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Easter Adventure Guide: Seven Ways To Make The Most Of Your Long Weekend In Ireland

By seank

March 29, 2018 at 1:21pm

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Many of us have four sweet days of freedom to enjoy this weekend — so much time that you have to do something special with it.

It'd be a crying shame if you spent Easter following your same old weekend routine or, even worse, doing nothing at all. This is your chance to get some proper adventures in.

With that in mind, we've assembled yet another list for fun and/or frolics over the coming days. You'll be able to get at least one of these activities in this weekend, but we recommend being a bit more ambitious and doing as many as possible...

On your bike

There's no better way to see Ireland's biggest island than by bicycle.

Take to the Achill Greenway and follow its winding path to stumble upon gorgeous beaches, quaint pubs and remnants from the island's colourful past.

With its friendly locals and slow pace of life, a weekend spent cycling on Achill Island couldn't be more chill.


Roadtrippin'

A drive down Galway's Sky Road is one you're not likely to forget.

Imagine rolling down your windows and welcoming in refreshing sea air while dramatic coastal scenery flies by on the 11km stretch. 

One of the best ways to experience the Wild Atlantic Way.


Step into the Ring

The Ring Of Kerry, that is.

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland, there's plenty of phenomenal sights to see in these parts, such as the Gap Of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall and Derrynane Beach.

The terrain is so vastly different to the rest of Ireland that it feels like another country entirely... which is pretty much what the locals will tell you anyway.


Take a hike, pal

With a nickname like 'Stairway To Heaven', you can be pretty sure that this place is gonna be good.

A wooden boardwalk was constructed to protect bogland from being damaged by hikers attempting to scale Cuilcagh Mountain on the border of Fermanagh and Cavan — the result is one of the most picturesque walking trails on our beautiful little island.

What better way to work off all those Easter eggs than a six-hour stroll someplace that looks like this?


A bridge not too far

You'll need nerves of steel to brave this bridge of rope.

At 20 metres in length and affording breathtaking sea views, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge is just one of those attractions that every Irish person has to visit at some point. 

A little piece of advice for visitors of a nervous disposition: don't look down at the 30-metre drop.


Make a discovery

Once you've experienced Lough Boora Discovery Park, you'll wonder how it was never on your radar before.

This park is brimming with little charming things to do and see, like a sculpture park, a fairy trail for the kids and even a pyramid (though it's slightly younger than those at Giza, having only been constructed in the 2000s).

The Instagram opportunities here are practically endless.

End on a cliffhanger

The Cliffs of Moher have long held the limelight, so make the journey somewhere a lot less known.

Slieve League in Donegal is a less obvious tourist spot, so it's never too busy. At 2,000 ft high, the natural wonder is nearly twice the height of Moher.

But, to be perfectly honest, the view alone should be enough to convince you to check the place out...


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