With the possible exception of going on safari, virtually every
sport, pursuit or hobby you could think of is available in Ireland.
extensive coastline of more than 5500 km, plus inland waterways,
provides excellent venues for anything to do with water. Worth
a separate mention are:-
course, game and sea is widely available everywhere. The
Fishing In Ireland web site can give you
information on great fishiing locations throughout Ireland
with updated fishing reports from around the country.
and boating are immensely popular in Ireland,
with well over 100 different clubs and organisations. Full
details of sailing clubs and activities can be obtained from
Sailing Association (Tel: (353) (0)1 2800239)
who are the national governing body for Sailing in IReland.
It promotes high standards and coordinates activities in competitive
and leisure sailing in Ireland
Water Ski adn Wakeboard Federation looks after the interests
of skiers and can be contacted through their web site. Ireland’s
Federation is affiliated to the International Waterski Federation
and is one of the oldest in Europe.
Founded over 40 years ago as the Irish Waterski Association,
it later became the national Federation when the Irish Waterski
Association and the Northern Ireland Waterski Association
combined their activities.
has a long history of the love of equestrian
pursuits. Home to some of the finest studs in the world, Ireland
naturally has a strong horse racing and point-to-point fraternity
with excellent racecourse facilities around the country -
Wherever you are in Ireland you're
never far from a race meeting. With
over 300 race meetings at 27
racecourses, there are countless
racing gems to choose from. Goracing.ie provides a calendar
and details of fixtures on their Website.
is a favourite pastime in Ireland and the expansive scenic
countryside is breathtaking. Bikes can be hired in almost
every town and can also be transported by air, bus and rail
around the country if your pedal power needs refreshing !
Tourist offices have details of organised cycle tours and
more information can be obtained from Cycling Ireland.
is an ever popular pursuit and there are numerous walks well
signposted throughout Ireland. These vary in length and ease
and something can be found for all ages and levels of fitness,
from a gentle stroll in the country to the 900 km Ulster Way
walk. Of course you dont have to do the whole 900 km.
The tourist board, Bord Failte, publish a booklet "Walking
Ireland" and also have free information and maps on walks
throughout the Republic.
enthusiast, Equestrian Holidays Ireland provide an extensive
list of horse riding holidays and equestrian centres Ireland
wide. Facilities include the hire of riding equipment, horse
and accommodation if required. Trekking across the beautiful
countryside in Ireland on horseback can be a truly memorable
the briefest look at activities in Ireland would be complete
without a mention of golf.
There are over 370 golf courses in Ireland varying from the
humble to the magnificent. Visitors are generally welcome,The
Golfing Union of Ireland (Tel: 01 5054000
) will be pleased to give information to visitors, as will
any Bord Failte or Northern Ireland Tourist Board offices.
Many holiday companies offer a range of golfing holidays.
The standard of courses in Ireland is amongst the highest
in the world.