Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you can’t still get out there and experience the countryside at it’s best. Before you hibernate until spring time or book your flights to the winter sun check out our picks for autumn activities in Ireland – whatever your idea of adventure!
Delpi Mountain Resort is a good place to try a huge range of the outdoor activities that Ireland has to offer but we particularly recommend the sea kayaking. Exploring Ireland’s only fjord for seals, dolphins and other wildlife is an experience not to be missed.
Surrounded by rugged landscape and miles of sandy beaches, Woods Hotel in Westport is the perfect destination to come and enjoy horse riding. Treks range from beach riding, splashing through the shallows of the Atlantic ocean, to the natural foothills of Croagh Patrick and woodland tracks. Fully qualified instructors are on hand.
If you’ve always wanted to take a look under the sea, Baltimore Diving Centre in West Cork is the place to start. They come highly recommended by both first timers and more experienced divers and also offer self catering accommodation. Check out the dive footage on their web site to see what you’ve been missing.
Ireland has become famous across the world for our excellent surf over the last couple of decades. Lahinch is considered by many to be the spiritual home of Irish surfing and we think it’s the best place to take to the waves whether you’re just a beginner or looking for a weekend destination for a more experienced group.
Off Road Driving
If you live in a city and spend a lot of time in traffic this might be just the weekend away you need. Test your nerves and reflexes in an Extreme.ie 4×4 over a range of off road terrain. This one gets the adrenaline pumping in even the most seasoned of adventurers. Beautiful surroundings to enjoy when you switch the ignition off too. You can book at your session at The BrookLodge Hotel, Macreddin Woods, Co. Wicklow or Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Kite surfing is now the fastest growing water sport in Ireland and with speeds faster than wind surfing it is possibly one for the more adventurous. If you’re going to try it anywhere though we would recommend Pure Magic in Achill. Situated at the foot of Slievemore Mountain and overlooking Keel Lake enjoy the scenery and take to the sea with fully qualified instructors.