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Singles Weekend, May 2018

 

Singles Weekend: May 11th – 13th, 2018

If you’re single and into outdoor adventure, we have a weekend of fun in mind for you.

Every year, we begin and end the main season with a Singles Adventure Weekend, which has proven itself to be very popular with singles who are up for adventure and craic.

This isn’t a match-making festival. What we do is bring like-minded people together and provide a fun environment to make new friends – single friends, with whom more than friendship may (or may not) develop. There’s something about adventure in the great outdoors – particularly the more high-adrenaline activities – that bonds people quickly.

And because the focus isn’t on potential romance, there is no awkwardness either. Just strangers with a love of the outdoors getting to know others.

If that appeals to you, read on…

Here is the line up for the weekend:

Friday 11th May 6.30pm Ferry departs Roonagh Pier
7.15pm Transfer to accommodation
8.30pm Dinner at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant
9.30pm The Icebreaker
10.30pm Banter in The Sailor’s Bar
Saturday 12th May 9.30am Breakfast
11.00am Beach Challenge
12.45pm Lunch at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant
1.45pm Activity of Choice*
5.00pm Free time
7.00pm Dinner at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant
10.00pm Live entertainment at Sailor’s Bar
Sunday 13th May 10.00am Breakfast
11.00am Morning stroll to explore the island
1.00pm Ferry departs Clare Island

 

Coasteering M Doran Old Head

Hiking on Clare Island

The Activities

The Beach Challenge will take place on Saturday morning, and will involve the participation of all guests.  The larger group will be divided into smaller teams, and you will be tasked with an obstacle race – both on land and in the sea (the water section will be optional – not all team members need partake in that aspect). This is a light-hearted, fun activity that will set the tone and spirit for the rest of the day.

Coasteering is the first option for Saturday afternoon.  Strictly for water babies!  This is a thrilling hybrid activity that involves a bit of rock scrambling, a bit of cliff jumping and a bit of adventure swimming.  If you’re comfortable swimming in the sea, this is great craic.  We’ll start you off with very low level jumps (hardly even jumps at all) and as your confidence builds up so will the heights.  Thrills galore!

A guided hike is the second afternoon option.  Taking in the spectacular cliffs on the northern side of the island, this is a great option for keen photographers. The scenery will leave you breathless.

Dutch Tallship Thalassa Barquentine sails the Irish coast and the Hebrides    Coasteering Sea Swim 

Accommodation

Base camp for the weekend is Go Explore Hostel and Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant. Included in the basic price is your accommodation in Go Explore Hostel for two nights. The rooms are split between male and female for the weekend. All our rooms are en-suite. Go Explore Hostel is one of Ireland’s premier hostels.

If you choose not to stay at Go Explore Hostel then the price is reduced to reflect same and you can choose to stay in one of the islands many excellent B&Bs close to the hostel. However, if you go for this option you must deal directly with the B&Bs yourself. Telephone numbers are below:

  • O’Grady’s Guesthouse beside the pier – Phone (098) 22991
  • Nelly Woods B&B – Phone (098) 22986
  • Granuaile House B&B – Phone (098) 26250
  • O’Malleys B&B – Phone (098) 25893
  • Ciaran and Ann’s–Phone (098) 25106
  • Sea Breeze B&B – Phone (098) 26746
  • Cois Abhainn B&B – Phone (098) 26216
  • The Lodge, self-catering accommodation – Phone (098) 26057 / (098) 26250

Food

Included in your package is breakfast both days, your lunch on Saturday and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant is fast becoming known for it delicious cuisine and fresh seafood. You will be served dinner in the intimate setting of the BARD room before a great night of entertainment.

Entertainment

The Sailor’s Bar is a hive of activity at weekends, hosting a mix of local and national artists, with a blend of traditional Irish and contemporary folk music. It’s a popular venue with islanders and visitors from Westport, Louisburgh and further afield. In addition to swapping stories with the other weekend adventurers, you’ll find a friendly and hospitable crowd to enjoy the banter and craic with.

Sailor's Bar Music

 Ferry

Alan & Brian from Clare Island Ferry Company are the third members of Clare Island Adventures and responsible for getting you to the island. The Ferry is also included in your package so all you need to do is show up at Roonagh Pier and they’ll take it from there.

How it works

It’s different strokes for different folks.  Choose the activity that most appeals to you.  If you’re coming with friends, don’t worry about what they want to do – you’re going to be making new friends on this weekend! 🙂

On Friday night everyone will be mixing together so by bedtime you won’t be strangers anymore.  After breakfast on Saturday there will be a beach challenge which the whole group gets to participate in.

Saturday afternoon’s activities must be selected when booking – this is to ensure proper instructor ratios per activity as well as the sufficient provision of gear.  (If you’re opting for coasteering and have your own wetstuit, feel free to bring it along.  But we provide everything you need, so no need to be concerned if you don’t have any gear)

And after dinner on Saturday, there’ll be live music and plenty of opportunity to continue the banter and craic.  At that stage folks, if you’re not mixing, what can we say?  It’s not our fault!  But seriously, we don’t think that’ll be an issue for anyone at that point…. So, welcome aboard – we look forward to meeting you.

How much?

All in price for the weekend is €250 per person – this covers return ferry, B&B in Go Explore Hostel, two dinners, one lunch and ALL activities including gear provision.

Ex B&B (if you opt to stay in one of the local B&B’s) price is €180 per person.

Terms & Conditions:

  • To confirm your space on this weekend, we just require a €75pp deposit.
  • The balance of your payment is due 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • For cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the event, we retain €4 admin charge and refund the balance of your booking deposit.
  • For cancellations within 4 weeks of the event, we retain your deposit, and refund the balance.
  • For cancellations within 48 hours of the event, we retain €145 and refund the balance.
  • It may be necessary to change the Saturday afternoon activity, due to adverse weather conditions or operational requirements.


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