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 29th & 3oth of August with half of TY traveling to Tramore on the 29th while the other half remain in school and take part in workshops.  They swop activities on the 30th.
Date:  29th & 30th August 2019
Cost:   Approx €50
Tour Organiser:   Richard Willis
Achill Island

Date:  Friday 6th September – Monday 9th September 2019

Cost:   Approx €190

Tour Organiser:  Richard Willis

Bus leaves Kilkenny College 8:45am on Friday 6th September and returns Monday evening.

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

Achill Outdoor Education Centre website:

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

It is envisioned that we will offer 6 day trips of which students will choose 2.  These day trips will visit different areas in Ireland and will include cultural, educational and fun activities.  Further details will be available during the Student Induction Day on 27th August and as we progress through the year.

Active Day trips 

To be advised. Where possible we offer additional day trips.  In the past these have included a Bogathon, Cloughjordan Eco Village and an Army Boot Camp.