Activities and Excursions

As language learning is not bound to classrooms we believe that students should practise and develop their language skills as much as possible in their free time.
Here at The Slaney Language Centre we offer optional afternoon/evening activities and daytrips for our language students.

 

July and August 3 afternoon/evening activities and 1 daytrip per week
March, April, May, June, September, October 2 afternoon/evening activities and 1 daytrip per week
November, December Coffee Club – Conversation with your teacher (free for SLC full time students)

A minimum of 10 student bookings is required for activities and excursions to go ahead. Transport and admission fees apply. Transport fees can vary and depend on the number of students taking part.

ON THE ROAD WITH JIM:

Examples of Slaney Language Centre activities are:

Boattrip around the Saltee Islands

Saltee Cruises offer spectacular views of the cliffs and marine wildlife around the Saltee Islands. Sit back, relax and enjoy spotting Puffins, Gannets, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Cormorants, Shearwaters and Seals.

 


Kilmore Quay Fishing Village
A traditional fishing village with quaint thatched cottages. Enjoy a stroll around the village and if you like fish don’t leave Kilmore without tasting one of the best fish and chips in Wexford!


Beach and Forest walk at Curracloe/Raven’s Point
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. Keep an eye out for curious seals. This beach is where opening scenes of Steven Spielberg;s award winning film‘Saving Private Ryan’ were filmed. No shops, no hotels, no restaurants…..just nature!


Irish National Heritage Park
A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises wait around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail. From campsite to Ring fort, from mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to Viking house, every activity is an unexpected adventure. Discover 9000 years of Irish life as you meander through woodland and wetland walks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_OpvuAqxLA

 

Baking workshop
Learn how to bake a traditional Irish soda bread, barm brack and scones.



Pitch and Putt (Golf for beginners)
Enjoy the simple version of Golf in a very relaxed manner.  Two clubs, one for pitching and one for putting.


Hurling Worshop
Try your hand at Ireland’s National Sport of Hurling. Let George and Martin show you some of the basic skills of hurling. Be prepared for a good workout and lots of fun.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClYq86kBp6E



Irish Dancing Workshop
Learn the Irish set dance ‘Walls of Limerick’ with dance teacher Gertrude Walsh. You will learn the basic steps of Traditional Irish Dance before this workshop is over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9A7uEOxWyU


Irish music session in a local pub
Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJjLrlpaBBY

Johnstown Castle and Gardens
Enjoy a walk around the ornamental grounds and gardens of Johnstown Castle

Gravity High Ropes Adventure Course
Test your skills and try out Aerial Trekking, Dual Zip Wire, Climbing wall and the Extreme Leap of Faith.

And more adventure for the brave hearted:

Quadbiking

 

Karting

Kayaking
Explore the Slaney River on a kajak

Surfing
Surfing lessons in Curracloe, a fun activity for young and old

Horse riding
Explore the Irish landscape on horse back

 


A show of traditional Irish Dancers and Musicians
The ‘Comhaltas Seisun’ Sessions, in association with Celtic Roots, begin with the serving of scones and tea/coffee followed by a full programme of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNU3Y9E4UaM


Wexford Treasure Hunt
Follow the instructions, use your imagination, and talk to
the locals. Get to know our small, friendly town on your very first day. The
winner receives a prize on Friday.


Greyhound Racing
Enniscorty Greyhound Track is the place for a great night
out with a difference. The atmosphere, the flutter, the craic amd of course the
top class racing. They all combine to make you want to come back again and
again…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQt1HRnFaIM

Crab fishinig for our youngest students
Experience the very popular seaside pasttime of Irish children. Be prepared to be faster than the crabs with your fishing line!


Billiard and darts

Two fun ways to spend a rainy afternoon


International lunch at the Slaney Language Centre
Let’s all enjoy each other’s culinary skills. Please prepare a traditional dish from your country/region for all to taste. Be prepared to share the recipe.


Pottery workshop for parents and children attending our family course
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A guided tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship

which is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant ship, it is a truly amazing journey in time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guroqYSy6IQ


Soccer match for young and old:


Deep sea angling for language students with sea legs
:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4HOAv4sizU

Ten pin bowling


Sandcastle competition

Take part at the Duncannon Sandcastle competition with your family and friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8idjfIN9p18

International dinners, barbecues, parties, meeting for a coffee, a pint etc.


Daytrip to Tintern Abbey and The Hook Lighthouse
Spend the day down on the Hook Peninsula and take a tour of the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. Enjoy the rugget scenery and beware of the Hounted House!!! Wear walking shoes and don’t forget your camera!


Daytrip to Dublin City Centre
Enjoy one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Stroll around the ethnic quarter known as Temple Bar or shop at the more up market place on Grafton Streen and St Stephen’s Green. Discover the history of Jameson and Guinness and see the city from the top deck of a tourist bus. Visit Trinity College where The Book of Kells is on display. One of Ireland’s treasures. This finely written, profusely decorated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament is some twelve hundred years old.


Daytrip to Kilkenny City Centre and the Dunmore Caves
Kilkenny is a medieval city of 24000 people acclaimed internationaly as a centre for craft and design. This medeival city is characterised by many beautiful restored buildings and winding slipways. It is small and compact enough to explore on foot, yet full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries and restaurants.
Dunmore Cave is an underground limestone cave situated in the north of Kilkenny. It is one of the most famous caves in Ireland, and although it is small, it is steeped in history.


Daytrip to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Glendalough is a famous early Christian monastic settlement founded by St Kevin in the 6th Century. The day includes a visit of the Avoca Handweavers. For thousands of years people have been drawn to The Valley of the Two Lakes for its spectacular scenery, rich in history, archaeology and abundant wildlife.  Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. `


Daytrip to Dunmore East
Dunmore East has to be one of Ireland’s best kept secrets….. A little gem of a fishing village perched on the cliff edge. Spend some time rambling the quaint streets and then head off on a great cliff walk.The coastal drive to Dunmore is very scenic.

Daytrip to Newgrange
The world heritage site of Newgrange is the best known passage tom and older than the pyramids. Newgrange dates back to c 3, 200BC.

Weekend trip to the Cliffs of Moher
Weekend trip to the highest cliffs in Ireland