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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 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, 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.

  • Fantastic day filled with fun. Friendly staff and great facilities. Children really enjoyed their day – happy faces and tired bodies! 

    Fantastic day filled with fun. Friendly staff and great facilities….

    St.Patricks NS
    St.Patricks NS, Co. Cavan
  • A very well organised school tour. Lots of enjoyable activities. Thank you to the staff for their hard work in extremely challenging weather.  John O’Dowd

    A very well organised school tour. Lots of enjoyable activities. Th…

    John O’Dowd
    Abbeycartron NS, Co. Roscommon
  • Great many thanks for a wonderful tour. Very positive feedback from children. David Murphy,

    Great many thanks for a wonderful tour. Very positive feedback from…

    David Murphy
    Kingsland NS, Co. Roscommon
  • The children were delighted when they heard they were returning here once more and it didn’t disappoint! Even the rain in the first hour couldn’t dampen the high spirits. The instructors were friendly, engaging and relaxed with the kids. The place is well organised. Well done and thank you from Tom, Anne, Edel and all the kids

    The children were delighted when they heard they were returning her…

    Tom, Anne, Edel
    Ballymurray NS, Co. Roscommon
  • 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
  • Highly engaging and active land and water based school tour. Pupils commented “this is the best school tour ever”. Excellent facility to promote active and healthy lifestyles. Looking forward to our next visit. 

    Highly engaging and active land and water based school tour. Pupils…

    Cloonbonniffe NS
    Cloonbonniffe NS, Co. Roscommon
  • Excellent activities and well supervised. Pupils had so much fun. “Best tour ever” in their words. Thank you so much.

    Excellent activities and well supervised. Pupils had so much fun. “…

    Cahergal NS
    Cahergal NS, Co. Galway
  • To all the staff at Shannon River Adventure. Having a wonderful day, yet again, at this fabulous adventure centre. One of our children just said to me a moment ago, “this is the best school tour I’ve ever been on!” That says it all really. Very friendly and profession al staff. We have one child with special needs and they have been so aware and conscious of keeping her involved. Rock Climbing, Obstacle Course, Archery, Mud Slide and Kayaking to come. We have 60 children here today and we will be back. Eamonn Kilt

    To all the staff at Shannon River Adventure. Having a wonderful day…

    Eamonn Kilt
    Ballinderry ns, Co. Galway
  • A great time was had by all. What more can be expected from a school tour? Well done and thanks for everything.

    A great time was had by all. What more can be expected from a schoo…

    St. Conleth’s NS
    St. Conleth’s NS, Co. Kildare

Secondary Schools

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

    Ali
    Pobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 …

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.