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“Fantastic Experience”
Review of Dunmore Adventure

Dunmore Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Water sports & Land activities in a stunning location. Open all year, the Centre welcomes both Adults and Children, groups and individuals, and caters for all abilities. Activities include: Kayaking (sea & river), Archery, Powerfan Freefall, Sailing, Climbing, Windsurfing, Wibit Wipeout Water Park, Caving, Canoeing, Orienteering, Powerboating and Coasteering. Fully approved by NGB's and the Irish Tourist Board. Accommodation is provided in Beautiful thatched cottages. Activities run from 1hr to a full day, and must be booked in advance.
Wexford
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

My 7 year old son did one of the week long summer camps. It was a fantastic experience, the setting for the centre is fabulous and the trainers were very helpful and friendly. Activities included kayaking, pedal boats, archery, climbing, playing on inflatables in the sea and a treasure hunt. It was a great camp and I'd highly recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

W have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in Dunmore East. We stayed in one of the cottages which was perfect for a family. The cottages are large, very well equiped and very clean. The addition of Wi-Fi would move it from 99% perfect to 100%.
My children, aged 8 and 5, took part in activities in the adventure centre. We were very well advised by the staff as to what would be suitable for them. My 8 year old did water activites and absolutely loved it, and my 5 year old was delighted to do archery. I would highly recommend the adventure centre and the cottages. We have booked to go back next year.....the fourth summer in a row!

Visited August 2013
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Ireland
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Making family holidays perfect”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Dunmore East has always been a great place for family holidays but the Adventure Centre makes it quite perfect. Maybe we were spoilt this summer but watching the kids having such a wonderful time on all the inflatables and learning sailing skills in their little dinghys was just perfect. This has been the summer they will never forget. And who knows maybe I have a future Olympic sailor in the family !

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“wonderful sailing experience”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Couldn't recommend highly enough. We have been lucky enough to be able to treat our children to some classes there, and they have had the most wonderful experiences...truly memorable for all three of them. This summer for example...what an experience for our beginner sailors - our 9-year-old and his 11-year-old cousin. We live close enough to the sea and our son spends a lot of time on the water, is a keen surfer etc, so it was no surprise that he loved his beginners sailing course. The staff were patient, encouraging and totally professional. There was a very strong emphasis on safety, and as a Mum who would be very particular about this, I can say I felt 100% confident that they were in good hands. Our young guest, who hailed from Dublin, was less experienced and was a little more reluctant. Shortly into the course he felt it wasn't for him and the staff handled the situation very well. They listened, treated him with great respect and patience, and arranged for him to move to a multi-activity day which helped him to gain confidence. He was back on the water the next day, completed the rest of the sailing course and is looking forward to doing the next level next summer. We live in the Waterford area and our eldest son has done sailing and multi-activity weeks at adventure centre when he was younger. Our daughter has also done camps and single/ half-day activities there, so as a family we have visited there many times and have never, ever encountered anything other than a totally professional operation. We will be returning in the future to continue the adventures!

Visited July 2013
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Charlottetown, Canada
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“Bad instructors”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took a sailing class and as real begginers we were expecting to get a quick course off water on the basics of sailing before being thrown in the water. We were not even well informed by the staff selling the course at the counter such as what we should bring to the course (eg shoes that we don't mind to get wet) The weather was very windy, too windy for most intermediate, but we still went on with the course. Instructors were poor in communication skills and were not ready for our class at all. This resulted in a huge bruise on the thigh for me and back pain for my husband.

Visited August 2013
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DunmoreKittiwake, Owner at Dunmore Adventure, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologise that we did not meet your expectations. We have spoken to both the instructor leading your taster session, and the senior sailing instructor that was driving the rescue boat accompanying your two hour activity.

Safety is our number one priority, and at no time do we ever put our customers at risk. In fact, with over 20 years in operation, our instructors teach at the highest level, from beginners to advanced.

The weather is an element which we cannot control, but careful analysis of the weather patterns are checked constantly, with VHF radio communication being kept with the shore based senior instructor at all times. If the weather becomes unsuitable for the course in question, or the participants would like to change, alternative activities are offered, with swift transfers made via power boat if necessary.

Our shore based administrative staff at the Centre bookings and information counter are trained to inform each customer of the correct items to bring on their chosen session, although we do supply all technical equipment as part of your fee, and your personal equipment ie spare footwear is provided by us if you don’t bring your own.

If you take a return trip to Dunmore East, I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly, so please ask for me. Alternatively, please feel free to email me at info@dunmoreadventure.com

We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.
Best regards
Karen Harris
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