Facilities and Contacts at Gartan

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Gartan OEC is located on Gartan Estate, 87 acres of rambling woodland with 2 kilometres of shoreline along beautiful Gartan Lough, just 18kms from Letterkenny. Consisting of the main Centre and The Boathouse, the Colmcille Heritage Centre is also on our Estate.

Following three major capital developments over a period of 15 years, each supported by both the Department of Education and Skills and Fáilte Ireland, the Centres facilities are first class. The main Centre is home to all accommodation, including hostel style in the East Wing, and rooms with full ensuite facilities in the West Wing. All accommodation is bright, spacious and cosy.

Both the stone built main Centre, and the Boathouse of wood and stone, include full support facilities associated with any modern, quality, busy Outdoor Education Centre. Hot showers, changing rooms, equipment stores, drying rooms are available in both buildings. The main Centre houses two independent dining rooms, one in each wing, with catering provided from our large, modern, well equipped kitchen. Gartan includes a climbing wall in the main building.  Well equipped lecture rooms, some with superb views over Gartan Lough, are also available in both buildings.

The Boathouse is a short woodland walk by the lakeshore from the main Centre. A very attractive building, heated solely by woodchip, this is an excellent venue for courses, seminars and conferences and other events.

Gartan Staff

Our staff team is made up of enthusiastic, friendly people with a depth of personal and professional experience built over many years. Comprising catering, outdoor, administrative, domestic and caretaking staff, all work to ensure that each guest of the Centre has a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable stay.

Our outdoor staff team hold the highest levels of qualification, with experience of adventure sport gained throughout the world. Gartan experience in designing and delivering high quality Outdoor Education courses is second to none.

Contact Details

Address : Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Church Hill, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal

Phone : 074 9137032

Fax: 074 9137254

Website: www.gartan.com

Director: - Ursula Mac Pherson – ursula@gartan.com

Assistant Director: – Sean Mc Crudden – sean@gartan.com

Office Manager: – Tricia Fitzpatrick – office@gartan.com

Senior Instructor: – Charlie Cassidy – charliecassidy@gartan.com