10 most uncommon adventures in Eire – from bathroom challenges to axe-throwing

In search of extra days out with a distinction? Listed here are10 extraordinary experiences to tempt you off the sofa this summer time…

1. Throw an axe


“When you hear the primary thunk, you are hooked,” they are saying. Axe-throwing is a brand new (and supervised, thank God) exercise at Kilkenny’s Castlecomer Discovery Park and Ballyhass Lakes in Ballyhoura. From €10pp; discoverypark.ie; ballyhass.ie.

2. Trip a fats bike

Fats Biking on Bray Head. Photograph: fatbikeadventures.ie


Sure, it is a factor. Fats Bikes have monster tyres suited to comfortable terrain like sand, bathroom and snow… they usually’re enjoyable. Fats Bike Adventures does outings from Dublin to breathtaking areas together with Bray Head (above). They do each common and electrical fats bikes. From €65pp; fatbikeadventures.ie.

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three. Go on a Gruffalo path

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The Gruffalo Path at Colin Glen Park, Belfast (colinglen.org)

Received a toddler? Belfast’s Colin Glen Forest Park is dwelling to a sculpture path based mostly on Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson’s books. The stroll takes simply 20 minutes. Free; colinglen.org.

Extra: 5 fab toddler days out in Eire – from Gruffalo trails to chill citadel gardens

four. Strive coasteering

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Wild Atlantic Approach


Squeeze on a wetsuit. Scramble up rocks. Leap. Swim. Squeal. Shout. It is makey-uppy insanity of the very best order. Clare Island Adventures and Kerry’s Mór Energetic are simply two operators doing it. From €50pp; clareislandadventures.ie; moractivetours.com.

5. Take a turf problem

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Taking teh turf problem at Killary Journey Centre


Killary Journey Firm has an impediment course “like no different” within the Connemara bathroom. You may also get down and soiled at close by Delphi Journey Centre’s bathroom impediment course. From €49pp; killaryadventure.com; delphiadventureresort.com.

Extra: Bathroom Normal: A bog-snorkelling journey in Monaghan

6. A stargazing safari

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Star trails above the boardwalk at Ballycroy Nationwide Park, Co Mayo

Enterprise into Mayo’s Darkish Sky Park, with a laser-pointer tour of the night time skies, an introduction to nocturnal wildlife and sizzling chocolate with a storytelling seanchaí. From €35pp; terrafirmaireland.com.

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7. Sleep in a ringfort


Ringfort stayovers on the Irish Nationwide Heritage Park, Wexford


Properly, a duplicate ringfort. Wexford’s Irish Nationwide Heritage Park provides stayovers in a thatched constructing inside the oak-walled fort. There’s an open hearth and interval costumes, too. From €400 for six to eight folks; irishheritage.ie.

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eight. Be part of a rewilding hike


Ben Bulben, Co. Sligo. Photograph: Tourism Eire

Need to get utterly off-grid? Return to fundamentals with a hike and in a single day tenting journey in Sligo and Leitrim. Catch fish, mild a fireplace and ditch these rattling gadgets. From €100pp; northwestadventuretours.ie.

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9. Paddle by moonlight

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Kayaking on the Wild Atlantic Approach


See the celebs above, and bioluminescent plankton under… nature and weather-permitting, in fact. West Cork’s Atlantic Sea Kayaking is the unique night time owl. From €55pp; atlanticseakayaking.com.

Extra: Starlight spectacular: Night time kayaking on West Cork’s secret marine lake

10. Trip Eire’s solely cable automobile


The Dursey Island cable automobile takes simply eight minutes to move you over the Wild Atlantic Approach, however you will bear in mind the trip (and the island walks) for a lifetime. €10; durseyisland.ie.

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