Festina Lente Enterprises Company Limited by Guarantee

Festina Lente Enterprises was established in 1988 and has grown to be Ireland’s leader in the provision of equine assisted programmes and social and therapeutic horticulture for people affected by disability and/or socio economic disadvantage. In receipt of multi-annual funding from three Government Departments, Festina Lente Enterprises has a strong reputation of governance in relation to management of exchequer funds, professional service delivery and innovation for new project development.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Animal welfare
  • Children
  • Education and training
  • Employment and job creation
  • Environment
  • Health services and health promotion
  • Mental health
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Services for Travellers and ethnic minorities
  • Social inclusion
  • Sport and exercise
  • Sustainable development
  • Volunteering
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Research

EU Project Experience

Some experience


The Green4C (GreenForCare) project, co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, is a three-year project innovating and promoting nature-based solutions for health, well-being, and social inclusion.

EU Funding Goals

We are particularly interested in projects connected to Green Care


  • Project Management
  • Expertise in working with people affected by socio economic disadvantage and /or disability through the medium of equine assisted programmes


Contact Name:

Dr Jill Carey

Job Title:

Chief Executive Officer

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