Job Vacancy – Training and Day Services Manager

Job Title: Training and Day Services Manager Location: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow Reporting to & Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer Main purpose: The overall purpose of the Training and Day Services Manager’s role is to ensure that a) all trainees receive a service in line with the Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board […]

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Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Course March 2018

New Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Course Starting in March 2018: We are now taking bookings for our 2018 – 2019 course, for more details and to apply please click here.. Programme Overview: The Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Programme will provide learners with the skills, understanding and practical experience of involving equines in programmes which […]

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Garden Centre 20% Off All Plants Special Offer

A huge selection of our plants including a wonderful selection of highly scented Roses and Herbaceous Plants are 20% OFF  Roses are 20% off until they are all sold!   Walled Garden and Garden Centre Shop Opening Times: Monday – Friday:    9am – 5pm. Saturday:                 9.30am-6pm. Sunday:                   11am – 6pm.   ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦   At […]

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Horse Riding & Vaulting Lessons Available

We currently have some spaces available in our Private Riding Lessons, Term Riding Lessons and our Therapeutic Riding Lesson timetables.

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Our Horses are off on their holidays 12th – 27th August 2017

It is not only staff that go on holidays here at Festina Lente our horses get to go on holidays as well!

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Grow Your Own Vegetables & Fruits Workshops 2018

Festina Lente Victorian Walled Gardens & Garden Centre are delighted to be able to offer a series of gardening workshops presented by our qualified horticulturists in 2018.   If you would love to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables in your allotment or garden successfully but you are not sure how best to go about it then […]

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New Life Empowerment Workshops in August by Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre

Festina Lente is delighted to be the host centre for three wonderful workshops this August by the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre Living A Stress Free Life  Festina Lente Gardens, Saturday 12th August 2017 from 10am to 5pm, €85 Living a stress free life addresses the questions aspiring from modern lifestyles, health and disease, expectations, competitive […]

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Volunteer needed to teach conversational Spanish

We are looking for a volunteer to teach conversational Spanish to English speaking men and women who have a mild learning disability in an interactive workshop style learning environment.

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Spaces Available on our QQI Horsemanship Course

The Festina Lente Equestrian Training Programme is a 3 year full time course which enables the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence in a broad range of equine skills to work in a variety of equine sectors.   Successful graduates will be awarded a QQI level 4 Major Award in Horsemanship.     […]

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Children’s Birthday Parties at Festina Lente

We offer excellent, fun and informative "Nature" themed birthday parties which includes a fun crafty practical workshop. We will design up a party to suit your child's interest and age!

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Wonder Paws Dog Grooming services in Festina Lente Gardens

We are so delighted to announce that Wonder Paws at Festina Lente Family Dog & Puppy Training now have opened an absolutely gorgeous Dog Grooming facility onsite in Festina Lente gardens in Bray called The Grooming Shed at Wonder Paws.   It has state of the art equipment with fantastic dog groomers with only gentle and positive […]

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Wonder Paws Dog Training & Dog Agility Classes

Festina Lente is delighted to be the host for Wonder Paws Pet Dog Training & Fun Agility.   Wonder Paws Pet Dog & Puppy Training Courses and Agility Classes are designed to bring out the best in your pet dog!   100% of Wonder Paws profits go to the Festina Lente charity.   Wonder Paws […]

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QQI Level 4 Horsemanship Course Open Day 18th July 2017

QQI Level 4 Award in Horsemanship Open Day for School Leavers 18th July 2017

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Thrive Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Course on July 22nd & 23rd

Would you like to learn how to offer Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit groups of people with ill health and disability? We have just the course for you on 22nd & 23rd July!

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2nd National Vaulting Competition 1st July 2017 in Festina Lente

On Saturday 1st July 2017, Festina Lente Equestrian Centre will be hosting the 2nd National Vaulting competition.

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An Evening with Dr Andrew McLean 29th June 2017

The Irish Equine Behaviour Clinic Presents:   An Evening with Dr Andrew Mc Lean – Author of international bestseller “The Truth about Horses”   Thursday 29th June 2017 from 6.00 to 9.30 pm   Registration from 5.30pm   Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co Wicklow   Enjoy a relaxed evening with Andrew, one of the […]

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Thank you to everyone who donated prizes to our dog show

Many thanks to all the businesses & people who have so generously donated prizes for our Mega Fun Dog Show Bank Holiday Monday from 5th June

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Summer 2017 Gardening Workshops

Festina Lente Victorian Walled Gardens & Garden Centre are delighted to be able to offer a series of gardening workshops presented by our qualified horticulturists in Summer 2017 in June, July & August for adults.       June Container Planting / Hanging Basket Workshop     Sunday 11th June 2017 at 2pm to 3:30pm Get the […]

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Irish Times Article on our Outreach Programme

Initiated by charities such as Dogs Trust and Festina Lente, schools are now inviting animals into classrooms and gardens to interact with pupils.

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Festina Lente Special Olympics Event June 29th 2017

Festina Lente In-House Special Olympics Event     Date: June 29th 2017   Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Entry: €15   Working Trails, Dressage, Grooming   This competition is open to all special needs riders as well as Festina Lente trainees and day service users.       Please contact Clodagh in the Equestrian Centre office […]

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