Non-residential school and youth group programmes

If you are staying nearby or within travelling distance you can choose to visit Killary for a half or full day programme.

Your group will have use of all our facilities including hot showers, changing rooms, lockers, vending machines and dining room during their visit.

Supervision and safety:

  • Full supervision of students while at Killary
  • CCTV throughout the Killary Adventure Centre accommodation base
  • All instructors Garda-vetted
  • All instructors trained in Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport
  • All instructors qualified in Outdoor First Aid Remote Emergency Care Level 3
  • All instructors in-house trained and certified by National Governing Bodies of each outdoor adventure sport
  • Strict safety procedures in place as per National Governing Bodies and equipment suppliers, regarding ratios and operating standards

Activities: view all activities

Read through our activity descriptions, check out images and videos to help you get a better idea of what each one involves. Please feel free to contact us  to help you select the most appropriate activities for your group whether you are looking for fun, bonding, team building, personal development or a little of each.

Geodesic dome:

The dome is an ideal space for bad weather activities as well as workshops or other group activities which teachers and leaders might want to incorporate into their group's programme. It has safety matting on the floor which makes it ideal for group games and it is located just to the rear of the main building.

Rates: view rates


Sample programme:

09.45pm Arrive at Killary Adventure Centre. Briefing by instructing staff on the programme for the day. 
10.00 - 13:00 Morning activities e.g. Kayaking and Gorge Walking
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch – bring your own packed lunch or book lunch at Killary from €5pp
14.00 - 17:00 Afternoon activities e.g. Laser Combat Games & Climbing Tower
17.15 Depart Killary after showers and changing. 


We also offer half-day programmes from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm to include up to 2 activities.

Teachers & leaders:

Teachers and group leaders can choose to participate in the activities with their group or they can observe from our viewing areas. We also have a designated teacher/group leader room with wireless internet access, open fire, tea/coffee and homemade flapjacks and a stunning view of Killary Fjord.

How to book:  how to book

Contact reservations with any questions you might have or to check availability and make a booking. Speak to Linda on 095 43411 or email


Rules for ALL school & youth groups
What to bring
Insurance document

My class thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the Killary experience. Its been my 7th or 8th visit in consecutive years and I must say it continues to impress and entertain annually. I felt compelled to drop ye a line and to specifically thank the instructors today. They were fantastic, great fun, very helpful, patient and had a lovely way with the kids. I feel the instructors can really add to a memorable day and that they did today.

Timmie Glavey, Clarinbridge.


Thanks to the dedication and professionalism of your staff the day was a great success. Even the not-so-adventurous were instilled with a sense of achievement and confidence.

Scoil Einde