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Your School Tour Experts

Our mission is to get people outdoors, we love everything to do with the great outdoors and believe that there is no better School Tour for your students. We are here to create a space where your students can explore, play and rediscover the outdoors. We listen to feedback every year and use it to ensure that every school trip, whether Transition year, 1st/2nd years, Leaving cert applied, Gaisce or National school will be custom delivered to the need of your students. Booking with us is a breeze. Give the bookings team a call and we will take you through the process step by step.

Amazing Activites all on the one site

All of our activities are instructor lead. Watch as our experienced mature instructors strike up bonds with your students that will develop into memories that will last a lifetime. Where else will you find a centre that guarantees a varied mix of land and water activities all on the same trip, all on the same site? No travelling to the beach. All are extremely fun and produce by-products of bonding, team building and personal development. Our new zones in Coachford are particularly geared toward an educational school tour product. Our Wild Zone in particular as elements, of leave no trace, stream-scapes and  navigation and survival skills. Elements of which can be certified for your students depending on the session plans. 

Teachers Relax

It’s your tour too! Take part, or sit back and watch your students have the time of their lives from our teachers chill out area with complimentary barista tea and coffee from our new coffee dock. We also have a newly designed Teachers lounge with Wifi and access to a Burka Boiler all day.  Ballyhass is fully supervised by professionals, put your trust in us and be rewarded with a hassle-free tour from the booking stage right the way through to the end of the tour day. ( We can’t stop them singing on the bus, sorry!)  

Students Learn

  • To work together and bond in the Challenge Zone.

  • To support and encourage each other in the Target Zone

  • To discover new personal abilities and challenge themselves in the Water and Wilderness Zones

Challenge by choice is one of the values that you will hear again & again at Ballyhass. We will aim to encourage your students out of their comfort zone throughout the trip but they have final say. Everyone who steps on site gains something regardless of age or ability.

Introducing our Brand new 2019 Multi-activity Zones



Our new wild zone is based out of our custom built wilderness village. Explore our beautiful island where shelter & fire building, navigation, leave no trace and stream-scapes will all be part of every session. Cook over an open fire enjoy a hot chocolate with your own filtered water and bring out your inner Bear Grylls in a group or during one of our public sessions during the summer. 

  • -- Fire And Shelter Building
  • -- Navigation Skills
  • -- Survival skills
  • -- Leave no Trace
  • -- Stream Scapes 



For the Robin Hoods among you, our indoor target ranges are where you will excel. An all-weather archery range alongside a brand new Axe throwing range will keep all ages entertained. We will be hosting axe throwing leagues throughout the season. But for groups, you will find who the champion is before you leave. Guaranteed to bring the competition into any group through mini-games and competitions, have you got what it takes? Axe throwing is ideal for TY's and up while the younger groups will get some additional target games to try their luck at. 

  • Indoor Archery Range
  • Target Games (U16)
  • Axe Throwing (TYS and up)
  • Team Challenges



Our Challenge zone is for the active ones with lots of energy to burn. In 2019 we will be launching our Challenge Course. A 60 participant obstacle course that will have levels for all abilities. Take on the giant swing, navigate the balance beams, crawl through the triple threat tunnels and last but not least see if you can conquer the ninja wall. Three different difficulty levels and our instructors on hand to set the challenges this one can be brilliant team building or have the group try and beat the course record. Not just an obstacle course though, we also have a 10m high climbing wall for you to conquer. An amazing combination with our Water Zone. 

  • 40 - 60 participant obstacle course featuring; 
    • Ninja Walls
    • Triple Threat Tunnels
    • Giant all aboard swing
    • Balance beams
    • Up and Unders
    • Cargo Net Climbs
  • 10m Wall Rock Climbing
  • Team Challenges



Ballyhass Coachford is the centre of the Lee Valley on the banks of the Inniscarra lake and we couldn't be more excited to lead your explorations of it. Our school tours are in for a treat we have designed our main School tour package around the water. Including a full half day (2.5 hours) of water time. They will be guaranteed the ever popular Aquapark and a kayak tour of the lake. This package has our most water time ever on a school tour product. Combine this with one of our other amazing zones and we are confident this will be one of the most popular school tours in the country. Make sure you book in fast before all the popular dates are gone. 

  • 70 person Aquapark 
  • Sit on Top Kayaking
  • Stand up Paddling boarding (SUPs)
  • Expedition Kayaking -- Explore the lee valley on 4 hour nature and geography tours (max 16 participants secondary school students only) 


Download our 2019 Coachford Schools Program