So happy to finally bring you an amazing and exceptional list of things that are great for sightseeing in Ireland.
The reason behind it is because when I initially came to Ireland and was looking up ‘things to do in ireland’ the results on google showed the same famous places to go such as the cliffs of moher or a museum.
Here’s a little different route for what else you can do in Ireland. I wanted it to suit everyone – so if you’re a couple or family it would suit you perfectly fine as well!
Some of the costs here and location are shown here, however they are subject to change based on the business or company running some of these.
1. Kayaking – Canoeing
The first thing we really think doesn’t get it’s fullest attention is kayaking or canoeing, there’s a difference between the two but that’s not what we’re here for.
Many Irish know them for being great stag and hen parties, they’re also great for families or groups!
Kayaking.ie offers guided tours in several locations in Dublin:
One is towards Dalkey Island and leaves from Bullock Harbour.
Relaxing option on the Lucan Royal Canal.
http://citykayaking.rezgo.com/ Will let you Kayak deep in the city through the Liffey River of Dublin.
It’s perfect for smaller individuals if you’re just going with a friend or two however groups are also very welcome!
They offer evening kayaking as well for a completely different atmosphere.
2. Irish National Stud – Japanese Gardens
While this may not be a sport activity, it’s perfect for a nice stroll with the beautiful views and legendary horses that reside there.
You can check our Review about it here: http://hatsoffireland.com/irish-national-stud-and-japanese-gardens/
Or view the Go Pro Gallery: http://hatsoffireland.com/irish-national-stud-gardens-special-gopro-gallery/
3. Cycling in Ballinastoe Woods – Mountain Bikes
Beautiful scenery, family friendly and great exercise all at once!
From personal Ballinastoe Woods is in a great location right at Glendalough/Wicklow mountains.
Right outside is parked a caravan of Biking.ie that rent out good and well maintained Mountain Bikes for a fairly cheap price!
They can provide a helmet but you will need to buy or bring your own gloves and water bottle(with water in it!)
4. Fatbike in Wicklow.
A fatbike is an off-road bicycle with over-sized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.6 in (66 mm) or wider, designed for lowground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud
(From Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatbike)
Fatbike Adventures offers trips with their Fatbikes to multiple locations in Wicklow county.
It costs 50€ per person and seems like a great adventure, make sure you visit the website for more information.
You can read more about the Fatbike experience from David Flanagan Here.
5. Torc Waterfall – Killarney
You can get there with the Bus tour or go on a Horse Carriage to get there. I took the bike option – but any choice is great if you’re traveling without a car.
The view is stunning and has a very relaxing atmosphere as you walk upwards, highly recommended.
6. Devils Punch, Mangetron Mountain – Killarney
Devils punch is a 10km in length and averages 3.5 hours to hike up there and has gorgeous views and although we haven’t been there yet, it’s on our list and can’t wait to go there to let you know about the experience ourselves.
7. Hidden Treasures
If you haven’t seen this one yet, It’s Michaela’s recommendation for a few gems in Ireland that deserve a visit, Perhaps a boat ride that involves Dolphins or St. Michan’s Church!
Just make sure you don’t miss her post about the most beautiful Beaches in Ireland
8. Seaweed Baths in Sligo (bonus!)
This is one thing on our list here at Hatsoffireland that we haven’t tried yet. I mean it’s probably the healthiest bath you could take, how can you say no that?
It’s a great opportunity if you’re over-worked, stressed or simply looking to detoxify your skin. It’s also known for speeding up healing process.
VOYA are located in Strandhill – Co. Sligo and it’s definitely worth a visit, they also own products worth purchasing and we pretty much tried their Chamomile Tea and it was so amazing that we decided to buy it!
Why Seaweed baths for sightseeing? because it’s the perfect way to finish your day after so much to explore in Sligo, make sure you visit the latest featured post of 3 days in Sligo to find out what else you can do in Sligo before hitting a relaxing bath!
Where would you recommend to go for sightseeing in Ireland that most people wouldn’t know about? let everyone know in the comments!