The Irish countryside is a combination of rugged coastline, rolling hills and green fields, all with a magical appeal. Ireland offers many opportunities for walking and cycling that can be enjoyed by anyone at any fitness level. From long reflective strolls along the sandy beaches of Sligo to strenuous cycling routes across the mountains of Kerry.
You are never far from the sea in Ireland. Surfing, kayaking and boating are popular activities available to the visitor. One popular activity is to hire a boat and cruise along Irelands largest river "The Shannon". The Irish Boat Rental Association can give good advice on Ireland's waterways and offers cruise itineraries and a list of its members.
A vast variety of quality fishing has earned Ireland a reputation as one of the finest fishing holiday destinations in Europe. The Central Fisheries Board have some good pointers on fishing in Ireland.
Famous for its horse breeding industry Ireland has much to offer the horse enthusiast from challenging riding trails to a day out at the famous national hunt race meetings. Horseridingvacations.com organise holidays for individuals and groups from outside Ireland. Or why not visit the Annaharvey Farm in Tullamore for an idyllic riding holiday which also offers Arts and Crafts classes and delicious homemade farm foods.
Take some time out and learn more about the Irish Culture and Heritage such as our ancient monasteries and castles. Those looking for a unique souvinir might enjoy visiting a local crafts or antiques fair. You could even take in some traditional Irish music in session at the local pub.
Ireland has a wide range of restaurants catering for all tastes. Find A Restaurant.ie will help you find one that suits your taste and budget.
Ireland plays host to many festivals and events catering for a wide spectrum of interests and tastes. Our most famous festival is St Patricks Day which is held on the 17th March every year. Alternatively, if your more interested in music you will find no shortage of events to attend such as Monaghans Blues Festival.