Outdoor Education Ireland
The national network of Outdoor Education Centres is under the patronage of Education and Training Boards and supported by the Department of Education and Science through local Education and Training Boards provide an Outdoor Education service to schools, colleges & youth services in addition to a range of adventure sports and related courses for individual adults and youths.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE ? Fancy some serious fun and education for your school days out, then locate an OEI Centre near you,like this one in Achill. Achill OEC is administered by Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim ETB. The centre is located on Ireland’s largest off shore Island connected to the main land by a bridge. It is surrounded by breath taking scenery and is within range of five blue flag beaches and four 600 metre mountains making Achill Ireland’s premier destination for outdoor pursuits.
Facilities in Achill include:
- Dining room & common room with open fire
- Lecture room
- Accommodation for 55 in dormitory style 2 and 4 bedded rooms
- Drying room for clothing shoes etc.
- Large Indoor facility for Indoor games etc
- Multi – activity
- Geography/ecological studies
- Cultural/ foreign language school
- Education partnerships and exchanges
- President’s award- bronze and silver
- Leadership awards in adventure sports
- Summer camps 7- 12 year olds
- Teenage camps 12 to 18 year olds
- First Aid Wilderness
- Personal development via the outdoors
All programmes can be tailored to suit your groups own requirements
- Rock Climbing
- First Aid Wilderness
- Dinghy sailing
- Power boating
- Traditional sailing
- Team building
- Hill walking
Achill Outdoor Education Centre
Their courses,encompassing both Adventure and Environmental Education, are designed to ensure memorable learning experiences in an enjoyable environment.Their excellent range of adventurous activities provide an exciting forum to help your group learn & achieve together at a challenging level suited to their needs.
Why choose an OEI Centre?
Educational programmes designed to meet the needs of your group
Enthusiastic delivery focusing on positive personal development and enhancement of life skills
Enjoyable and memorable experiences to last a lifetime
Highly qualified and experienced staff
Excellent safety record and highest operational standards
This website gives an overview of each Centre. Please visit the relevant websites or phone the Centres of your choice for more detailed information >>visit http://oei.ie http://belltimemagazine.ie