente Equestrian Centre.


Evie has carried her interest in the area of life-story work into the development of social farming and therapeutic riding at Cullenagh Farm Stables.


A lot of emphasis is placed on how the natural objects and features around us help to inform our understanding of the environment and our relationship with it, particularly nature’s role in facilitating physical and emotional wellbeing.


The concept of nature therapy (ecotherapy) and greencare stems from the belief that people are part of the web of life and are not isolated or separate from their environment. This realization provides us with great opportunity to explore our relationship with nature and with ourselves. 


For further information, please contact Evie Hartel Connolly through the form below or by phone at +353 83 8770992 or by email at evie@cullenagh.com




 

Cullenagh Social Farm

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Located in the picturesque County Waterford countryside on the banks of the River Dawn, Cullenagh Farm provides year round social farming. We are on the Waterford Greenway in the Suir Valley area of Kilmeaden.


With a focus on greencare and biodiversity, weekly programmes include care of the horses and ponies, exploring the trails and paths, fishing and foraging and preparing food together. 


Placements generally span twelve weeks (usually a day a week from 10am to 3pm). Some placements are longer or shorter than this, as it depends greatly upon the needs of the participant and what their hopes and goals are.


Social farming promotes social inclusion and working together for the wellbeing of the individual and of society. We welcome participants from all walks of life. Participation encourages confidence building and the acquisition of new skills, while overcoming emotional or physical obstacles that may have held a person back from becoming an active participant in their own life story. At the heart of the placement is a belief in each individual’s ability to accomplish their goals. Nature can be our greatest guide on this journey.


Cullenagh Farm is a member of Social Farming Ireland and all social farming referrals are processed by Waterford LEADER Partnership. Groups and individuals are facilitated. We receive referrals directly from individuals as well as from service providers.


For further information, please contact Evie Hartel Connolly through the form below or by phone at +353 83 8770992 or by email at evie@cullenagh.com

History of Cullenagh

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The farm and stables at Cullenagh developed around a milling industry stretching back to the 17th century, which, through the ages, played a significant role in the region's history. Today, landmarks associated with the production of paper, corn and wool fringe the 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 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 skillfully restored remains of Fairbrook Mill also fringe today's equestrian trail, which follows paths alongside the historic Mill Street Houses and old chimney before cutting through arable land, woodland and alongside the ancient mineral spa at Gortnaclode.

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Milly at Cullenagh Stables

Testimonials

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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