When you dream of an Irish vacation, your mind probably conjures up images of stone castles, ancient archaeological sites, and breathtaking scenery.
You may not think of Ireland as a premier destination for outdoor water activities, but being an island dotted with magnificent lakes and rivers, Ireland is the perfect destination for water enthusiasts.
So for anyone planning a trip to Ireland, who loves the great outdoors and water sports, then today’s post is for you.
Ireland’s Beaches and Wild Atlantic Way
Surrounded by the Atlantic ocean and the Irish Sea, many of Ireland’s beaches are renowned for surfing adventures. Now you may need to don a wet suit to safely enjoy the power of the Irish waves, but the west coast of Ireland is a surfer’s paradise.
From kayaking to wake boarding, angling to wind surfing, sailing to jet skiing Ireland’s got you covered.
Water Activities in Ireland
Here’s a wonderful infographic from the good folks at the Athlone Sheraton Hotel, illustrating some excellent and lesser known water activities around Ireland.
I think kayaking on the Liffey sounds like lots of fun.
Hope you enjoyed this little introduction to Ireland’s water sports and some lesser known outdoor activities. Next time I’m in Skibbereen I’d love to take a night kayaking trip on Lough Hyne.
Happy travels in Ireland.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
Here are some other counties featured in this series which you may like to check out ….