Ards Friary Co. Donegal
Ards Franciscan Friary is home to one of Donegal's finest native forests peppered with golden sand beaches. Gap Year students will embark on day hikes and picnic lunches here.
Ards Friary Co. DonegalArds Friary
Inishowen Peninsula Co. Donegal
Explore the edges of Earth in Inishowen Peninsula, Ireland's largest and most remote peninsula. In this ancient and mysterious land students will hike, camp and enjoy the colorful local culture
Inishowen Peninsula Co. DonegalInishowen Castles
The Organic Centre
Volunteering at the Organic Centre on a weekly basis, students will immerse themselves in nature and learn basic gardening and landscaping skills. This award winning education facility is renowned throughout Ireland for its quality courses on all matters organic.
The Organic CentreThe Organic Centre, Rossinver
Camping on Muckross Beach Co. Donegal
Camping under the stars next to the Atlantic in a giant tipi, falling asleep to the sound a waves crashing on the beach, the golden sands shimmering in the morning light. What could be better than a night camping in the wilds of Donegal?
Camping on Muckross Beach Co. DonegalMuckross Beach, Co. Donegal
The Horseshoe Glen of County Leitrim
A short cycle from Irish Gap Year's Student house are the Glens of Leitrim, North Sligo and South-West Donegal. These spectacular and infrequently visited mountains are home to magical landscaped like this waterfall in the Horseshoe Glen
The Horseshoe Glen of County LeitrimThe horseshoe Glen is an exceptionally magical landscape a short cycle from the Irish Gap Year Student House
An Grianan Aliaech
This ancient ringfort stood guard over Inishowen Peninsula.
An Grianan AliaechAt An Grianan Aileach on the Summer Solstice the sun rises through a tiny passage in the forts 4 meter thick walls to reveal for a fleeting moment a golden beam of light.
The Ring of Kerry Coastal Drive, Iveragh Peninsula, Co Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is perhaps one of Ireland's most famous coastal drives, with emerald green mountains sweeping down to opal blue seas, interspersed with ancient monuments & sites along the way.
The Ring of Kerry Coastal Drive, Iveragh Peninsula, Co KerryIncluded in the Teen Adventure Travel Program
Sea-kayaking in Donegal Bay
Sea-kayaking is a great way to take a different view of Ireland's nort-west coastline. Explore sea caves, gaze an towering sea cliffs & say hello to all the sea birds & wildlife.
Sea-kayaking in Donegal BayAlmost anyone can learn to sea-kayak. It's all about having fun and getting into your environment. Sea-kayaking is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year programs.
Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Cliffs, Malinbeg, Co Donegal
Towering Sliabh Liag Cliffs reach out of the Atlantic Ocean to 1,972 ft, making them some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Take in the amazing views in this great wilderness landscape.
Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Cliffs, Malinbeg, Co DonegalIncluded on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs
Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry
Gallarus Oratory is Ireland's best preserved and most iconic Early Christian Church. Over 1,000 yrs old it occupies a site with sweeping views over Mount Brandon, Smerwick Harbour & The Three Sisters
Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Co KerryIncluded on the Teen Adventure Travel Program
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co Galway
Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful cutstone house with a walled in Victorian garden. It is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle.
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co GalwayThe abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. This is included in the Teen Adventure Travel Program.
Neolithic Tombs of the Boyne Valley, Co Meath
Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth passage tombs date from about 3000 to 2500 BC (older than the Egyptian Pyramids). They are a wonder of ancient architecture & astrology.
Neolithic Tombs of the Boyne Valley, Co MeathNewgrange is the most famous of the three passage tombs, famed for its alignment with the sun on the winter solstice where sun enters all the way into the dark tomb. This highlight is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs.
The Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Giant's Causeway is a place of mythical legend and geological wonder. It is made up of about 40,000 interlocking, hexagonal basalt rocks, built by volcanic action or giants - you decide.
The Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Co Antrim, Northern IrelandThis highlight is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs.
The Battle of the Boyne & Oldbridge House, Drogheda, Co Louth
The Battle of the Boyne is the site of that crucial battle in 1690 between Catholic James II & Protestant William III of England for the Crown of England. A battle that still influences life in Ireland today.
