Gaisce Adventure Journey

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.

Bronze award | Silver Award


                   Your Journey at

    Shannon River Adventure 

                  (Gaisce Bronze Award)


 Day 1

Begin with on-site training to include: introduction to the Canadian Canoe Raft; basic paddling of a Canadian Canoe Raft; map reading and journeying; personal expedition gear and packing for an expedition. 

There will also be training in the various components of camp craft to include: erecting tents; lighting camp fires; lighting of and cooking on fireboxes; “Leave No Trace” principles.

The journey element of the program will encompass either walking country roads & trails or a canoe-raft journey on River Shannon waterways. Both journeys will end the day at the island camping site.

Participants will be involved in setting up camp, cooking on fireboxes, and will have some freedom to explore the island. There will be structured night-time forest games

Finish the evening with roasting marshmallows and relaxing around camp fire until agreed wind down time

Day 2

Breakfast followed by break-up of camp

Walking package: Canoe to 2nd walking trail to complete (12.5km) and finish at centre.

Canoe package: Complete journey by paddling back to centre.

 Schools Program


Our prices include:



Afternoon snack, homecooked evening meal (served on the island), marshmallows, cooked breakfast (sausages, rashers, bread), choice of cereals, juice). Depending on type of journey and time of departure, sandwiches may also be provided on second day






Equipment we provide:

Canoe and Paddle, Helmet, Buoyancy Aid, Cag, Wetsuit, Tents, Groundmats, Maps etc
A full kit list for students is provided well in advance of the trip.

 For any queries, or if you require any information about the ways in which we can help with the adventure section of the Gaisce Award, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our senior instructor is also a Gaisce Pal.

Shannon River Adventure
Co. Roscommon N41 X902
Phone: 00353 (0)71 9638300
Mobile: 00353 (0)87 2077559
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