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The Cavan Centre Empowering Communities Programme

Residential Centre for Education and Community Development Established 1977

Since 1977, over 110,000 people have visited the Centre to participate in the various residential education programmes.

The Empowering Communities Programme provides access to invaluable educational, recreational and training experiences for a wide range of children, young people and adults.

This programme offers participants an opportunity to experience an adventure holiday/training in a country setting and encourages participation in adventure sports and activities through an experiential learning process.

A host of activities are available on-site and we also avail of wonderful local amenities such as Lough Sheelin for water activities and Mullaghmeen Forest for hillwalking. Loughcrew Megalithic Tombs and Fore Abbey are also in close proximity for historical educational tours.

We offer homely accommodation and food and our qualified Community Youth Workers lead all activity and training sessions.

This programme encompasses:

  • Outdoor Education / Experiential Learning
  • Training Programme
  • Respite Stays

  • Groups who avail of our services include:

  • Community Youth Projects
  • Disability Services
  • Community Development Projects
  • Homeless Services
  • Scout Groups
  • Traveller Support Services
  • Youthreach Programmes
  • Youth Clubs
  • Addiction Services
  • Childcare Services
  • Primary, Secondary & Community Schools
  • Senior Citizen Groups
  • Women’s Groups

  • Adventure education activities through an experiential learning process.
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    Learning by doing.

    Adventure education activities through an experiential learning process.
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    Learning by doing.

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    The Cavan Centre
    A82 YE10
    Co. Cavan
    049 8544436