Mountain Skills

Easter Break Things To Do

Easter Break Activities to get the blood flowing

Activities and Adventures for all the family!
adult-surf-01Kids Eco Surf Camp runs throughout the Easter holidays
2 fun packed hours each day open to all kids from ages 8-16 years.
We appreciate that being a parent is not always easy, so this is why we leave these camps as flexible as possible, kids can go for as little or as many lessons as they want!
Aloha Surf School, Fanore, Co Clare >>
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family canoe hols
The Perfect Easter Break
If you’re keen to get the family active in outdoor activities – Someday is now. Don’t just sign up for any old canoeing activity. Go With The Flow River Safaries are the adventures you dream of.Do something unique and go where few other tourists get to experience. Spend some quality time paddling some of the most enchanting waterways in Ireland.
Go With The Flow, Monasterevin, Co Kildare >>
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Irish Seaweed Safaris
seaweed-sun-300x200Join our 4th generation Seaweed Foragers and enjoy the spectacular shore walk from the rugged coastline of Caherush meandering along the shoreline enjoying nostalgic views looking out on Spanish Point Bay along with the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
Irish Seaweed Safaris, Caherush, Co Clare >>
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Gold Panning Every Saturday
gold-panning-avocaWe’ve seen the movies, identified the ‘prospector’, imagined the thrill of striking GOLD! We can promise lots of fun, beautiful landscapes, a great guide, lots of camaraderie and, maybe, a little bit of gold…
Avoca Tours, Avoca, Co Wicklow >>
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Burren Rocks Vertical
climbing the burrenA day climbing is, in a way, the oddest day out! It flips from relaxed and chilled at the base of a cliff, sea pounding in the background and birds passing over head, so relaxed. Just minutes ago you were enjoying an intense adrenaline-filled rock climb. Available every Tuesday and Thursday
Adventure Burren, Carron, Co Clare >>
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Mountain skills Level 2
walking-0126th April 2014 – Two day course
Courses are broken down into modules to cover map reading, feature recognition, pacing and timing, taking and following a compass bearing, a short night navigation exercise, understanding mountain weather and its effects, how to organise and plan a safe walk, equipment and environmental issues.
Walking Hiking Ireland, Glendalough, Co Wicklow >>
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January – February Events 2014

Eco Tourism Events Ireland Jan-Feb 2014

Coming up:
It may be Winter but there’s still lot’s of fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy with our EAI members:
Mountain Skills Course
11th January 2014 – Two day course
01st February 2014 – Two day course
Pre-Booking Essential
Lampshade (stained glass) and Jewelry (fused glass) weekend
Sat/Sun 22/23 Feb.
Pre-Booking Essential
Gold Panning Every Saturday Pre-Booking Essential
Avoca Mines Walk -Saturdays and Sundays Pre-Booking Essential
Irish Seaweed Safari – Daily – Pre-Booking Essential
Sea Kayaking and Surfing – Daily – Pre-Booking Essential
Burren Walks and Climbing Days – Pre-Booking Essential

Mountain Skills Courses

Mountain Skills Now Available

We are delighted to have mountain skills courses now available to book online.
I did one of these courses many moons ago and found them to be very interesting and good fun too! Ideal for those of you that go walking or hiking or even just look at stars and wonder what it’s all about!
Our Walking Guide is Christopher Stacey and here is what he has to say about these courses:
Our courses are broken down into modules to cover map reading, feature recognition, pacing and timing, taking and following a compass bearing, a short night navigation exercise, understanding mountain weather and its effects, how to organise and plan a safe walk, equipment and environmental issues.
90% of the course is practical and done on the mountain with only two short indoor sessions.
All our courses are run by approved instructors and under the syllabus of BOS or Bord Oiliuint, which is the Irish Mountain Training Board. BOS develops and administers training schemes.
There are two levels of mountain skills both of which are available between now and April 2014.
Both courses are 2 day courses and you are advised to ensure you have proper equipment with you.
Course Dates:
Mountain skills 1:

  • 11th January 2014 – Two day course
  • 01st February 2014 – Two day course
  • 22nd February 2014 – Two day course
  • 08th March 2014 – Two day course
  • 05th April  – Two day course

Mountain skills 2:

  • 07th December 2014 – Two day course
  • 25th January 2014  – Two day course
  • 15th February 2014  – Two day course
  • 22nd March 2014  – Two day course
  • 26th April 2014  – Two day course 

Cost : €120 Per weekend
Does not include: Food or Accommodation
EAI Map Ref: Glendalough Hotel (Meeting Point), Co Wicklow >>
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