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, 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Great day. Very well organised – kids loved it. 

    Great day. Very well organised – kids loved it.

    St. Michael’s
    St. Michael’s, Co. Leitrim
  • The kids thoroughly enjoyed their school tour. Fantastic activities, well organised and very friendly team. We’d recommend it to all. Thank you sincerely.

    The kids thoroughly enjoyed their school tour. Fantastic activities…

    Scoil Samhthann
    Scoil Samhthann, Co. Longford
  • 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
  • This is our second time here. The children had a brilliant day. It was so well organised and we felt the children were in very safe hands. The staff are just fantastic – so energetic and enthusiastic. We’ll definitely be back next year.

    This is our second time here. The children had a brilliant day. It …

    Stonepark NS
    Stonepark NS, Co.Longford
  • Great day here – the kids enjoyed all the activities and the instructors were brilliant! Thank you for catering for our small group. We will definitely be back.

    Great day here – the kids enjoyed all the activities and the instru…

    Leitir NS
    Leitir NS, Co. Mayo
  • Many thanks to all at Shannon River Adventure for a memorable school tour. From the moment we stepped off the bus the staff were brilliant. Children were well supervised and safe at all times and they thoroughly enjoyed the activities, particularly the water activities and the famous Mud Slide! Instructors were excellent with the children and did their best to make the tour as special as possible – which it most certainly was! Many thanks.

    Many thanks to all at Shannon River Adventure for a memorable schoo…

    Gurteen NS
    Gurteen NS, Co. Galway
  • The children thoroughly enjoyed their day here at Shannon River Adventure. It is very well organised with lovely instructors. We will be back!

    The children thoroughly enjoyed their day here at Shannon River Adv…

    Ardnarney NS
    Ardnarney NS, Co. Leitrim

Secondary Schools

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 …

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

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

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Drummanmore, Rooskey
Co. Roscommon N41 X902.
Ireland.

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