Events & Activities

Each summer there is a major event abroad organised from Gort Ard with students from other parts of Ireland.
In recent years there have been workcamps in Russia, Kenya, Trinidad & Tobago and India. We've also organised trips to Germany and Spain for volunteering work during World Youth Days and World Family Days. At Easter there is a traditional trip to Rome during Holy Week. Language trips to France and doing the Way of St James (el Camino de Santiago in Spain ) are also favourites of residents and friends of Gort Ard.

Learn French Camps - June 2018

Three one-week French language camps will take place in Gort Ard from Monday 11 until Friday 29 June. They run Monday to Friday from 10am until 4.00pm. Cost is €120 p.wk. (€100 for subsequent wks)

  • ​3-hours Tuition lessons in the morning
  • One-on-one conversation tutorials with native French students
  • Sports, games and activities with French students in the afternoon. Lunch included.

Display a flyer with more info here

Get the participant Registration Form in MS-Word format here

For students from France who want to learn English in Galway, we have an affordable and attractive language course.
Click here for more details.

G.A. Soccer Fives - Sat 9 & Sun 10 June @ 10am

Summer Five-a-Side Soccer for 5th, 6th & 1st Year pupils.
Teams will be divided into groups according to age.

Closing date for submitting Teams is Monday 4th June  (Bank Holiday). Print the Team Registration Form here.

For a list of Rules, click here.

Leadership Youth Workshop in London

"Discover London!"
A one-week programme for Irish and UK schoolboys entering 3rd to 5th Year. An opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of London and Oxford, with plenty of fun activities including intercultural exchanges (food, music, etc.), international sports competitions, outdoor & adventure challenges, debates, and talent shows.

Where? Netherhall House, London NW5
When? Fri 30th June to Fri 7th July 2017
For whom? For boys starting 3rd year or higher in 2017
How much? To be confirmed

Download the PDF flyer with more information here​

Leadership & Adventure Camp in Cobh, Co. Cork

An action-packed 6-days overnight camp for boys entering 5th class to finishing 1st year. A good mix of character development workshop, challenging leadership activities, outdoor & adventure sports and cultural outings, taking place in the stunning setting of the Burren, Co. Clare

Where? Cuskinny Adventure Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
When? Sun 1st to Sun 8th July 2018
For whom? For boys starting 5th Class to 2nd Year 
How much? €350 (early bird fee is €295 before 26th May)

Download the PDF flyer with more information here

You can book online filling in this form.​

International Youth Exchange in Co. Clare

Migrants at our doorstep: crisis or opportunity for Europe?

An international event with 3rd level students from 6 EU nations: Slovakia, Czech Rep, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia & Ireland, researched and discussed the migrant's crisis in Europe at St Flannan's College for one week in July.

Where? St Flannan's College, Ennis, Co. Clare
When? Mon 24th to Sun 30th July 2017
For whom? University students or recent school leavers 
How much? €150 - aid granted from Erasmus+ programme

Watch the video summary of this international event