Schools

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 overnight activity and canoe-camping island 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, indoor recreation room, and fully 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.

  • Well done on such a wonderful facility! It’s great to get children into the River Shannon. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Well done on such a wonderful facility! It’s great to get children …

    St. Columba’s NS
    St. Columba’s NS, Co. Longford
  • 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
  • The children had a fantastic day at Shannon River Adventure. We brought 21 5th and 6th class students and the instructors were brilliant with this age group. Every activity was really well organised and fair in terms of goes etc.

    The children had a fantastic day at Shannon River Adventure. We bro…

    Ballyfeeney NS
    Ballyfeeney NS, Co. Roscommon
  • Excellent tour. Children really enjoyed it. Great to have so many activities and such friendly, helpful staff. Keep up the good work. 

    Excellent tour. Children really enjoyed it. Great to have so many a…

    Ardcarne NS
    Ardcarne NS, Co. Sligo
  • A great day was had by all. Excellent staff and facilities. Great organisation! Thank you so much.

    A great day was had by all. Excellent staff and facilities. Great o…

    Cloonfad NS
    Cloonfad NS, Co. Roscommon
  • We had an absolutely fantastic tour here. The instructors were absolutely brilliant. They made all the activities great fun and safe. It’s a fantastic whole school tour. Everyone, from junior infants to 6th class had a superb time. Thanks to Shannon River Adventure, and their outstanding instructors, for our best tour ever! We will certainly be back.

    We had an absolutely fantastic tour here. The instructors were abso…

    Forgny NS
    Forgny NS, Co. Longford
  • The children had a great time. The instructors were very patient with all the children ensuring they were all fully involved. Many thanks. Excellent facilities very enjoyable day, ideal for any group, lots of activities on & off water, Thank you to all the dedicated staff who were very helpful & hope to return soon again will highly recommend to family & friends. Trish Galvin

    The children had a great time. The instructors were very patient wi…

    Trish Galvin
    Knockminna NS, Co. Sligo
  • This is our first time to come to Shannon River Adventure and we are very impressed. The children of 2nd and 3rd class had a great day out in a very safe environment. The staff are very friendly and kind. Well done to all.

    This is our first time to come to Shannon River Adventure and we ar…

    Garbally NS
    Garbally NS, Co. Galway
  • Thanks so much to Shannon River Adventure for a fantastic day. The children had a great day out and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities. We will definitely be back for future school tours.

    Thanks so much to Shannon River Adventure for a fantastic day. The …

    Cootehall NS
    Cootehall NS, Co. Roscommon

Secondary Schools

  • 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
  • Thanks for a brilliant two days at Shannon River Adventure Centre. It was great to go to a centre so experienced with the Gaisce Award. Students and staff were looked after from start to finish.  The freedom offered during the island stay was a fantastic benefit to the transition year students. Overall, students were very happy not to have their phones. Communication with the centre was excellent and we really appreciate the late booking acceptance.  A 5-star experience and we will be back next year.
    6thYear Students and Staff
    Athboy Community SchoolCo. Meath
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tommy was great. He gave us what we want and always with a smile. The students loved the real experience of the outdoor life, with campfire songs, games, food. They catered for all needs. We will be back! Yvonne

    Tommy was great. He gave us what we want and always with a smile. T…

    Yvonne
    Our Lady’s, Templemore
  • 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
  • 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

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Gaisce

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tommy was great. He gave us what we want and always with a smile. The students loved the real experience of the outdoor life, with campfire songs, games, food. They catered for all needs. We will be back! Yvonne

    Tommy was great. He gave us what we want and always with a smile. T…

    Yvonne
    Our Lady’s, Templemore
  • 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
  • Thanks for a brilliant two days at Shannon River Adventure Centre. It was great to go to a centre so experienced with the Gaisce Award. Students and staff were looked after from start to finish.  The freedom offered during the island stay was a fantastic benefit to the transition year students. Overall, students were very happy not to have their phones. Communication with the centre was excellent and we really appreciate the late booking acceptance.  A 5-star experience and we will be back next year.
    6thYear Students and Staff
    Athboy Community SchoolCo. Meath
  • 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
  • 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

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.


Shannon River Adventure Centre

Contact

Drummanmore, Rooskey
Co. Roscommon N41 X902.
Ireland.

Alerts

Sign up for last minute email alerts and cancellations

Social