Social and Therapeutic Horticulture July 2 Day Course by Thrive

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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Festina Lente & Wonder Paws Dog Show 5th June 2017

The Festina Lente & Wonder Paws Annual Dog Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 5th June 2017 from 12 midday to 4pm in Festina Lente Gardens in Bray.

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Part Time Accounts Assistant Job Vacancy

We have a job vacancy for a Permanent Part Time Accounts Assistant in Festina Lente, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow

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New Plants for Sale in Festina Lente Garden Shop

We have received a new delivery of plants for sale in our Garden Shop so why not pop along to see them and the rest of the plants, containers and other gardening supplies we have on sale!

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EFETA Conference 12th May 2017

  Walk with us … Be Part of the Past, Present and Future of THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAMMES IN IRELAND 4th Conference Friday 12th May 2017 Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Bray, Co. Wicklow   NOTED INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS LATEST RESEARCH FINDINGS PRACTICAL SESSIONS   A must attend event for anyone interested in the equine education and therapy fields.   SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW – Tickets on Sale Now on http://www.efeta.ie/registration-2017.html 

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Job vacancy for a Part Time Support Worker

We have a job vacancy for a Part Time Support Worker for our Saol Anois Day Service for an adult with intellectual disabilities.   Contract Type: Part-Time Specified Purpose Contract of Employment Location: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow Reporting to: Training & Day Services Manager Hours: 15 hours per week Working Week: Wednesday and Thursday […]

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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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Plant Sale in Festina Lente Walled Garden Shop

We have lots of plants on sale at the moment

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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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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.       June Container Planting / Hanging Basket Workshop     Sunday 11th June 2017 at 2pm to 3:30pm Get the most from […]

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Our email is working intermittently at the moment

Unfortunately our email is working intermittently at the moment.   We do have some mobile numbers for some staff which are listed here.   If you need to ring the riding school please ring 0879232140.

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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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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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Stable Yard Volunteers Needed….

We are looking for people with stable yard and horse experience to join the team on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons! If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the online application form.. All volunteers are Garda vetted as well!   We have other volunteering positions available as well!   Apply here http://www.festinalente.ie/index.php/about-us/volunteers/

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Become a certified Therapeutic Riding Coach!

We are now taking bookings on Festina Lente’s 2017-2018 Therapeutic Coaching Programme which is the only accredited Therapeutic Riding Coaching course in Ireland!   The course is starting on 4th September 2017 so sign up today.   Our application form and more details on this course are on http://www.festinalente.ie/index.php/therapeutic-riding-coaching-programme/    The aim of this highly interactive programme is […]

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Happy Easter Hen Hunt on Saturday 15th April 2017 – SOLD OUT

WE  ARE  FULLY BOOKED  UP!   We have an eggsellent, boredom-busting fun event for all the family here at Festina Lente so why not join us in our Victorian Walled Gardens on Saturday 15th April 2017 for our Happy Easter Hen Hunt!  We are also going to have a fun egg & spoon race!   Hidden around the garden are […]

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Festina Lente Special Olympics Event April 10th 2017

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

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Equine Vaulting Clinics during Easter School Holidays

We are now offering one day Equine Vaulting Clinics during the school holidays for children from age 7 upwards alongside our normal Pony Camps.     The vaulting clinic is day where you can have fun, learn a lot of new skills and play with a horse in a very different way.   During the day, […]

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Easter Holidays Pony Camps now available to book

We have some fantastic Pony Camps in our Equestrian Centre!   During school holiday periods one of the activities that we offer are Pony Camps. There are different camps based on levels of experience and age, we have camps for children & young people from the age of 4 years upwards under the constant supervision of our […]

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