School Groups

Rafting and bushcraft adventures for secondary schools

Students with the help of our guides will learn to navigate along on the River Liffey, through the beautiful Strawberry Beds, flowing downriver, navigating four weirs where they will see stunning wildlife and discover some intriguing history on the way. In the 2nd part of the day, students will partake in an Action-bound Scavenger Hunt and Bushcraft Challenge , where they learn a series of survival skills from building shelters to fire starting using flints and strikers. At the end of the session, students can take pride in their accomplishments by enjoying toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate around the campfire and chat about their day.

Full day
1st to 6th year students
All equipment provided
No experience needed
From €49 pp

Benefits to your students

Studies show, being outdoors and around water induces feelings of wellbeing and a reconnection with nature. This greatly benefits students as they develop a sense of self, independence, confidence, creatively, decision making, problem solving skills, empathy towards other, self-discipline and initiative.

Our Programme is specifically designed to suit small group work which promotes positive communication and teamwork, while encouraging engagement from all members of the team. Our programme can be adjusted to suit any year group from 1st to 6th year and we are happy to work with you to tailor the day to ensure your students fully harness their experience.

So why book with us?

  • Location, Location, Location –  just off M50, 10 mins from Dublin City.
  • Complimentary Car Park – Complimentary Changing Rooms with Hot Showers.
  • Workshop Café- Lunch Area.
  • Complimentary Arrival Tea and Coffee for Teachers.
  • Dedicated Service, one school per day.
  • All Raft Guides are IRF (International Raft Federation) trained and First Aid Certified.
  • Fully Covid 19 Failte Ireland Safety Charter compliant.
How to book

Min Numbers-24
Max numbers-26
Cost €49 per person
Call +353 1 6264363 or Email info@rafting.ie
At the time of booking, we ask for approximate numbers with final numbers required 48 hours in advance

How your time works

09:30- 09:45: Welcome Group and Group Split
09:45-10:00- Activity Briefing and Wetsuits
10:00-12:30- Rafting Group 1
12:30-13:30- Gear Change and Lunch
13:30-14:30- Action bound Scavenger hunt
14:30-15:30- Shelter Building and Fire lighting
15:30-16:00- Toasting Marshmallows and take down
All our outdoor bushcraft programme follows the 7 Leave No Trace Principals.

Know before you go

Consent Form are to be completed for all students online, 48 hours in advance. All you need to bring is a towel, swimsuit, old shoes or runners (these will get wet).

Supervision

Teachers get to join the fun as they are required to accompany each group in the raft.

For your safety

Masks must be worn inside the building (but not in the water). Sanitise hands on entry. Maintain social distance in the changing area. Showers are available for a quick 30 second rinse after the activity. Please exit the building promptly after changing.

What should I bring

We have everything you need to get on the water in comfort and safety. All you need is swimwear for under your wetsuit, old runners you don’t mind getting wet and a towel to dry off afterwards. We recommend you arrive beach ready (swimwear already on under clothes).

38% of TY Students say that trips are the best part of the year and we are passionate and committed to creating an unforgettable experience for them.

How to find us

Rafting.ie
Canoe Centre, Mill Lane,
Palmerstown, Dublin 20,
D20 DY26

GPS

54.10922919913462, -10.126919469125546

Dan our rafting instructor was really friendly, welcoming and great craic! He was very informative about the activity itself and even the surrounding areas along the way. All the equipment and gear was included and very clean. Will definitely be back with more mates!

HANNA R.

Our TY groups take part in the one day rafting and outdoor education  activity every year at the Canoe Centre with Rafting.ie and thoroughly enjoy the experience. It is a highlight of the TY Programme for our students. Rafting.ie is an excellent company to deal with, the instructors are very well organised, calm and encourage all students and teachers to get involved. They are knowledgeable about the area and entertain the groups going down the river.  I would highly recommend Rafting.ie for a TY  adventure activity, a staff bonding event or even for a weekend with friends and family.

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

We had an amazing time rafting down the Liffey! I would highly recommend it, even for non-swimmers! The route for the classic trip is very idyllic, we saw cygnets, ducklings and smelt the lovely wild garlic growing on the banks as well as experiencing a few thrills going down the weirs on the route. The staff at rafting.ie were very helpful and the hot showers at the base were definitely a plus!

HELEN

Covid Compliance

We are totally committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. We are proud holders of the Failte Ireland Covid 19 Safety Charter.

As Ireland’s status in the Covid19 Pandemic changes we will be working tirelessly within the guidelines set out by our government and by Failte Ireland set to us for our industry.