Courses and Events

Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre has more than twenty five years’ experience in designing and providing Outdoor Education and Adventure sports.

Our courses and programmes are available to individuals and groups and include:

  • Corporate and Team Building courses
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor Training
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Certified Courses in all activity areas
  • Environmental Education
  • Rescue and Emergency Care (first aid for remote locations)

We aim to accommodate any individual or group seeking outdoor education or adventure learning in Donegal.


Corporate Team Building Courses

Team building programmes at Gartan are motivational, fun and very effective.  The outdoor setting provides challenges that test decision making, leadership and cooperation skills in an unfamiliar setting.  To ensure your needs are met programmes can be designed with you in advance of your visit. During the courses our instructors monitor progress and observe participants within different team building scenarios.

Aim: To set specific group objectives and achieve team goals.

Objectives:  To enable participants to:-

  • Communicate effectively
  • Manage time
  • Adapt to change
  • Make decisions
  • Assume leadership roles
  • Problem solve
  • Increase self awareness
  • Work cooperatively

Team Building – Team Tasks

Team Building – Adventure Challenges


Search & Rescue Exercise

This is a scenario based team building exercise (e.g. hill walking scenario). The group is sub-divided into smaller teams. Each team is given a map and an area to search for a missing casualty. Using only the materials provided the team must treat the casualty and conduct a safe rescue from the hill.

Team members must collaborate to bring the casulty to base.

The members of the search and rescue teams will use map reading, communication, delegation, decision making and leadership skills to ensure  effectiveness.


If you are looking for a specific course not listed here, please do not hesitate to call our office on Tel:0749137032 or Email:


SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop

SBSS Instructor Revalidation Workshop

Written by on January 8, 2014 in Adventure Courses, Courses, Featured with 0 Comments

(Dinghy) Description: Brief Instructors on development within sport, scheme & ISA. Review their own personal skill Develop instructor skills & knowledge Course Type:  Instructor Level Course Scheme:  Small Boat Sailing Scheme Craft Type:  Dinghy Course Skill:  Not Defined Yet Assumed Knowledge:  Must have ISA SBSS Instructor Qualification Content:  ½ day – Shorebased briefing & admin ½ day – Review of shorebased knowledge […]

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