The pubs and the craic in Ireland maybe wonderful, but its dramatic scenery and range of outdoor activities are even better. Instead of having another pint of the black stuff you could Climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain. Rock climb & abseil in the ice-carved Gap Of Dunloe or maybe kayak & canoe the deep sparkling Lakes of Killarney. These are just a few things that you could choose to do in Ireland's great outdoors.
Image: A hill somewhere in Ireland
Recommended outdoor activities
In this section, we have put together just a few ideas for you to consider. So brush away the cobwebs and get yourself out into the countryside or coast to discover what Ireland really has to offer.
Killary Adventure Co. - they specialise in adventure activities that range from kayaking on Ireland's only fjord to Climbing, Abseiling and much more in between. Killary Adventure Company has been offering adventure experiences in the west of Ireland for over 35 years. Their aim is to make outdoor adventure accessible to all and to encourage everyone to push the boundaries of their experience. With both day activities and residential stays you can come for the morning or stay for the week - Visit website
Clare Island Adventures - Clare Island Adventures is a joint venture between Adventure West, Go Explore Hostel / Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant and Clare Island Ferry Company who have teamed up to provide a high quality experience to those interested in exploring adventure activities on the island - Visit website
Carlingford Adventure Centre - Set against the natural beauty of a true medieval Irish coastal town, take advantage of Carlingford Adventure Centre's facilities, providing visitors with the perfect mix of character and modern comforts. With a huge array of LAND SEA & SKY outdoor activities designed to challenge and reward all ages and abilities, Carlingford Adventure Centre lets you experience action packed adventure holidays in Ireland that you'll talk about for a lifetime - Visit website
Ballyhass Lakes - Activity centre, fishing and holiday accommodation near Mallow, County Cork. Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity centre for groups and schools, sports clubs and teams, and corporate team building - Visit website
Wavesweeper Sea Adventures - a family run soft adventure company based on the Erris Peninsula in North West Mayo. Nestled between Blacksod Bay & Broadhaven Bay, we offer a host of different experiences and cater for families and groups of all sizes and ages - Visit website
Unique Ascent - specialise in providing exceptional outdoor adventure holidays, outdoor activities and mountain training courses with a difference. They offer a full range of courses and guided packages along the coast and mountain ranges of Co. Donegal in Ireland's North West - Visit website