If you’re looking for a place to have an adventure filled holiday, the Emerald Isle of Ireland offers just that and so much more. In this post, we’re detailing some of the best locations in Ireland to seek adventure, and to enjoy an active holiday getaway the whole family will love.
Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and attracts a range of people throughout the year, and for many reasons. One being the fantastic activities that is has to offer. Staying within Cork city centre is great, but if you’re hoping to get active, it’s best to venture out a little further.
A short distance from the city centre, you can conquer a 500 foot zipline, take on some of Ireland’s biggest waves, and even kayak along Cork’s peaceful River Lee. Ballyhass Lakes even offers an inflatable water course, a relatively new addition to the area and perfect for the whole family. It has been an inevitable hit with holiday makers since it first opened.
If you’re travelling with kids and hope to keep them entertained, there is a number of indoor trampoline parks which will surely tire them out for a good night’s sleep. You may also opt for taking them to Monkey Maze Activity Centre, the largest indoor activity centre and party venue for kids in Cork. Or, you could enjoy a family day out at Fota Wildlife Park.
Galway, situated in the west of Ireland, has an abundance of things to offer adventurous visitors. If you’re brave enough to jump off cliffs and dive into the sea, or perhaps even explore tight saves or to coasteer your way through the unknown, then Galway is the place for you. If you’re after something a little less challenging, you could opt for walking or cycling tours of the city or the countryside. And, for those with a love for animals, you could spend the day riding horses along the sandy beaches, or you could hope on a sea safari tour. Both of suitable for both adults and children alike, and are hugely popular among visiting families.
Kerry, situated in the south-west of Ireland, is home to a number of rather small but charming towns, all of which host a multitude of activities for visitors to enjoy. For those hoping to get their adrenaline pumping, there are activities such as mountain climbing, scuba diving, windsurfing and coasteering the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Again, if you’re after something less strenuous, you could always visit some of Ireland best golf courses located in Kerry. There are also some great fishing spots where you can enjoy the activity to your leisure.
Located just south of Dublin on the East Coast of the Island, Wicklow is a popular hub for holiday-goers and action seekers throughout Ireland and further afield. Not only does it boast a fantastic coastline with warm waters and big waves perfect for surfing, there are also the Wicklow Mountains and National Park to explore. If you are travelling in a group with children or perhaps on a hen or stag do then you should definitely check out Kippure adventure park. Here you can find the perfect activities to suit any group from ziplining to clay shooting and geocaching to kayaking. Wicklow really is a must on the to-do list of any action seeker visiting Ireland.
Written by Stuart Cooke, blog writer at UniBaggage.com, door to door luggage delivery specialists.