Welcome to Comeragh Wilderness Academy, where we eagerly anticipate the bright future that awaits your child. As an Independent Boys’ School, we offer full-time boarding for post-primary school-aged children.

At Comeragh Wilderness Academy, we place the individual needs of each child at the forefront of our approach. We firmly believe that outdoor learning serves as a remarkable catalyst for nurturing essential life skills. At Comeragh Wilderness Academy, our students thrive through immersive experiences, including cooking meals over crackling fires, constructing shelters amidst the lush forest, embarking on exhilarating hikes in the picturesque Comeragh mountains, navigating rivers by canoe, and immersing themselves in the beauty of nature. These captivating activities enable our students to develop invaluable skills and forge a deep connection with the natural world.

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Our Program

Nestled near Rathgormack in the scenic Comeragh Mountains, our academy offers a nurturing environment that equips children with the essential skills to navigate both the academic realm and the challenges of everyday life. Our comprehensive program incorporates both academic and practical teachings, empowering students to thrive within their communities and society as a whole. We encourage self-learning and self-discovery as part of our educational model, while also integrating aspects of the state curriculum, particularly for our senior pupils.

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In terms of education, we provide resources for students who wish to follow the national curriculum, including the opportunity to sit state exams. We also provide tutoring in English and Maths for those who require additional support. Our educational curriculum is tailored to the unique needs of each individual student.

Subjects available include:

English Maths
Science Geography
History PE
Music Irish
Social Studies Home Economics
Art Religion
Languages Woodwork/Bushcraft
“your child’s new future awaits ”
Our Team

When you entrust your child’s educational needs to Comeragh Wilderness Academy, you can rest assured that they are embraced by a service that goes beyond being a mere home away from home. Our dedicated staff, who possess extensive qualifications and years of experience in the field, are wholeheartedly dedicated to fostering the growth and empowerment of your child in every aspect of their development.

What sets our staff apart is their wealth of personal life experiences, including the profound journey of lovingly raising children. These invaluable insights simply cannot be gleaned solely from books or classrooms.

With open arms, our staff warmly welcomes you and your child to embark on a transformative voyage of self-discovery—one that knows no limits and is shaped by your child’s unique potential, wholeheartedly supported by the able assistance and guidance of our dedicated team.

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”
Proverbs 12:25

Our dedicated team includes;

➢ Directors

➢ Chairman

➢ Principal

➢ Deputy Principal

➢ Chiefs

➢ Supervisors

➢ Family support workers

➢ Chefs

They warmly welcome you on this transformative journey of self-discovery, providing able assistance and guidance along the way.

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Our school follows a rolling admission process, which means that we accept and review applications on an ongoing basis. To apply for a place at our school, please complete the enrollment form provided below and email it to along with all the required documentation.

Upon receiving your application, our staff will contact you to discuss your application and schedule an interview. Once the interview is completed, we will arrange for you to visit the school.

Enrolment Inquiry Form
Parents Handbook

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible