Cahersiveen is especially famous for its wonderful mountain and coastal scenery, and our programme of boat-trips, walks and archeological explorations makes the most of this. Especially popular amongst teenagers and adults alike, is our summer programme of water-sports, sea-kayaking, sailing and rock-climbing run in association with Valentia Island Sea Sports. Recent additions to our excursion programme is an afternoon with Sea Synergy, where Lucy Hunt and her team of marine biologists will take you on an exploration of the shore with stories of the sea and land. Also new is our fishing trip based right out of Cahersiveen and out to Valentia Harbour: mackerel and pollock are not hard to come by here – try selling what you catch to locals – or to Colm and the teachers at the school!


Sports in our state-of-the-art sports hall including soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, Gaelic football, rugby and more. (Summer time only)


English with horse-riding with A.I.R.E. Ring of Kerry Equestrian Centre: dressage, training & trekking along beaches and forest trails. Please note there is a supplement of 120 euro per week for the horse-riding option.


Music & Drama with Oisin Breathnach/Stéfane Odrobinski, our resident musicians/sound engineers & Bernard Casey – an up-and-coming South Kerry comedian.You will be part of our school production performed towards the end of your course and given the opportunity to be part of a music video.


Cookery lessons with Asana’s resident chef who will help you create delicious snacks and meals from Ireland and from all over the world using local ingredients often from the surrounding countryside. (Year-round)


Arts & crafts with local artists ranging from puppetry & performance, jewellery workshop and painting workshop. (Year-round)


Weekly Junior Summer Programme

Our weekly junior summer programme consists of:

  • Three outdoor afternoon excursions
  • Two afternoons of specialized indoor activities (sport / cooking / arts & crafts / music & drama)
  • Full-day excursion every Saturday


Weekly Adult Summer Programme

Our weekly adult summer programme consists of:

  • Three outdoor afternoon excursions
  • Full day excursion every Saturday
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • The occasional surprise!


Adult students may opt for our vibrant excursion programme (summer only) which includes mountain walks, boat trips, kayaking, rock-climbing, fishing, visits to other towns and villages nearby and cultural trips. Adults are also encourage to participate in the social life of the town and of the school – with events regularly planned and unplanned including Colm’s concerts, the Movable Feast music session, house parties and quiet pints in The Anchor or Mike Murts.