Adventure Sports


Mr C Rankin (Co-ordinator)
Ms A Horan
Mr B McNamara

The High School is pleased to be able to offer pupils the opportunity to get involved in a number of exciting adventure sports. Facilitated by a group of qualified and dedicated teachers, pupils can participate in the following adventure sports:

  • Hill Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing

Hill walking

Throughout the year, Form 4 pupils have the opportunity to go on hill walks around Ireland as part of the Gaisce/President’s Award programme. These walks culminate in an over-night trip to Kerry to climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil and to Wales to climb Mount Snowdon.


Kayaking is a fast-growing and exciting sport at The High School which is available to all pupils. Pupils are brought to a number of places in the Dublin region, including Blessington Lakes and the Strawberry Beds where they receive instruction in the basic manoeuvres and strokes of kayaking.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is an adrenaline-fuelled adventure sport, available to senior pupils in the summer term. Pupils are brought to climbing walls in Gravity Climbing Centre and UCD to learn how to climb in a safe and exciting way.



Form 2 pupils have the opportunity each year to go on a ski trip to Europe. The ski trip is open to students of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Instruction is given by qualified instructors each day so it doesn’t take long for any student to master the slopes. Past trips have gone to Norway, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Andorra.