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Outdoor Experiences in Ireland

Posted on: Mon, 08 March, 2021

In the past year, we’ve learned to appreciate the great outdoors more and all that it has to offer in Ireland.

 

Whether you prefer picturesque walking trails, challenging cycle routes or unique outdoor adventures, you’ll find something exciting in every corner of the country.

 

This week’s #GoAnywhere blog is a guide to some fantastic outdoor experiences that you can take part in around Ireland. We’ve also included nearby hotels where you can redeem your Go Anywhere Gift Card to relax and unwind after a day of adventuring.

 


 

County Kilkenny - Castlecomer Discovery Park

Test your head for heights on the Tree Top Adventure Walk and zipline at Castlecomer Discovery Park! If you prefer activities that aren’t 10 metres above the ground, the park has everything from archery and axe throwing to canoeing and team challenges.

 

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Hotel nearby: Langton House Hotel

Langton House Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the centre of Kilkenny, just a 20-minute drive from Castlecomer Discovery Park.


 

County Roscommon - Shannon River Adventure

Have an exhilarating day out on the waters of the River Shannon with Shannon River Adventure. Try kayaking and the mudslide on the water, or have a go at the climbing wall.

 

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Hotel nearby: Abbey Hotel, Conference & Leisure Centre

Abbey Hotel, Conference & Leisure Centre is an 18th century, 4-star hotel with ruins of a 12th-century abbey on-site and a 30-minute drive from Shannon River Adventure.

 


 

County Wexford - Quadventure

Get your motor running and hop on a quad bike at Quadventure. Take a thrilling ride through the tracks in the Wexford countryside. The muddier it is, the more fun you’ll have!

 

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Hotel nearby: Brandon House Hotel & Solas Croí Spa

The 4-star Brandon House Hotel & Solas Croí Spa is located in the historic town of New Ross, 20 minutes from Quadventure.

 


 

County Donegal - Wild Alpaca Way

What better activity is there to take part in along the Wild Atlantic Way than a trip to Wild Alpaca Way? Bring your fluffy alpaca pal for a trek and take in the stunning views of Malin Head, the most northerly point of the country!

 

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Hotel nearby: Ballyliffin TownHouse Hotel

Ballyliffin TownHouse Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel in Ballyliffin, a village just 25 minutes from the Wild Alpaca Way experience.

 


 

County Leitrim - Lough Allen Adventure

On the banks of Lough Allen and surrounded by Sliabh an Iarainn, this adventure centre hosts a number of exciting activities against a beautiful backdrop. Hit the water with kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and powerboating on the lake, or challenge yourself with a guided hill walk.

 

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Hotel nearby: The Landmark Hotel

The Landmark Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon which is a 20-minute drive from Lough Allen Adventure.

 


 

County Waterford - The Waterford Greenway

Cyclists - beginners and experts alike - must all pay a visit to the Waterford Greenway, a 46km route that stretches from Waterford city to Dungarvan. There’s no shortage of scenic views along the way as you cycle past the Comeragh Mountains and out along the Copper Coast.

 

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Hotel nearby: Granville Hotel

The 4-star Granville Hotel is situated along the quays in Waterford City - a convenient 5-minute cycle from the start of the Waterford Greenway.

 


 

County Dublin - Dublin Zoo

Situated in Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is the perfect day out for all of the family! Stretching across 28 hectares, you will spot primates, tigers, lemurs, giraffes and much more as you wander through the zoo. Learn all about these incredible animals and the zoo’s conservation efforts.

 

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Hotel nearby: Hilton Hotel Kilmainham

Hilton Hotel Kilmainham is a 4-star hotel on the edge of Dublin City Centre and is within a 20-minute walk of Dublin Zoo.

 


 

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