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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hike from Bray to Greystones

Ireland / Bray Promenade Northern Carpark

From Dublin, you can get to Bray via Dart train. Once you arrive in Bray, walk towards the sea along the Bray promenade. Continue along the promenade going south.

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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.

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Explore Strandhill Beach

Ireland / Strandhill Beach

Somewhat off the beaten path, visitors to Strandhill may be surprised to find a bustling surf town, complete with a boardwalk, sand dunes and awe-inspiring sunsets.

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Hike a Part of the Sheep's Head Way near Kilcrohane

Ireland / Kilcrohane Church

The sleepy village of Kilcrohane almost at the tip of the Sheep's Head peninsula in Southwestern Ireland is the  perfect starting point for this little 12k hike through the stunning scenery between t.

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Hike Knocknarea

Ireland / Queen Maeve's Car Park

From the base of the trail, you'll hike up a low-grade, rocky farm road for about a half mile. The trail then transitions to a proper hiking trail, getting steeper as you head toward to the summit.

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Explore the Old Cliff Baths of Enniscrone

Ireland / Enniscrone Cliff Baths

The Old Cliff Baths are located at the northern end of Enniscrone beach in County Sligo. My friends and I walked along the shore from her cottage to view this old abandoned building on the beach.

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