With plenty of lakes and rivers, plus a beautiful coastline, Ireland is THE place to try out all kinds of water sports.
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
you’ll find Bundoran
in Donegal, also known as Ireland’s surf capital
. Bundoran Surf Co.
offers lessons for anyone, pro or newbie, on some of the island’s best waves. You can enjoy paddle boarding and kitesurfing, too, at Blackfield Surf School
on Achill Island, County Mayo
. For some expert tips, head to Antrim
for a session taught by Irish National Champion and Irish Team Surfer, Martin Kelly, at Portrush Surf School
because you might as well learn from the best!
Sailing courses at the Strangford Lough Yacht Club
in County Down
take you along the peaceful inlands waters of Strangford Lough
. Cobh Harbour
is the world’s second largest natural harbour. So it’s no surprise that sailing has been popular here for hundreds of years. SailCork
keeps this tradition alive with plenty of fun courses to check out.
Just outside Dublin, you can take to the waters and enjoy sailing courses along the coastal town of Dun Laoghaire
and along Dublin Bay. Or if you’re looking for something more leisurely, explore the natural beauty of Dublin’s coast by kayak with Kayaking.ie
based in Dalkey
; a village not too far from the city centre. We recommend the sunset kayaking tour for a particularly wonderful experience!
Grab a canoe to follow the Barrow River between Kilkenny
offers everything from day tours of the river, to 3 day trips with camping experiences for friends and families. Lough Erne
is one of Northern Ireland’s best locations where water-lovers can relish the charming sights from the comfort of a kayak or canoe.
So pack a wetsuit and an adventurous attitude for your next trip to Ireland! What water sport tickles your fancy?