The Best Outdoor Activities in Ireland
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Walk Along the Cliffs of Moher
Ireland / Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The best way to do this, or the easiest, would be by booking a tour. There is no bus that goes out to here, so you would have to rent a car otherwise.
Hike the Coastal Path from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher
Ireland / Doolin, Ireland
This walk is part of the 18km (11 mi) Coastal Path connecting the villages of Doolin and Liscanoor, and enables you to enjoy the coastal cliffs of County Clare without the crowds that the Cliffs of M.
Hike the Spinc and Glenealo Valley Trail in Glendalough
Ireland / Glendalough Valley
Glendalough is located in Wicklow Mountains National Park and is just over an hour's drive from Dublin, making it the perfect day trip from Ireland's capital city.
Explore Powerscourt Waterfall
Ireland / Powerscourt Waterfall
The Powerscourt Waterfall grounds are beautiful; picture an incredibly green wooded area with a towering waterfall cascading down a rock wall and then flowing into a gentle creek running through a fo.
Hike the Cliff Path Loop
Ireland / Howth Cliff Path Loop
Starting from the Dart train station in town, follow the green arrows along the promenade that lines the harbour.
Hike Sugarloaf Hill
Ireland / Bay Lough Parking Area
Though only 0.75 mi (1.2 km) to the summit, this hike gains over 1100 feet (340m) on the ascent to the top of Sugarloaf Hill of the Knockmealdown Mountains.
Hike the Mullaghmore Loop
Ireland / Mullaghmore Loop Trailhead
This trail in Burren National Park traverses the limestone pavement typical of the Burren and summits Mullaghmore Mountain with a beautiful view of the unique geology of the area.
Explore Slieve League
Ireland / Slieve League
Slieve League (also: Sliabh Liag) is a mountain located in County Donegal on the Atlantic coast. Towering at an impressive 1,972 feet (609m), Slieve League is home to the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
Hike Diamond Hill, Connemara NP
Ireland / Diamond Hill Car Park
An easy yet beautiful hike to the top of Connemara valley. It will take you about 3h to do the loop.
Hike to St. Kevin's Monastic Site
Ireland / Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
Park at the Upper Lake car park. The parking fee is 4 Euro. Start at the trailhead and follow the Green Road Walk.
Take a Dive at the Forty Foot
Ireland / The Forty Foot
Back in the day, the Forty Foot used to be a nude bathing place for men only. Over time, it became a popular place to swim and cliff jump.
Bike around Inis Mór
Ireland / Kinlay Hostel
To book a ticket to Inis Mór, I suggest going online to http://www.aranislandferries.c... This way you will know for sure that you have a spot, and won't have to wait in line.
Drive the Ring of Kerry
Ireland / Ring of Kerry
Most people drive the Ring of Kerry as a day trip from the town of Killarney, and it is best done in a clockwise direction to go the opposite way of tour buses.
Walk to The Meeting of the Waters and Old Weir Bridge in Killarney National Park
Ireland / Dinis Car Park
From the Dinis car park just off N-71, follow the flat Muckross Lake Loop trail towards Dinis Cottage.
Hike the Torc Waterfall Loop
Ireland / Torc Waterfall
Starting at the Torc Waterfall parking lot off of the N71 road, follow the trail to the waterfall, which is only about a 4-5 minute walk from the road.