This is a day trip where students travel to Tramore and take part in a guided nature walk of the Tramore sand dunes for one half of the day and do a surfing workshop for the other half.
This day trip alternates with the workshops held on 30th & 31st of September with half of TY traveling to Tramore on the 30th while the other half remain in school and take part in workshops.  They swop activities on the 31st.
Date:  30th & 31st August 2018
Cost:   Approx €50
Tour Organiser:   Richard Willis
Achill Island

Date:  Friday 7th September – Monday 10th September 2018

Cost:   Approx €190

Tour Organiser:  Richard Willis

Bus leaves Kilkenny College 8:45am on Friday 7th September and returns Monday evening.

This is a physically demanding trip, entailing water sports and hill walking

Achill Outdoor Education Centre website: www.achilloutdoor.com

Students will need to have money to buy tea on the return journey on Monday evening, we generally break the journey for this.  There is a garage shop within walking distance of where we are staying for those who feel they will need extra sustenance during our stay!

All students travelling should bring with them

  • Walking shoes or Wellington boots

  • Runners (an old pair that will get wet and doesn’t matter if destroyed)

  • Woollen hat and scarf

  • Swimming togs, towel and toiletries

  • T-shirt

  • Cord trousers, tracksuit bottoms (denim is not suitable for activities)

  • Warm socks (football)

  • 2 warm thin jumpers/fleeces

  • Rain coat

  • Refuse sack for bring wet gear home

  • One piece of luggage each (no framed rucksacks)

If students have their own wet suit and/or booties, rash vest, etc it is a good idea to bring them.


The application time for this trip has now been closed


The application for this trip has now been closed

A day trip leaving Kilkenny College early in the morning and returning approx 10pm

  • Proposed date:  April 2019
  • Cost:  Approx €50

The programme will include

  • a guided bus tour of the city
  • visiting the Titanic museum
  • Water activities provided by Bryson Lagan Watersports
  • Dinner provided by City Picnic
  • An opportunity to do some shopping in the city centre.

If a student wishes to participate please

Day trips 

To be advised. In the past these have included a Bogathon, Cloughjordan Eco Village and an Army Boot Camp