Get West: An A-Z of our Activities

By March 6, 2018 Corporate Events


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Hello Everyone!
Today’s blog is going to be all about how Get West grew as a company, and where we are today! So to kick off, Get West initially started as a kayaking business, doing tours of Limerick City and Learn to Kayak sessions on the River Shannon and, of course, we are still sticking to our roots and continuing with those great activities, but today Get West is much more than that!

Who are we?


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Get West is an Adventure Tourism and Corporate Events & Team Building company that caters for a wide range of markets in a variety of locations due to our mobile activities. We firmly believe that “You don’t stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing” and, as such, our aim is to deliver indoor and outdoor activity experiences that are fun, engaging, inclusive and safe, guaranteeing minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment!

What do we do?

Corporate Team Building

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At Get West, we offer indoor and outdoor team building activities to excite, motivate and inspire people. Our team building activities are ideal for enhancing work relationships as they get people working together, having fun and achieving success.
We offer bespoke, fun, results driven team building events that provide a meaningful learning environment where teams can focus on the tasks and challenges we set, ranging from cooperative puzzles, to physical, competitive challenges.
When it comes to team building, Get West offers a wide range of activities, both land and water-based and, since we are a mobile company, we can run these team building days for groups and companies nationwide!

For Corporate Team Building Packages Click Here


Group Activities

At Get West, the options for group activities are endless! Along with catering for companies big and small, we also cater for Hen and Stag parties, sports teams, sports & social clubs, as well as on-site school adventure days, and don’t worry if you’re not Limerick based, with our mobile activities, we can bring the fun to you!

Hen and Stag Party Activities

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When it comes to organising a Hen or Stag Party, it can sometimes prove to be quite difficult, especially if there is a lot of people involved! Here at Get West we have the solution to all your problems! With many packages to choose from, we can ensure that we have an activity to suit you and your group, and deliver an unforgettable day of adventure and fun for all!

  • For Hen Party Activities in Limerick Click Here
  • For Hen Party Activities in Other Locations Click Here

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School Adventure Days

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What makes our School Adventure Days unique is that you don’t have to book a bus and travel to us; we travel to you. We roll up with our fun & exciting activities and turn the school grounds into an adventure centre. Imagine looking out the classroom window and seeing Ireland’s Tallest Mobile Climbing Wall parked up outside waiting for you to climb to the top; well we can make that daydream a reality. Our School Adventure Days are ideal as a student bonding experience at the start of the year, as a unique element of the TY activity programme or even as a novel way to reward students for class achievements. Our activities not only encourage individual and group development, but also help with building confidence and mental agility. Our on-site days are best suited to large numbers of students. With half day & full day options to choose from, we can promise this is one school day the students won’t forget!

For School Adventure Day Packages Click Here

Some of our other packages:
Sports Teams: Click Here
Sports & Social: Click Here

Events & Festivals

Over the past number of years, Get West have both held and have been involved in a number of exciting events and festivals across Ireland! With a huge success rate, Get West provide a number of event packages to choose from, be it for Corporate Events, Community Festivals, Family Fun Days or Christmas and Summer Events.
Whether you’ve been roped into organising the Company Family Fun Day or you want to throw a relaxing summer party for your staff where they can try out our activities at their own pace, we can do it all.
Or perhaps you want to get your whole community together for a day of community fun and adventure, we can do that too!

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Check out our many packages here:
Corporate Summer Events
Community Festivals
Family Fun Days 



When it comes to tourists in Limerick, Get West offers the best and most unique ways to see the city!

Limerick Cycling Tours  
At Get West, we provide a fun and easy paced way to explore Limerick City. Ideal for all ages (12+) and abilities, our cycle tours will bring you through the city streets, where you will see many of the historical and iconic attractions that Limerick has to offer. Our fun and friendly tour guides have many tales and stories to keep you and your group entertained. Usually 1.5 hours long, this cycle tour is one of the best ways to experience the city! Providing bike helmets and hi-vis jackets, all we ask is that you wear your comfy clothes!

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For more information see here for more details: Click Here

Limerick City Kayak Tours
If cycling isn’t for you, we also offer our amazing kayak tours! Ranked as #1 Outdoor Activity in Limerick, come along and take a relaxing, guided kayak tour right through the heart of Limerick City. Soak up the famous sites and fascinating history as you kayak along the stunning waterfront right up to the impressive King John’s Castle. We also play a couple of games and challenges along the way to keep everyone smiling and entertained.
Suitable for all ages 8 and upwards, no experience is necessary and you do not need to be able to swim to enjoy this fantastic tour! Just like our cycle tours, we also provide all the gear required! Tours are dependent on the tide so times vary from day to day, they are approx. 2 hours long, and are subject to a minimum of 2 people per trip.

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For more information: Click Here


Get West on the Water

Learn to Kayak Course 
Our first Learn to Kayak course of 2018 begins on April 11th and will run from 18.30 to 21.00 hrs over 5 Wednesday evenings at Limerick Boat Club on Sarsfield Bridge. Both adults & teenagers are welcome to take part and beginners are most welcome. Like with all our kayaking activities, there is no experience required, and there is also no need to be able to swim. We have all the equipment you need; all we ask is that you bring your swimming togs, a spare pair of runners to wear in the kayak and a towel.

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Our Learn to Kayak Courses give you the training required to kayak safely and competently on flat water Grade II Rivers, as a member of a group being led, and to assist in basic rescues.
All of the participants on our Learn to Kayak courses will have the option of acquiring a Level 2 Kayaking Certificate at the end of the course (at a small additional cost).
For more information: Click Here

If you are interested in a Couch-to-10K with a difference, then our Blueways programme is just the thing for you! During the summer months, join us 3 times a week for our training sessions on the river in Limerick City Centre. Blueways with Get West will take you from a complete novice at kayaking to the point where you can work on your speed, technique and stamina in a safe and supervised environment.

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With Blueways, again there is no experience required, and you do not need to be able to swim in order to kayak successfully. We provide all necessary equipment and have fun, qualified and experienced staff to help you along on your unique fitness journey. Designed around work and the tide times, it is a mix of early starts and after work paddles. Proving to be a very popular fitness activity over the past few summers, it is definitely a great and unique way to get fit and see our beautiful city all at the same time!
For more information: Click Here


Escape Limerick 

A recent development at Get West was the establishment of its sister company Escape Limerick, a series of escape rooms, located in the old Thomond Cinema in Limerick City’s Medieval Quarter, just up the street from King John’s Castle. Escape Rooms have proven immensely popular both nationally and internationally as a team building experience, as well as being very popular with tourists and locals alike. Open over 6 months now, they are proving to be very popular with corporate groups, both local and visiting, as well as both national and international tourists to the city.

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For more information see here for more details: Click Here


Well that’s all for now folks! We hope you liked this little breakdown of who Get West are as a company, and what we provide. For more information on any of the above activities, click on the links provided or see our website
Thanks for reading, talk to you all soon!
The Get West Team