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Adult Programmes

Petersburg offers activity programmes for Corporate Groups, GAA/Sports Clubs, Groups of Friends, Foróige Groups and 3rd Level Students.

Budget Accommodation

Petersburg offers budget Accommodation for Hillwalkers, Sports Clubs, Scouts, Yoga groups, Retreats, Study Groups (Botanists, Geologists, Archaeologists).

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre, Galway

 Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre, operating under GRETB (Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board), has since 1988 developed many exciting outdoor adventure sports activities and challenging expeditions for all age groups. People often associate outdoor activities with a certain age group but the reality is that outdoor adventure activities can be devised to suit most age groups and people ranging from senior citizens to youths have enjoyed their stay at Petersburg.

The centre is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, staffed by enthusiastic well qualified instructors, backed up by quality home cooking and can offer various accommodation styles ranging from dormitory style to en-suite rooms.

Youth Programmes

Petersburg offers activity programmes for Schools, Youth Clubs, Youth Cafés, Foróige groups and Neighbourhood Youth Projects. Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre provides a wide range of outdoor activities suitable for most age groups. See our gallery for photos of the various activities.

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Adult Programmes

All of our adventure sports are on offer for adult groups . Adults may want these at a more advanced level or even complete a training course. Residential and non residential corporate team building can be provided. Specialist Environmental Courses can also be run in spectacular natural surroundings.

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Directions And Map

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre is located on the southern shore of Lough Mask Co. Galway, with Lough Corrib reaching to the South, the Maamturk and Partry Mountains to the West, and the limestone plains of Galway and State forests to the East. The area consists of 18 acres with a further 16 acres of an island 300 metres from the shallow shore of Lough Mask. For more details on directions to the centre visit our West of Ireland Outdoor Education - Location, Directions & Map page.

History and Development

Petersburg HousePetersburg House was the ancestral home of a branch of the Lynch family of Galway. The family were granted land around the shores of Lough Mask under a policy of 'Surrender and Re-grant' and the 'Big House' was built in 1715. Read more >>

Contact Us

You can contact us by using the contact details at the end of each page or by using the contact form here >>

Photo Gallery

Our Photo Gallery contains photographs of recent visitors to the centre and pictures of our various activities.

Been to Petersburg recently and fancy seeing your picture on our website? Just email us your best shots!  View the Gallery >>

What to Bring

Coming to Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre? Here is a list of what you'll need to bring with you. What to Bring >>

Petersburg News

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Here is our list of dates for this year's summer camp.  Early booking is advisable. Contact us for details!
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Summer Camp for GrownUps! This summer we are running a range of activities over six weeks. Thursday evenings 6.30 - 9pm. €30 per evening or €100 for 4. The dates are 6,13,and 20 July and 10,17 and 24 August. Phone 094 9546483 to book!
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Here is our list of dates for this year's summer camp. Early booking is advisable. Contact us for details!

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Did you know????? In total we had 1883.04mm of rain in Clonbur last year. October was our driest month with 86.28 mm of rain and last January was the wettest month with 312.71 mm of rain. It will be interesting to see the monthly total for this January by comparison!

Heres the month by month summary


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Our Summer Camp dates for 2016 are


July  11th -15th Day Camp

July 18th -22nd Day Camp

July 25th -29th Residential  Camp, Day Camp and  Young Explorer Camp

August 2nd -5th 4 Day Camp

August 8th -12th Residential Camp, Day Camp & Challenger Camp



Book Early to avoid disappointment!
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Why let the kids have all the fun?
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Summer Camp 2014 dates are on our website, book early to avoid disappointment.Summer Camps & Scouts
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We are delighted to announce that one of the four 2014 Bioblitz sites will be in Clonbur/ Cong Woodland. Watch this sapce for further details. Link to Bioblitz website here

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Petersburg Outdoor
Education Centre,
Co. Galway,

Tel: 094 954 6483
Fax: 094 954 6705

From Outside Ireland Call:
+353 94 954 6483

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