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Six Quiet Activities To Do In Ireland That Really Let You Think

By seank

August 23, 2018 at 2:58pm

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Is there a moment in your week that you dedicate entirely to having some peace and quiet?

The world today is a noisy place and we're constantly connected to it, overloading our brains with information.

Sometimes you just need to make a conscious effort to unplug and reclaim some mental space for yourself.

Since Cadbury Twirl is bringing its Take Ten With Twirl pop-up on tour around Ireland this August — which invites members of the public to come chill out on a bean bag, place their phone in a signal-blocking pouch and write their thoughts in a notebook while enjoying a hot drink with a Cadbury Twirl — we've teamed up with them to help you find some quiet activities that will give you some time to simply think...

Feeding the swans at the Lough in Ballyphehane, Cork

Is there anything more peaceful than feeding animals? Come to this spot with some food for the swans, grab yourself one of the many seats by the water and while away an afternoon blissfully feeding these majestic birds.

Feeding Swans

Walk The Cuilcagh Way in Fermanagh

Dubbed "The Stairway To Heaven" and set in tranquil countryside, this 7.4km mountain trail is made up of gravel track, exposed mountain path and boardwalk, with the total ascent being 550m.


Take a ride on the Great Western Greenway Cycle, Mayo

It's no mystery why this route is one of the most popular in the country. Strap yourself in for a 42km ride across flat terrain, where the only thing you have to worry about is the path right in front of you.


Explore Dunmore Cave in Kilkenny

Descend into the Earth's quiet chambers, which formed over millions of years, and enjoy truly spectacular sights, such as some of the finest examples of calcite formations in the country.


Do a yoga retreat

The aim of this experience is to take a break from the stresses of your daily life to slow down and restore yourself through yoga — whatever your level may be.

Yoga Sea Matthew Kane 94147 Unsplash

Sensory deprivation chamber

It literally doesn't get any quieter than this. Climb into this chamber and lie suspended in water so salty you float effortlessly while all external noises are all blocked out. For a whole hour of absolute disconnection from all forms of external stimulation, this is what you need.

Sensory Deprivation Isolation Tank

If you're looking for a break from your everyday life, you should also check out the Take Ten With Twirl pop-up at Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork on Saturday August 4, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin on August 18 or Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway on August 25.

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