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Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre 2017-2018

Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre 2017-2018

Our Mission

At Gortatole human potential blossoms when nourished by:

Adventure, The Outdoors; and Excellent Resources

About Gortatole

Gortatole's residential facilities are widely regarded as among the best in the sector.  A visit to Gortatole is guaranteed to be fun, exciting, challenging and very rewarding for your young people.  The programme will be tailored to suit your needs by professional staff working in consultation with you.

We offer a wide range of activity options:

Off-site, using Ireland's most bio-diverse landscape we offer hill walks, forest walks, night walks, caving, abseiling, rock climbing, camping and field studies.

On-site we have both an indoor and an outdoor climbing wall, a high and low ropes course; our 65 acres of grounds and large sports hall provide orienteering, archery, night line, trim trail, indoor ball games as well as learning rich environments for team building activities and problem solving exercises

At the waterfront we offer canoeing, kayaking, rafting and sailing.

The Centre also has a classroom, a field studies laboratory, a computer suite and mathematics trails on campus aligned with programmes of study at KS2.  The Professional Staff are able to provide specific programmes to address 'A' level and GCSE coursework specifications for Physical Education and Environment and Society. These active learning experiences are relevant across many areas of learning and very effectively address all aspects of thinking skills and personal capabilities.

The Centre also provides opportunities for Teachers and Youth Leaders to train and be accredited to take young people safely and productively into the outdoors. This training and accreditation is conducted under the Inter-Board Outdoor Education Leader 'Levels' Scheme. Through our very experienced staff team we also provide advice and assistance to schools and groups wishing to use their own locality for Outdoor Learning opportunities.

For 2017/18 Information booklet and Expression of Interest Forms please click here.

If you have any questions or queries please contact us at:

Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre, 181 Marble Arch Road, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 1ED
Telephone: 028 6634 8888, Student Pay Phone: 028 6634 8578, Fax: 028 6634 8948 



The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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