If you are looking for something for the children over the 2018 holidays here's a list of the various Summer camps and childrens' activities running in Kilmihil and around Clare.

In Kilmihil

Kilmihil GAA Cul Camp 2018 - Week commencing 16th July

Camps are for boys and girls aged 6 to 13

 Kilmihil GAA Cul Camp

This year's Kilmihil Cul Camp is set for week  commencing Monday July 16th. Check availability and book here: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/

Summer Stars reading programme at Kilmihil Library and online

Reading resources and activities find out more on the website: http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/ and in Kilmihil Library.

Summer Stars books at Kilmihil Library

Summer Stars Books 2018 at Kilmihil Library



Online Courses

PAWS - Primary Aquatic Water Safety

PAWS - Primary Aquatic Water Safety

Irish Water Safety has created new resources that give water safety lessons to children of all ages - before they even leave the classroom. The summer holidays are on the horizon so please help us to prompt parents, guardians and schoolteachers to visit www.iws.ie for new lesson books, games and puzzles, specifically designed for every primary school age group.

In Ireland, thirty children aged fourteen and under drowned in ten years - that's the equivalent of an entire classroom. Use our brand new resources before the summer holidays and together, let's bring drownings down.


Close By

School of Sewing, Craft and Design - Kilrush - 16-20 July & 13-17 August

Summer Camp Schol of Sewing and Design Kilrush


Youth FUNdamental Movement Camp- Kilrush - 16-20 July


KFitt Kilrush Summer Camp


Moneypoint A.F.C - Soccer Camp - 16-20 July


  • 5 days of fun filled coaching with FAI accredited coaches
  • Each child receives an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate
  • Special family discounts available
More information, booking and details of other FAI accredited soccer camps in Clare on the website: http://camps.fai.ie/summer-soccer-schools

"Let's Get Crafty" - Doonbeg Community Centre -23-25 July


"Let's Get Crafty" in Doonbeg Community Centre from Monday 23rd July until Wednesday 25th July. From 12.30 to 3pm each day. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are most welcome. Children can bring a packed lunch and a drink. They should also wear old clothes as there will be paint. Lots of fun is guaranteedmore detais on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2077325545919833/

Quilty Swim School - July and August

Now enrolling for their very popular summer swim camp. Each day (Monday to Friday) your child will have a 45 minutes intensive swimming lesson. Instructors teach in the water, giving your child security and confidence. Classes run at 11am and 12pm depending on swim ability. Please note kids must be at least 5 years old.


Dates July and August
Week 1 : 2nd of July
Week 2: 16th of July
Week 3: 23rd of July
Week 4: 30th of July
Week 5: 13th of August
Week 6: 20th of August

Cost is €55 per child please PM via Facebook to book.

StarCamp - Kilrush- 16-20 July 2018

StarCamp offers the perfect mix of the following to ensure maximum fun and confident, happy children;

  • Singing / Dancing / Acting! (chart toppers, Disney classics, movie favourites)
  • StarCamp multiple games & activities (outdoors where possible)
  • “Kids Newsdesk” (news & weather reporting for kids by kids)
  • StarCamp arts & crafts (with fun & imaginative twists!)
  • Superhero masterclass (for younger age groups)
  • The StarCamp band (for older age groups)
  • Friday Finale Show

Follow this link for availability and booking, plus a list of other StarCamps around Clare this Summer. https://starcamp.ie/summer-camps/?county=clare-summer-camps


Spraoi by the Sea, Art Competition - Doonbeg - Entries must be in by 25th July

Doonbeg Children's Art Competition



Doonbeg Paddleboats

Open through July & August just €3 per person. Visit their Facebook page to check hours and opening: facebook.com/doonbegpaddleboat

Further Afield

Story telling in Ennistymon

Nia deBurca Storytelling

Let’s Make a Ballet! - Glor Ennis - 23- 27 July

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to Glor. The week-long programme involves daily class and numerous workshops exploring all the component parts that make ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes.

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training. For more details and booking visit the Glor website: http://www.glor.ie/events

Burren Beads Corofin - Corofin -

Book via their Facebook page facebook.com/Burren-Beads

Clare Water Sports - Ballyalla Lake - 1st July onwards

Computer Skills Summer Camp - Ennis - 9-13 July & 7-10 August

Ennis Summer IT Camp Surfing in Lahinch

Lahinch Surf Experience are taking bookings for summer surf camps @lahinchsurfexperience. They will run two hour and one hour surf camps from the first week in July, right up until the last week in August. Kids can do any number of days in the summer camps, freeing up families for other outings and activities.

Places are limited so call on 085 115 5743 or message them on Facebook to book or for further information: https://www.facebook.com/surfinginlahinch

Clare's Crafty Creations - Ennis

Model Aircraft Dislay - Shannon Airport

 Nevsail Water Sports - Kilkee  

Windsurfing, Sailing, Coasteering, Power-Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Boogie Boarding, Raft-Building, Fishing, Team Building and Beach Games, Orienteering......and much more

Running through out June, July and August 2018. Nevsail's water sports camp is suitable for children aged from 6 - 16 yrs.

There is a morning Kids & Teens camp from 10am-1pm and afternoon Kids camp from 2pm- 5pm (Monday to Friday).

Daily/Weekly rates: €110 weekly,  €27.50 per day, so book for the week and get one day COMPLETELY FREE

Pre-booking is essential details and forms are on their website here: https://www.nevsailwatersports.ie/watersports-camps.html


Summer Camps & Activities for Adults 

Some 'camps' for the grown ups, learning is fun whatever your age!

Irish Church Music Association

 Download the PDF for full details and booking form.