Unrivalled customer experience throughout all the activities.

Galway Outdoor Education Centre Ltd T/A Achill Surf is a family owned and operated business established in 1979, with over 35 year experience operating school tour and adventure activity programmes in Recess, Connemara and Achill Island. The company is operated by professional primary & post primary teachers with our primary focus on unrivaled customer experience throughout all the activities and courses that we provide, along with developing an interest and appreciation for the sports we love and the outdoor environment which they take place in. There is an extremely strong focus on safety and best practice placed on all the activities and courses that we offer.

We are the perfect choice for your school activity tours and school residential trips.

All of our courses and activities are designed around your needs, with a broad choice of adventure, cultural, geographic and historical elements to choose from, we can offer unrivalled flexibility when designing an Adventure course or tour to suit your requirements. All of our activities are designed to further participants knowledge and skills while having great fun and adventure in a safe natural environment.

Galway: Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway
Achill : Keel, Achill Island, Co Mayo

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We have kept our Centre small to provide a real alternative to the large adventure centres, ensuring the maximum personal development and teambuilding opportunities for each pupil as well as plenty of fun! We are also one of the few residential centres that can offer sole occupancy for your school or college trips which brings huge benefits for everyone.
Our provision for Residential School Trips includes tailored curriculum based programmes for Primary, Secondary, and third level groups
We are the perfect choice for your school activity tours and school residential trips.

Our Mission

Offer a broad range of accommodation for groups and parties of all sizes, with modern facilities and services including kitchens, common rooms, separate staff and leader rooms, living rooms, WiFi, pool & table tennis and the best views in the country!
Our residential activity centres cannot be bettered on quality, safety, customised programme design, instructor to pupil ratio and commitment from our staff team.