Easter Camp runs again this year from 10th to 14th April, 2017.

We are now taking bookings at 098 47253.

Activities include Kayaking, Canoeing, Surfing, Mountain Boarding, Orienteering and Archery.

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons, to create a panel for the following part-time Outdoor Activity Instructor opportunities, which may arise in 2017.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITY  INSTRUCTORS in the following activity areas:

Rock Climbing,









The Leaving Certificate or equivalent will be the minimum requirement,

Two National Governing Body Instructor qualifications essential,

Current Rescue and Emergency Care Certificate (Level III) essential,

Current Membership of relevant National Governing Bodies,

Knowledge of Geography/Ecology field techniques desirable but not essential,

A working knowledge of the Irish language is desirable.





Salary and Conditions of Service as per Department of Education and Skills C.L. M60/02, C.L. 10/2010 and C.L. 69/2015.



Application Forms and further details for the above posts can be downloaded from our website at www.msletb.ie or are available from the Personnel Section, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB, Head Office, Newtown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or Achill Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Cashel, Bunnacurry, Achill, Co. Mayo.


Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms (hard copy only) is 12.00 noon on Friday, 4th March, 2016.




Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim. is  an  equal  opportunities  employer.  Canvassing  will  disqualify.  Shortlisting  may  apply.  Late applications will not be accepted.



Signed: SHAUN  PURCELL, Chief Executive, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim E.T.B.,  Head Office,  Newtown, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

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EASTER CAMP – 10th to 14th April, 2017

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday COST €80.00

Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rockclimbing, Abseiling, Archery, Mountain Boarding and Team Games.

3rd to 7th July, 10th to 14th July and 14th to 18th August, 2017.


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Achill Camps for July 2015.

The first Achill Camp commences on Monday 6th July, 2015.  This is a very popular camp which we run every year for children ages 7 – 13 years.  cost for the week is €80.00  The second camp is a Teenagers Camp commencing on Monday 13th July, 2015. Same cost.

Programme runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Local
transport provided free of charge each day to pick up and drop off at selected
points in the locality.
Kayaking/ Canoeing
Team Games
Mountain Boarding
Indoor Games
This programme is developed by our qualified, experienced and professional
staff who ensue the safety and care of your child as our top priority while
having fun and adventure is guaranteed.
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Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship

Achill Outdoor Education and Training Centre are again running an Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship Course. This 44 week training course aims to provide applicants with the skills and knowledge required to be able to work as an Instructor in an outdoor environment.
The modules covered are Rockclimbing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Mountain Skills and Mountain Leadership, Rescue and Emergency Training First Aid and an 8 week work placement module is also included.
Contact the centre here for details 098 47253, Mayo Sligo Leitrim E.T.B. 094 9024188 or your local Employment Exchange for further details.

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View of Slievemore from Achill Outdoor



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Now Taking Bookings For Easter Camps!

10th to 14th April, 2017.

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Cost €80 for full week Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Call 098 47253 or 085 2104326 for enquiries



Summer Camps – 3rd to 7th July for primary School children

– 10th to 14th July, 2017 for 12 – 15 yrs.

August Camp – 14th to 18th August, 2017 for all ages.

Cost €80 for full week Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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Residential Teenagers Camp 21st to 25th July, 2014

Residential Camp – 21st to 25th July, 2014. 

This year we are hopeing to run a residential camp, if we get enough demand.  The camp will run the same as the summer camp.  The teenagers will further their skills in the activities.  The camp will run Monday to Friday.  Our Instructors will meet the teenagers at Heuston Station in Dublin and accompany them to the Centre in Achill where they will have lunch. They will then have an activity to  help  the group get to know each other, an ice breaker.  There is an evening programme every evening after dinner given by the Duty Instructor who will be on duty for the night. At the end of the week the teenagers will have developed outdoor skills and leadership skills which will help them in the future.  Teenagers will be accompanied back to Dublin where they will meet their parents/guardians.

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Local Camps for your Diary

Local Camps – Non Residential

Easter Camp – 14th to 18th April, 2014

July Camp – 7th to 11th July, 2014

Teenagers Camp  – 14th to 18th July, 2014

August Camp – 11th to 15th August, 2014.

These camps run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Transport is provided from designated points.

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Blue Sky over Achill!!

Not seen for some time.  Great day on the River for the Kayakers.

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