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On the shores of Lough Allen, the Centre offers kayaking, windsurfing, hillwalking and archery. Or take a truly green wild camping 'Wilderness Therapy' weekend, with raft building, bushcraft and hammocks by the fire.

Price:

From €30 - €45 per day

Duration: From 1 hour to 1 day multi-activity days
Departures: year around
Start point: Cleighran Beg
End point: Cleighran Beg
 
reviewed by greentraveller

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Overview of Lough Allen Adventure Centre

Nestled between Slieve Anierin mountain and the eastern shore of Lough Allen, Lough Allen Adventure Centre is dedicated to helping people learn about Ireland's environment and culture and regularly run workshops relating to local history. We focus on sweathouses, megalithic tombs, ring forts and holy wells. Most of the Centre's activities referback to the ancient celts, and even before  this period to early hunter gatherer ancestry,  link the lessons learned from these  times to the present day. One of our most popular breaks which incorporates all of this Irish heritage, is the Wilderness Therapy Weekend, where we take you wild camping on one of the Lough's islands, do some raft building, and teach you bush skills and wilderness survival. 

Lough Allen offers a large range of activities, including canoing, windsurfing, kayaking,  and hill walking. You can choose a one hour activity session or a one day of multi-activity sessions. We also have summer camps to suit all needs and interests. The Lough Allen Adventure Centre is committed to environmental protection and is striving for a zero carbon footprint in all its operations. Renewable technologies have been installed on site and include a wood pellet (biomass) boiler for hot water and heating, and solar panels for hot water. Plans are currently in place to incorporate wind, hydro and photovoltaic electricity generation.  

Nestled between Slieve Anierin mountain and the eastern shore of Lough Allen, Lough Allen Adventure Centre is dedicated to helping people learn about Ireland's environment and culture and regularly run workshops relating to local history. We focus on sweathouses, megalithic tombs, ring forts and holy wells. Most of the Centre's activities referback to the ancient celts, and even before  this period to early hunter gatherer ancestry,  link the lessons learned from these  times to the present day. One of our most popular breaks which incorporates all of this Irish heritage, is the Wilderness Therapy Weekend. Lough Allen offers a large range of activities, including canoing, windsurfing, kayaking,  and hill walking. You can choose a one hour activity session or a one day of multi-activity sessions. We also have summer camps to suit all needs and interests. The Lough Allen Adventure Centre is committed to environmental protection and is striving for a zero carbon footprint in all its operations. Renewable technologies have been installed on site and include a wood pellet (biomass) boiler for hot water and heating, and solar panels for hot water. Plans are currently in place to incorporate wind, hydro and photovoltaic electricity generation.  
Nestled between Slieve Anierin mountain and the eastern shore of Lough Allen, Lough Allen Adventure Centre is dedicated to helping people learn about Ireland's environment and culture and regularly run workshops relating to local history. We focus on sweathouses, megalithic tombs, ring forts and holy wells. Most of the Centre's activities referback to the ancient celts, and even before  this period to early hunter gatherer ancestry,  link the lessons learned from these  times to the present day. One of our most popular breaks which incorporates all of this Irish heritage, is the Wilderness Therapy Weekend, wild camping on the Lough's islands, raft building, and learning bush skills. 
Lough Allen offers a large range of activities, including canoing, windsurfing, kayaking,  and hill walking. You can choose a one hour activity session or a one day of multi-activity sessions. We also have summer camps to suit all needs and interests. 
The Lough Allen Adventure Centre is committed to environmental protection and is striving for a zero carbon footprint in all its operations. Renewable technologies have been installed on site and include a wood pellet (biomass) boiler for hot water and heating, and solar panels for hot water. Plans are currently in place to incorporate wind, hydro and photovoltaic electricity generation.  
"My memories of outward bound sadistic teachers from my youth were, thankfully, shattered. It is quite the opposite here, and not at all intimidating as the eternally effervescent Kevin’s love of the outdoors is totally infectious."
Read Catherine Mack's full review of the Wilderness Therapy Weekend at Lough Allen' Adventure Cent

"My memories of outward bound sadistic teachers from my youth were, thankfully, shattered. It is quite the opposite here, and not at all intimidating as the eternally effervescent Kevin’s love of the outdoors is totally infectious."

Read Catherine Mack's full review of the Wilderness Therapy Weekend at Lough Allen Adventure Centre. 

What price includes

 
  • Trained guide or teacher
  • Equipment hire
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Lough Allen Adventure Centre

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Carrick-on-Shannon

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
Take the R280 from Carrick on Shannon and head for Drumshanbo. Approximately 20km to Drumshanbo village. Go through village on the Ballinaglearagh road for aproxiamtely 5km. Lough Allen Adventure centre is located on the right by the lake.

 
Plan your journey to Carrick on Shannon
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Lough Allen Adventure Centre

Nearest train station to finish point:
Carrick on Shannon

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Go through Drumshanbo village on the Ballinaglearagh road for aproxiamtely 5km. Take the R280 from Drumshanbo to Carrick on Shannon and drive for about 20 Km.

 
Plan your return journey from Carrick on Shannon