Cappanalea OEC in association with Kerry recreation and Sports partnership and the CARA centre is hosting an Outdoor Activity day for people with disabilities to help promote International Disability awareness day on Monday 3rd December. The Xcessible Outdoor activity day takes place in Ballyseedy Woods (southern entrance (Lidl road / farmers bridge road) from 12pm – 3pm. This is family… Continue Reading Xcessible Outdoors Initiative
Cappanalea OEC is running an adult Mountain skills training course on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November. There will be two course offered Mountain Skills 1 and Mountain Skills 2. Syllabus includes the following: Mountain Hazards Climatic hazards • Temperature, precipitation, wind, lightning, humidity and snow. • Reference to causes of mountain hypothermia. Topographic hazards… Continue Reading Mountain Skills Training Course
Cappanalea OEC has a busy summer season ahead for both young and old. Cappanalea caters for all ability levels from the complete novice to the more experienced we have a course that suits you. For children we have Summer Adventure Holiday Courses during June, July and August. We have Sailing Courses taking places on Caragh… Continue Reading Whats happening this Summer ?
Cappanalea is running an Adventure Weekend for Adults on the 22nd – 24th June 2012. The weekend is open to all ability levels and is guranteed to be a fun weekend. The weekend will be residentail but there is also the option to join in on the activities on a day basis. The activities on offer are Kayaking; Canoeing; Rock climbing; Windsurfing; Sailing; Hillwalking / Field Studies and Orienteering.
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Cappanalea OEC / Kerry Education Service will once again be running the FAS Outdoor Activity Instructor traineeship Programme for 2011/12. The interview process will begin the middle of August with up to 120 potential candidates going through the first phase of the process. From this 120 interviews there will be 24 trainees selected for the… Continue Reading FAS Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship 2011/12
On Saturday 21st May Cappanalea OEC was proud to host the retirement function for our departing CEO Dr. Barney O Reilly, who retired after having served 25 years in Kerry Education Service. Since taking over as CEO of Co. Kerry VEC in 1998 the Service has been developed greatly and now employs over to 1,000… Continue Reading CEO Retirement Function
The trainee students from the FAS Outdoor Instructor training course are just back form a climbing trip to Wales. The group left on Saturday 30th April and returned home Saturday 7th May. The group based themselves in the Vagabond Hostel, in Betws y Coed which is an hour from Hollyhead. The location, weather and climbing… Continue Reading Rockclimbing in Wales
The FAS Instructor training course began at Cappanalea OEC on the 4th of October 2010. There are 24 trainees on the course. This nine month training course will enable the trainees once the course has been completed to pursue career opportunities in the Outdoor Sector. The Trainees so far have completed their Mountain Skills Assessment,… Continue Reading FAS Instructor Training Course Progress Report
Thankfully 2010 was a busy year for Cappanalea OEC, we would like to extend our thanks to all our patrons, schools, teachers, college, youth and scout groups who brought groups to the centre throughout the year. 2010 saw the introduction of a few new courses to our programme of activities. In July we held a… Continue Reading The year that was 2010
Monday the 4th October sees the start of the Fás Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship programme at Cappanalea OEC. Interviews were held in Tralee and over a 100 potential candiates were seen over the course of the weeks interviews. That number was whittled down to 24 who will be taking up the course for the next… Continue Reading FÁS Outdooor Activity Instructor Traineeship programme