Ballyhaise College

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Ballyhaise College is an agricultural college, in Ballyhaise, County Cavan, run by Teagasc, with over 400 students. It was founded in 1906 at the former Ballyhaise House, the house is over 300 years old, the estate consists of 220 hectares of grassland and woodland.[1]

The college specialises in training students for Forestry and Agricultural Industry. In recent years the college has developed close contacts with Dundalk Institute of Technology(DKIT) allowing students to achieve HETAC validated courses, and progresson to further study.[2]

The entrepreneur Denis O'Donnell from Kerry attended the college as did the TV personality, entrepreneur, and former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher.


The college farm includes 50 hectares of woodland also kept on the farm is a dairy herd, other cattle, sheep and pigs. A large gym is available for various sports, recreational area, and Computer facilities. Some student accommodation is also available.[3]


  1. ^ Ballyhaise Agricultural College Dundalk IT Website.
  2. ^ Higher Certificate in Science in Agriculture Dundalk IT Website.
  3. ^ Ballyhaise College Teagasc Website.