Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre

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Address: Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre
An Fhairche
Co. na Gaillimhe
Phone: 094 954 6483
Fax: 094 954 6705



Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre has, in its 17 years of existence developed many . Back in 1986 the entire estate upon which Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre now occupies was signed over to Galway Vocational Education Committee for the princely sum of £1. This transaction carried the stipulation that it was to be developed as a leisure amenity for the people of the community and Galway County. A wide range of outdoor activities can be provided for anybody over the age of ten years.


Location and Landscape:

It is ideally located for land based and water based adventure activities as it is situated on the southern shore of Lough Mask with hills and forests surrounding it. The centre lies on the divide between sandstone/volcanic uplands and limestone lowlands. Caving is one of the activities offered, and the area is also important for geology and geomorphology.

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Programmes on offer include:

Land based activities

  • Hill walking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Obstacle Course
  • Petersburg Challenge

Water based activities

  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Raft Building
  • Gorge Walking
  • Caving


The Centre also caters for/offers the following:

  • Schools
    • Adventure Programme
    • Summer Camp
    • Scouts Camp
  • Peak Programme
  • TEAFA Programme (Turas Eachtra Amuigh Faoin Aer)
  • Gaeilge: Tá na gníomhaíochtaí seo ar fáil tri Ghaeilge chomh maith.
  • Field Studies
  • Youth Groups
  • Expeditions / Survival Programmes
  • Special Needs Groups
  • Adult Programmes:
    • Corporate Team Building
    • Skills Courses
    • First Aid / Rescue & Emergency Courses
    • Environmental Programmes
    • Meetings & Conferences


Facilities include:

  1. Dormitory style accommodation, a kitchen and dining facilities.
  2. Classroom and recreation room.
  3. More up-market accommodation with en suite rooms, a lecture room, recreation room, as well as separate dining and kitchen facilities.
  4. Three campsites.
  5. Meeting and Conference facilities.
  6. Audio-Visual Equipment.
  7. Drying Room.
  8. Equipment for all adventure sports and activities.
  9. Fresh home cooked meals can be provided for the duration of your stay.
For further information and comprehensive details of all that Petersburg has to offer, please visit their web site:


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