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7 Alternative Father's Day Activities That Will Actually Be Good Craic

By James Fenton

June 14, 2017 at 3:02pm

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With our busy lives and tendency for things to just fall out of our heads, it's easy to forget that this Sunday June 18 is Father's Day. 

Of course, you've nothing planned, have ye? Pups. Anyway, fear not for we've got the perfect selection of ideas to get your aul Da out of the gaff for the afternoon.

We've tried to cater for every papa's tastes but if there is anything in Ireland we've missed for a daddy's day out be sure and let us know! 

1. Flying experiences

There are plenty of options around Ireland for your da to test his wits behind the wheel of an airplane or helicopter. An unforgettable experience awaits. Click here for more

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2. Hot air balloon ride

One for all the family. Everyone has to muck in to get things set up and observing the Irish landscape from the slow pace of a hot air balloon is something you'll all enjoy. Click here for more. 

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3. Track day in Mondello

If you auld lad is a speed junkie this is the perfect way for him to put the pedal to the floor. Something for him to brag to his mates about in the pub on Sunday night. Click here for details.

4. An old-fashioned Sunday drive

You'll find some of Ireland's best here. 

5. Go to the hurling 

Even if he's only a casual observer of GAA, he's sure to love a trip to Thurles to watch Waterford and Cork thump shite out of each other in the Munster championship. Tickets are available here.  

6. Cooking wild 

Meeting at Ticknock in the Dublin Mountains, dad will learn to cook things like Egyptian shakshuka and Nepalese Thukpa while in the great outdoors. More info here.

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7. Barge river cruise

A perfect way to unwind with the auld boy. This is just one example of many similar ideas up and down the country.  

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READ NEXT: 21 Everyday Situations That Are Guaranteed To Infuriate Every Irish Dad


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