Welcome to the Team

Preparations for the 2021 season are well and truly underway in Ballyhass. We expect 2021 to be one of our busiest seasons to date with more and more people looking to discover what is on their doorstep. In anticipation of this demand we are delighted to announce four new senior positions within Ballyhass Adventure Group that have been filled this week. We are always looking to offer people in the industry the ability to grow and develop a career in the outdoors. Some faces will be familiar to some while some will be new additions to Team Ballyhass. We are confident that all will bring great enthusiasm and improve the team in 2021 and beyond.

Colm Noonan - Activity Centre Supervisor Mallow

Colm will be one of the more familiar faces for many of our regulars. Colm has been with Ballyhass since 2011 and has been one of our most experienced instructors for many years. Colm took a break for the 2020 season while he completed his studies but was always there to lend a helping hand when called upon. He brings a wealth of experience to the team. Colm is one of the pioneers that took on the role of aquapark coordinator when it first landed in Ballyhass. He helped set the standard for safety and quality of all aquapark sessions. In more recent years Colm has become an ERCA qualified ropes trainer. Providing his expertise to all new trainees while also managing site safety on all roped activities. In his new role as Activity Centre Supervisor, Colm will be responsible for coordinating all instructors on a daily basis. He will continue to assist on all matters training related while also ensuring the highest quality of activity delivery possible. 

Chris Coyle - Training Supervisor Mallow

Chris is a new addition to Team Ballyhass but he has a wealth of outdoor experience in the Outdoor industry. Chris hails from the beautiful county of Donegal where his passion for the outdoors began. He has over 15 years of industry experience in countries such as Ireland, UK, France, Greece, UAE and Oman. He has numerous outdoor qualifications in kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), power boating, sailing and rock climbing. As well as the experience and qualifications we know Chris will bring a new freshness and enthusiasm perfect for his new role. Our commitment to safety through learning is one of our core values and Chris will be responsible for overseeing that all members of the team receive the best standard continuous training possible.

Charlie Whyatt - Training Supervisor Coachford

Charlie has been part of Team Ballyhass since 2019 and is one of our most experienced team members. In 2020 Charlie was part of the Coachford development team which had an outstanding season in very uncertain times. Charlie has a degree in Outdoor Education as well as ten years of experience in the outdoor industry. His knowledge and experience is already on show in Coachford from last season with the high quality of activity delivery from all instructors.  He will be responsible for all matters training related in Coachford and we are certain all of our team will benefit greatly from his supervision.

Paul McCabe - Marketing Development Manager

Paul will be a familiar face to anyone that visited our Coachford centre in 2020, or anyone that watches his regular facebook live updates. Paul started with Ballyhass last season as part of a team of development officers to get the site humming and did a tremendous job. For the 2021 season the development team has had a bit of restructuring and Paul will now assume the role of marketing development manager. He will oversee and coordinate all marketing campaigns for Ballyhass Adventure Group. With the success of his efforts in 2020 we are all confident that Paul will do a fantastic job while also being a familiar face on the ground in the Coachford centre.

Caoimhe Taylor - Marketing and Events Assistant

Caoimhe has been with Ballyhass as an activity instructor since 2016. Caoimhe is a very popular member of the team and all local community members will know her quite well. This season as part of her college placement she will take on a role within marketing and events. Caoimhe will be assisting our marketing development manager Paul McCabe in running our marketing campaigns as well as assisting in all Ballyhass events this season.