Camping Weekends

Trip:         Camping Weekend
Altitude:    2000 to 2500 ft (Various to location)
Route:      Kerry Mountains - Cork Mountains - Clare Mountains - Wicklow Mountains - Connemara
Date:        Summer & Autumn
Duration:  Various to Course
Grade:      Moderate  
Price:       Various to Course

Camping Weekends & Survival Courses Suitable for all - young, old, male, female, experienced or total novice to the outdoors. Individuals & Private Groups welcome.

We meet at one of our various locations throughout Ireland. After introductions, briefing (and maybe a light lunch!) your (survival) training begins.

While all courses at the Pat Falvey School of Mountaineering have a course outline, skills are taught with 'hands on' approach in an informal, fun environment by our fully trained and highly experienced trainers.

Available throughout Ireland


A weekend of light weight camping & tuition in the uplands of Ireland. A wonderful experience to share with family, friends, work mates - All groups catered for. Skills Gained include introduction into the outdoors, backwoods cooking, Introduction to Navigation Skills & Irelands upland flora & fauna

3 Day Course

Learn to keep your head in difficult situations! Gain skills by putting them into practice. Course involve sleeping in the great outdoors (in self built shelters), Navigation Skills (Map work and Nature), Camp Craft and:

* Planning and Preparation for your time on the hills
* Fire Lighting & Water Sourcing
* Safety Measures & Essentail items to carry
* Emergency procedures & Survival Equipment
* S.O.S Signals
* Looking after yourself - Health & Hygiene
* And lots more...

Stag /Hen/ Occassion

Looking for something different - Look no further! Learn how to make your own shelters, how to trap and prepare as well as cooking your own food. An experience you will never forget. We can tailor your course to include special activities plus content as outlined in 3 Day Survival Course (surprise element!) Fun adventure weekend packed with activity

Family/ Group Adventure

Great experience to encourage bonding within families (without realising) or 'united' team approach within groups. Learn how to deal with situations as they arise! Children and adults cope differently, as in their way of learning. A young child may not take in everything that they are taught but participation leads to learning. Skills learnt encourage young and old to 'have a sense about them' We all do things at times without being prepared fully either mentally or physically. To take the time to learn some of the essential survival skills, it might one day prove to be invaluable and save your life or someone elses. Skills learned outlined in 3 Day Survival Course

Team Building

Just what your team needs to think as one! Combination of Survival Skills over 1, 2 or 3 Days to be tailored to suit your Company's needs


Friday evening - Sunday lunch time (or week day equilivent)

Contact us to discuss date availability

Weekends can be aided or unaided


Trek: Moderate Suitable to all and can be achieved by a beginner with training being provided as you go. A good level of fitness is desirable to allow you to enjoy your weekend


Summer & Autumn - Contact us to check availability. Set Dates Coming Soon


Camping: €150pp Min No. 8 Max No. 14

Survival Skills: €200pp Min 4 Max 10

Teambuilding Course: Contact us to discuss details of your Event

Group Bookings & Discounts Available

Price includes:
Tentage & Cooking Equipment
Return transport to Start Point
Price excludes:
Personal items (See recommended Gear List)


Tentage and Cooking Gear Supplied. Personal Gear participants own

3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Walking stick
Day sack/backpack
Headtorch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit
Water bottle
Penknife (useful)
Good walking boots and socks
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
Trekking pants
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Underwear inc Long johns
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
Sunglasses (summer) Goggles (Winter)
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds & Repair Kit (i.e needle, thread, duct tape)
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera


We offer Free Pick Up & Drop off service within 15 mile radius of start/ end point. Accommodation can be arranged for nights pre&post course. Contact us for details

All course participants receive a Completion Certificate at the end of the course

Food: During the course, nature will provide your meals (with meat/ poultry being supplied) Vegetarians, Vegans or special dietary requirements can be catered for.

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