2018 has been a significant year for Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, having acquired a new climbing facility at Altnadue Quarry, the Centre also celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, when comedian and outdoor enthusiast Ed Byrne swapped punchlines for paddlesports when he visited the Centre to mark this momentous occasion.
And to mark the end of 2018, the Centre is now launching its new online calendar of courses for 2019 offering skills and leadership training with all those for a passion for the outdoors.
The Centre offers a wide range of activities from canoe sports, orienteering, mountaineering as well as First Aid courses. With highly trained and experienced instructors, the centre has courses for people of all ages, skills and abilities.
Antoinette McKeown, CEO of Sport Northern Ireland: “It’s been a great year for Tollymore and the Centre has been growing from strength to strength. With the new climbing facility and the recent celebrations of the centre’s 50th year of operation, we encourage everyone to come to Tollymore and live the adventure and embark on a new skill. Whether it’s on or off the water, let 2019 be year that you discover Tollymore”
As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.
We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.
Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.
How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……