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14th Jun 2017

9 Of The Most Exhilarating Irish Adventure Weekends You Need To Book Right Now

James Fenton

Summer is very much here and it never lasts very long so you’re gonna need to start filling up those weekends.

Check out some of our favourite activities from around Ireland which are perfect for group getaways, a unique romantic experience or just an excuse to get away from it all.

These are ideal for experienced adrenaline junkies to complete novice so take your pick:

1. Coasteering in Kerry

A mixture of swimming, rock climbing and diving into the sea from heights which are sure get your nerves jangling and the adrenaline pumping.

Check out more details here.

2. Whale watching in Cork

An increasingly popular activity for families and large groups alike. Catch a glimpse of some of the most fascinating creatures in the big blue sea.

More information and details of how to book can be found here.

3. Sea stack climbing in Donegal

Standing 100m above the ocean and 50m from land can only be described as a truly unique experience.

Scale the heights and escape from it all. Click here for more information.

4. Island hopping at Lough Erne

When you think ‘island hopping’ you generally get a mental image of Mediterranean Greece but why but why bother making all that effort? 

This trip on Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh takes in historical and scenic locations such as Crom Estate, Enniskillen Castle and Devenish Tower. 

Perfect for foodies. Click here to get started. 

5. Rally driving in Monaghan

Never thought you’d get the opportunity to drive a Ferrari or a Porsche? Think again.

Check out Rally School Ireland for more information.

6. Kayaking in Kilkenny

Taking off from Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny, these trips are ideal for adrenaline junkies an people who just want a chilled out trip down the river. 

Check out more details here.

7. Rafting in Dublin

Start at the beautiful Strawberry Beds and flow 8km downriver until you reach the bright lights of the city. Check out for more information. 

8. Take the turf challenge in Galway

A three hour course at Killary Adventure Company will see you crawl through mud, slip down water slides, clamber up trees and trudge through bogs. 

More info here.

9. Stand up paddleboarding in Wicklow

Check out all the nooks and crannies of a cave-filled coastline at Brittas Bay by partaking in one of the most laid-back activities out there. 

Click here for more.

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