Adventure & Life Learning

Hostel Accommodation, Gaisce Award and River Studies

If you are looking for affordable accommodation for your youth/group trip or help with completing your Geography Field Study for the Leaving Certificate, then Activity Nation can help you!

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River Studies

Our instructors have more than 15 years’ experience in providing field studies to Irish schools. Our main study location is on the Glencree River in County Wicklow. We provide all the necessary equipment and worksheets.

The day normally runs from 10am-2pm and costs €30 per student.

A full set of results is given on the day.

Please email for further information and booking availability.

Gaisce Award

Activity Nation runs an 80-bed hostel near Dundalk in County Louth. From this base, your Gaisce group can complete their Bronze or Silver journey.

The nearby Cooley Mountains offer excellent 25km or 50km walking routes. We can supply maps and you can do the journey self-guided or we can supply guides if required.

Our hostel has full self-catering facilities or you can choose to have some meals catered if you wish.

Private leader rooms are available and there is a private leader’s area for teachers to relax. The hostel has a games room and a large outside area for students to use.


You should bring the following for all Gaisce bookings:

Additional for overnight stays:

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