10 - 16 yr olds.
2023 Registration Now Open!
Cape Clear Island, West Cork
“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.”
– e.e. cummings
start 11th june 2023
Maratacht is a comprehensive course with a combination of marine based outdoor activities with some Irish language modules. It is a unique combination of a Gaeltacht experience combined with investigation and enjoyment of our marine surroundings.
7 days / 6 nights on Cape – arrive Sunday on evening ferry from Baltimore and depart the following Saturday on midday ferry.
This course is focused on maritime issues including marine ecology, social history of human interaction with the sea, climate change issues, etc along with water based activities.
It’s a course where enquiry, investigation and research is scheduled and supported by expert biologists and mariners.
Participants will be encouraged to question, record, examine and interrogate their marine environment. Many parts will be directly linked to the school curriculum. They will have a comprehensive portfolio of their work and activities by the end of the week!
We’re hoping that COVID worries will be but a memory by summer 2023 so accommodation will be in small dormitories – supervised with staff on site overnight.
Price for week per participant, includes course fee, tuition, guest speakers,
supervision and all outdoor equipment = €750
Explore your World
The ocean is central to our lives. We play in it, trade across it, harvest its produce as food and it provides temperature control for our planet. While on this Maratacht course you will discover more about the sea and about yourself while having fun and making real friends!
sOME OF WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
KAYAKING, SNORKELLING, STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING, COASTEERING, TEAM CHALLENGES, MARINE ECOLOGY, ISLAND HERITAGE, FISHING, ORNITHOLOGY……