Residential Programme

Imagine enjoying your summer camp in one of the most prestigious boarding school in Ireland in the beautiful city of Limerick in county Clare. How many of us have been fascinated by the boarding school experience as depicted by life at Hogwarts in Harry Potter? You can now have your first taste of boarding school life in one of Ireland’s most prestigious Private Boarding Schools – Glenstal Abbey by joining our Residential Programme.

With its excellent residential, academic and sports facilities, Glenstal Abbey offers our summer camp students a unique mix of old world charm and state-of-the-art modern facilities. The stunningly beautiful woodland and parkland offer unique opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration. 

Duration

2 weeks (14 nights) / 3 weeks (21 nights) 

Programme essentials

  • 15 hours English tuition

  • Afternoon themed outdoor activities

  • Saturday and Sunday full day excursions

  • Residing in Glenstal Abbey – Exclusive access to the campus and estate – A compound of 2km2 (500 acres) with castle, beautiful woodland and parkland equivalent to the size of two Hong Kong university campuses added together (Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

  • Free optional evening activities

  • Due to Limerick’s proximity to the Atlantic Coast, we can take you Saturdays and Sundays to major cultural, historical and scenic highlights to the Western side of Ireland such as the Cliffs of Moher & Connemara (UNESCO Site), Cork & Blarney Castle, King John’s Castle, Galway 

Residential Facilities

  • Modern Dorm Style Rooms catering for 2-15 students per dorm
  • Large Impressive Dining Room, all catering by Glenstal Abbey Staff on site
  • Relaxation Areas
  • Movie and Theatre Facilities
  • Private Lockers for all Students
  • Nurses Station and Infirmary

Academic Facilities

  • State of the Art Classrooms
  • Science Laboratory
  • Music Room
  • Computer Rooms
  • Library
  • Study and Quiet Areas
  • WiFi
  • Multimedia Centre 

Sports Facilities

  • 4 Rugby Pitches
  • Soccer Pitches
  • 6 All Weather Tennis Courts
  • Table Tennis Room
  • Indoor Sport Halls with Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball
  • All Weather Multi-Purpose
  • Pitches with Floodlight Facilities
  • 400 metre 6 lane Athletics Track
  • Access to Golf Courses
  • A large lake used for many water sports 

General week

Full Day Excursions

  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • Dublin City Walking Tour
  • Cliffs of Moher & Connemara (UNESCO Site)
  • Cork & Blarney Castle
  • Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • King John’s Castle, Limerick

Elective Evening Activities

  • Photography
  • Film
  • Irish Cookery
  • Practical Science
  • Martial Arts
  • Dance Class
  • Archery & Target
  • Music Session

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