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Outdoor fun building inner confidence, true friendships and a passion for the outdoors

Whether it’s part of a Transition Year programme, fulfilment of the adventure section of An Gaisce, class-bonding experience, or an end of year class tour, we have something to suit all requirements at Primary and Secondary level.

Located on the banks of Lough Bofin on the River Shannon, we have been accommodating school adventure tours and activity trips for many years. Our full day multi-activity trips for Primary and Secondary level are renowned and our activity and camping trip is perfect for TY and Gaisce groups.

All activities are led by experienced instructors, all of whom have Level 3 First-Aid, Child Protection, and Garda Clearance. All activities are fully insured.

The centre itself is a modern facility with toilets, changing rooms complete with showers, covered large outdoor seating area, and well equipped kitchen with facilities for teachers to make refreshments.

Primary Schools

Our School Tour is packed full of FUN, ADVENTURE and CHALLENGE with up to 8 activities on the full day tour

Teachers, it’s time to start planning the primary school tour and here at Shannon River Adventure we guarantee a true adventure experience in a safe and friendly environment. We provide a day of fun-filled activities, and ensure a memorable experience for your students.

  • A very enjoyable and fun-filled day for pupils of all ages. Wide variety of activities. Very well organised by friendly and helpful staff. Facilities for changing and toilets are very good. Our pupils loved the water based activities and the challenge of the climbing wall. 

    A very enjoyable and fun-filled day for pupils of all ages. Wide va…

    Killashee NS
    Killashee NS, Co. Longford
  • Children enjoyed all the activities. Well supervised and organised. A great day! Sincere thanks! 

    Children enjoyed all the activities. Well supervised and organised….

    Ballyforan NS
    Ballyforan NS, Co. Roscommon
  • It was a fantastic trip. My students and colleagues loved it. I hope to come back next year.

    It was a fantastic trip. My students and colleagues loved it. I hop…

    Anne Buttimer
    Mount Seskin CC, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • A really enjoyable day. A very inclusive tour – all needs and abilities were very well catered for! The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day. Many thanks.

    A really enjoyable day. A very inclusive tour – all needs and abili…

    Kilcoona NS
    Kilcoona NS, Co. Galway
  • Brilliant day. The children really enjoyed the activities. Very well organised and well run. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to any group. Instructors were fantastic. 

    Brilliant day. The children really enjoyed the activities. Very wel…

    Curry NS
    Curry NS, Co. Sligo
  • It is just so heartening and affirmative to see, at first hand, how the simplicity, beauty and wonder of our natural environment can be utilised and shared for the benefit of all. Shannon River Adventure is an oasis of unspoilt and natural beauty – well done to Tommy and staff for keeping it so. In the age we live with cosmetic image of such apparent importance, this place is a tonic.  Tommy and staff are a tonic too. Respectful, humorous, engaging – these are the traits and characteristics that matter – helpful, kind, informative – well done to all.  The children of St. Mary’s have loved their day’s fun and activities and left us in no doubt as to their wish to return – recommendations from the people who really matter!  Thank you for the fun, the learning, the activities, conversations. Keep up the wonderful standards in this unique place. With kindest regards, Ita, Ursula, Maureen and all the children.

    It is just so heartening and affirmative to see, at first hand, how…

    St. Mary’s NS
    St. Mary’s NS, Co. Fermanagh
  • The kids really enjoyed their day! Staff are friendly and efficient. Thanks for a great day.

    The kids really enjoyed their day! Staff are friendly and efficient…

    Cloonakilla NS
    Cloonakilla NS, Co. Westmeath
  • We had a fabulous time yesterday. A huge thank you to all the staff for making the day so enjoyable and memorable for the children. Every year there are some new activities added, which we love! We are already looking forward to our return trip next year!

    We had a fabulous time yesterday. A huge thank you to all the staff…

    Dawn Walsh
    Ballinderry NS
  • This is my second tour at Shannon River Adventure and facilities continue to improve. The staff are excellent – attentive and diligent, yet with a great sense of fun that the children enjoy. We will definitely be returning.

    This is my second tour at Shannon River Adventure and facilities co…

    Kilmurray NS
    Kilmurray NS, Co. Roscommon

Secondary Schools

  • Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a brilliant time with memories to last a lifetime. Very well organised and very friendly leaders who were up for the craic. Would highly recommend it. Hope to see you again.

    Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a …

    All the staff & students
    St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
  • A huge thank you to Tommy, Lara, Eamon and all the Spanish helpers for a very enjoyable couple of days in Rooskey. We were all delighted to be returning to Rooskey over the Easter holidays .

    A huge thank you to Tommy, Lara, Eamon and all the Spanish helpers …

    Catherine, Michelle, Brenda and all the girls
    St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
  • I have used Shannon River Adventure for senior camping trips with my school for the last 3 years. It is an unbeatable experience for both teachers and students. Disconnecting from the digital world and reconnecting with each other face to face. This trip is well-being on a very real level. Engaging with each other in team building activities,building and strengthening relationships-this trip should be on the curriculum of every post primary school.

    I have used Shannon River Adventure for senior camping trips with m…

    Paula Rave
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Thanks to all the guys and gals at Shannon River Adventure for all the incredible memories and a great experience. Can’t wait to be back again next year.

    Thanks to Tommy, Luke and the guys for a fantastic time. Plenty of …

  • Well recommended, unreal time, loved every second of it.

    Well recommended, unreal time, loved every second of it.

    Ali
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a brilliant time with memories to last a lifetime. Very well organised and very friendly leaders who were up for the craic. Would highly recommend it. Hope to see you again.

    Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a …

    St. Joseph’s College
    Lucan, Co. Dublin
  • It was a fantastic trip. My students and colleagues loved it. I hope to come back next year.

    It was a fantastic trip. My students and colleagues loved it. I hop…

    Anne Buttimer
    Mount Seskin CC, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots of activities on and off water. Thank you to all the dedicated staff who were very helpful, and I hope to return soon again. Will highly recommend to family & friends.

    Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots…

    Trish Galvin
  • Thanks once again to all at Shannon River Adventure. The instructors were excellent, even better this year than previous years –which is impressive. The students really enjoyed themselves as did Dan and I. Look forward to returning again next year. Mark Kennedy and Dan Broderick

    Thanks once again to all at Shannon River Adventure. The instructor…

    Mark Kennedy and Dan Broderick
    Coláiste Chiaráin, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Experience the thrill, adventure, fun and achievement of outdoor team activities

Get soaked from head to toe. Get covered in mud. Tie yourself in knots. Sound like fun?
It sure is! Feel the thrill of leaping off a pier. Or compete with your classmates in Tug-o-War.

Or face the challenge of the Fun Assault Course. Or have a great laugh on the slippery, slidey mud slope. Whatever you’re down for, we’re up for showing you a good time!


Team Bonding

Our School Tour is packed full of FUN, ADVENTURE and CHALLENGE with up to 8 activities on the full day tour

Teachers, it’s time to start planning the primary school tour and here at Shannon River Adventure we guarantee a true adventure experience in a safe and friendly environment. We provide a day of fun-filled activities, and ensure a memorable experience for your students.

  • We had a fantastic day there with our u14 squad , the staff were so friendly and encouraged all the lads to take part in all events . The day was packed with activities hardly had time to eat and a very quiet bus on the way home some very tired lads , many thanks from Derek, Davitts GAA club Ballindine Co.Mayo

    We had a fantastic day there with our u14 squad , the staff were so…

    Derek Byrne
  • The girls had a fantastic time and recommend your centre. We hope to book something else in the future.

    The girls had a fantastic time and recommend your centre. We hope t…

    Sarah ConlonMount SackvilleChapelizodDublin 20
    Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
  • Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots of activities on and off water. Thank you to all the dedicated staff who were very helpful, and I hope to return soon again. Will highly recommend to family & friends.

    Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots…

    Trish Galvin
  • Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a brilliant time with memories to last a lifetime. Very well organised and very friendly leaders who were up for the craic. Would highly recommend it. Hope to see you again.

    Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a …

    All the staff & students
    St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
  • This morning myself and a group of friends sadly left Shannon River Adventure. It was an amazing experience and well worth the money, creating a great environment for us to grow and connect as a group. Thank you for being so welcoming, we hope to be back.

    This morning myself and a group of friends sadly left Shannon River…

    Molly
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Gaisce

  • Thanks to Tommy, Luke and the guys for a fantastic time. Plenty of activities and great night on the island with a great fire

    Thanks to Tommy, Luke and the guys for a fantastic time. Plenty of …

    D. Mc Guiney
    St. Oliver’s Post Primary, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
  • A huge thank you to Tommy, Lara, Eamon and all the Spanish helpers for a very enjoyable couple of days in Rooskey. We were all delighted to be returning to Rooskey over the Easter holidays .

    A huge thank you to Tommy, Lara, Eamon and all the Spanish helpers …

    Catherine, Michelle, Brenda and all the girls
    St. Joseph’s College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
  • Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots of activities on and off water. Thank you to all the dedicated staff who were very helpful, and I hope to return soon again. Will highly recommend to family & friends.

    Excellent facilities. Very enjoyable day, ideal for any group. Lots…

    Trish Galvin
  • Many thanks to all the team for a wonderful experience with our TY students. Without a doubt this was a trip with a difference. Many of our students struggled with a loss of ‘normal’ luxuries but we had many ‘overcomes’!!

    Many thanks to all the team for a wonderful experience with our TY …

    Kathy-Ann Gibson
    Royal & Prior, Raphoe, Co. Donega
  • We did 3 days, 2 nights here and, although we found it challenging at times, we thoroughly enjoyed the camping experience on the island. Sitting around the campfire, singing and playing games. I would genuinely recommend this experience.

    We did 3 days, 2 nights here and, although we found it challenging …

    Kevin
    Our Lady’s, Templemore
  • I have used Shannon River Adventure for senior camping trips with my school for the last 3 years. It is an unbeatable experience for both teachers and students. Disconnecting from the digital world and reconnecting with each other face to face. This trip is well-being on a very real level. Engaging with each other in team building activities,building and strengthening relationships-this trip should be on the curriculum of every post primary school.

    I have used Shannon River Adventure for senior camping trips with m…

    Paula Rave
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Thank you for a great two days Gaisce experience. Food very good, staff great, island was beautiful. Great experience for them. They loved canoeing over to the island. Thanks again.

    Thank you for a great two days Gaisce experience. Food very good, s…

    Aileen Teeling
  • Well recommended, unreal time, loved every second of it.

    Well recommended, unreal time, loved every second of it.

    Ali
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a brilliant time with memories to last a lifetime. Very well organised and very friendly leaders who were up for the craic. Would highly recommend it. Hope to see you again.

    Thanks to all the team at Shannon River Adventure. The girls had a …

    St. Joseph’s College
    Lucan, Co. Dublin

Gaisce has become synonymous with schools over the last 20 years. Many schools have students working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold. Here, at Shannon River Adventure, we can help with your physical Recreation and Adventure journey requirements, be it a two-day/one night expedition for the Bronze award, or a three-day/two night adventure for the Silver.

For the Gold Award, please enquire within.