Registration: Welcome comp. glass of champagne and goody bag
Free access to Castlecourt night club with reserved area for Meet on the Reekers!
|9:00am||Buffet Breakfast and Entertainment|
Orientation by Mayo Mountain Rescue
Bus departs for the Reek
Bus departs Croagh Patrick for Castlecourt Hotel (2 trips)
On-line pre-registration dictates staggering participants into groups according to their on-line completed application form. Each group receives an orienteering pack which will facilitate interaction and competition within and amongst groups during the climb. Price for the winning team!
Discounted treatments available at Spa Sula, Castlecourt Hotel (please book in advance on (098) 55088) for Reek weary bones! Free access to the Leisure Center
|8:00pm||Drinks Reception, Dinner & Entertainment|
|10:00pm||Crowning of the Meet on the Reek King & Queen|
Activities at Westport House:
- €30 for 3 hours of activity – a choice of 1-2 activities (choose one option from below)
- €50 for 6 hours of activity – a choice of 3- 4 activities (they would choose two from the options below having a lunch break in between)
Sit On Top Canoes & Stand Up Paddle-boarding | 3 hours | Max group size: 30
A “sit-on-top canoe” is just that – a highly bouyant craft normally made of plastic. Canoeing is one of the easiest and quickest ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Westport House & Gardens as well as views of Clew Bay, Clare Island and Croagh Patrick. Stand Up Paddle-boarding is a hot new, emerging sport which provides a strong core workout - the participant stands on the board and paddles along. Our safe, 2 foot deep lake is ideal for those learning and experienced alike. We can arrange races and trials for the teams to complete should you wish. There is an 8:1 ratio between students and instructors and we have showers/changing facilities onsite for your use. Please advise folks to bring along swim gear and towels for these activities. Wetsuits & lifejackets will be provided.
Laser Combat Games & Archery | 3 hours | Max group size: 24
Laser Combat Games is known as "electronic" paintball and similar in concept to Paintball Games, however Laser Games are twice as fast and exciting. Each team member is equipped with infrared weapons and sensor headgear who shoot an invisible and harmless infrared beam similar to the one used in your TV remote control. Teams are assigned missions to complete over our woodland zones. It is great fun! An archery session will teach the participants the practice of propelling arrows with the use of a bow to hit a target. While it has historically been used for hunting, we make it a purely recreational activity at Westport House. Plan on 90 minutes for each activity with 4 people at a time participating in the archery session. Please advise people to bring along shoes appropriate for running through woods e.g. runners, hiking boots or wellies.
Orienteering & Archery | 3 hours | Max group size: 30
Orienteering is the ultimate team sport! It requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in Westport House’s natural woodland and parkland terrain, while moving at speed. Participants are given a specially prepared orienteering map which they use to find control points to complete the course. Participants MUST find all point to successfully complete the activity. An archery session will teach the participants the practice of propelling arrows with the use of a bow to hit a target. While it has historically been used for hunting, we make it a purely recreational activity at Westport House. Plan on 90 minutes for each activity with 4 people at a time participating in the archery session.
Raft Building | 3 hours | Max group size: 40
We will break the team up into groups of 5-6 and instruct them in how to build a buoyant raft and make a sail. They will then need to do it themselves and race across the lake. This is highly competitive, great craic and fantastic for team building!
Zorb & Zip Wire Rides | 30 mins | No max group size – a surcharge of €12 per person applies!
Get strapped in for an unforgettable ride in a 12 feet inflated orb and experience the thrill of going downhill. Choose the Harnessed Zorbing experience, where you will be strapped in and you will be rolling down the hill out of control or try the Hydro Zorbing experience (yes, a water ride!) where you’ll move around freely in the orb filled with water. An unforgettable experience! Our zip wire - 270 meters long and 25 high at its highest point – it will provide a scream-tastic ride!! Plan on bringing a change of clothes for the water ride!
Additional Adventure Providers to be included at a later date.