AdVenture Burren provides activities in a number of areas, Hillwalking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and various other associated disciplines.
The instructor/leader for the main activities is Christy Sinclair;
I have over 20 years of experience in the provision of outdoor activities in Ireland with numerous trips to Scotland, Italy, Spain and France.
With a Diploma in Outdoor Education from Tiglin, The National Centre for Mountain Training in Ireland I also hold The Mountain Leader Qualification, The Rock Climbing Leader qualification,both from BOS (Bord Oiliúint Sléibhe) The Irish Mountain Training Board,and a Kayak Instructor qualification from Canoe Ireland. I also trained in Maynooth in the areas of youth work and group development and facilitation work.
While working for County Dublin VEC I was responsible for an outdoor education program for early school leavers. From the VEC I moved to manage a special project for the Probation Service in Dublin using outdoor education, group work and general skills development. This project was aimed at offenders who had been in prison, were at risk of receiving a prison sentence in the near future or had been to prision.
I spent a number of years working in various educational areas, Youthreach, The Probation Service,Youth services, Secondary Schools in Dublin, including several years teaching indoor rock climbing in the night class program in West Dublin. I have also worked as a free lance outdoor pursuits provider. During this time courses and activities were provided for various youth services, schools and also some private provision for individuals and corporate clients.
After twenty years of regular visits to The Burren I moved to the area in 2009 and I am now once again providing outdoor education and activities bringing twenty years of experience and a wide rang of skills to enhance the services of AdVenture Burren.