The Battle of the Boyne & Oldbridge House, Drogheda, Co LouthOldbridge House is located on the site of the Battle of the Boyne. Built in the 1740s the house now serves as a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Boyne and other historical events in the area. The Battle of the Boyne site and Oldbridge House regularly stage re-enactments of the battle and costume expositions of soldiers armour during the summer. This highlight is included in the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs
The Burren & Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare
The Burren is a wild & windswept limestone landscape formed millions of years ago when ancient seas were pushed up. The Poulnabrone Dolmen is a portal tomb built almost 5,000 years ago.
The Burren & Poulnabrone Dolmen, County ClareThe Poulnabrone Dolmen was excavated in 1986 and the remains of 16 people were foudn there along with pottery and jewellery. Carbon dating suggest the people were buried there between 3,800 BC and 3,200 BC. This highlight is included in the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year programs.
Stand-up Paddle-boarding (SUP) in Leitrim & Donegal
Go Stand-up Paddle-boarding along the waterways of Leitrim, Donegal & Sligo. Breathe in the fresh air & take a different view of the landscape.
Stand-up Paddle-boarding (SUP) in Leitrim & DonegalThis part of Ireland, along the Wild Atlantic Way offers endless opportunities to go Stand-up Paddle-boarding among some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. The sport is very accessible. It's all about having fun and getting into your environment. SUP is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year programs.
Clonmacnoise Monastery, Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co Offaly
A great example of an Early Christian Monastery with wonderfully intact Celtic crosses, round-towers and churches. Founded in 544AD by St Ciaran the monastery helped it become a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship, and trade by the 9th century visited by scholars from all over Europe
Clonmacnoise Monastery, Shannonbridge, Athlone, Co OffalyIncluded on the Adventure & Leadership Gap Year Program
Surfing in the Surf Capital of Ireland, Bundoran, Co Donegal
Learn how to surf in Ireland's surf capital Bundoran in county Donegal, on the north-west coast. Learning to surf a great way to experience the Atlantic Ocean & Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Surfing in the Surf Capital of Ireland, Bundoran, Co DonegalIreland is one of the best places for surfing in Europe if not the northern hemisphere. Bundoran hosted the European Surfing Championships a number of times. Almost anyone can learn to surf. It's all about having fun and getting into your environment. Surfing is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year programs.
The Long Room & Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin
The Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin houses the show-stopping Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript from AD 800 & one of the oldest books in the world.
The Long Room & Book of Kells, Trinity College DublinThe Long Room also houses 250,000 plus books many of which are antiques and irreplaceable. There are a number of books on display alongside the Book of Kells. This highlight is included in the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs.
Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin City
Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stroker even Niall Horan from One Direction have all graced the halls of this esteemed university. It is home of the Book of Kells one of the best examples of an early Christian manuscript.
Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin CityA walk around the Trinity’s grounds will make you feel like you are in a Harry Potter movie! Included in the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year program.
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co Galway
Connemara National Park spans almost of 5,000 acres of some of the most breath-taking scenery in Ireland. This area of bog, mountains, heath and lakes is constantly changing colour & tone as the weather and light moves through the day.
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co GalwayEven on a rain filled day you cannot help being blown away by the areas great natural beauty. The area includes some of Ireland's last Gaelic speaking areas (Gaeltacht) & still offers a glimpse of life in the west of Ireland centuries ago. Included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs
Croke Park Stadium Rooftop Tour, Dublin City
Get a 360 degree view of Dublin City from 17 storeys up, on the Croke Park Stadium Skyline Walk. Croke Park Stadium is the centre for the Gaelic Football Association (GAA) & the focal point for all Gaelic sporting clashes.
Croke Park Stadium Rooftop Tour, Dublin CityHowever, it is more than a sports stadium. The stadium is steeped in history and acts as a cultural reference point of Irish identity past and present. Included in the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs
Titanic Experience, Belfast City, Northern Ireland
The Titanic Visitor Centre is located on Belfast City's Docklands, the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic Ship. The centre has an array of interesting & interactive displays bringing visitors through how the ship was built, the everyday lives of those who worked on it and how it met its doom on an iceberg.
Titanic Experience, Belfast City, Northern IrelandThis highlight is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs.
Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, Co Clare
The Cliffs of Moher are magnificent limestone cliffs rising vertically out of the Atlantic Ocean and stretching for 8km along county Clare's coastline.
Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, Co ClareThis highlight is included on the Teen Adventure Travel and Gap Year Programs.