The Most Adventurous Places to Explore in Ireland

Being adventurous is exciting, especially in travel. Engaging in an adrenaline-pumping activity takes away the inner fear you are holding for long. If you’re looking for adventure places in Ireland, then you’re in the right place.

 

The serene and breathtaking landscapes of mountains in Co Kerry to lakes in Co Clare there is an adventure in Ireland that will give you a rush and challenge your body. And the kids will love the challenge too.

 

Adventure Places in Ireland

 

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Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny

 

Located in the heart of Co. Kilkenny in the South East, Castlecomer Discovery Park is spread over 80- acre forest park and is ideal to spend time with the family.

 

The park has some thrilling activities including-Zipline and High Ropes Course to Tree Top Adventure Walk, orienteering trails, etc. If you are tired, then head to Jarrow Cafe to freshen up and get into the action again.

 

Clara Lara, Co. Wicklow

 

Just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Clara Lara is an amazing place for kids to enjoy adventure activities. Children here can have fun and paddle in an amphicat canoe, brave the aqua-shuttle water slide and test their skills in the obstacle courses.

 

There are also mini go-karts, mini-golf, and other areas to enjoy the time.

 

Tayto Park, Co. Meath

 

This is both a theme park and a zoo. It is also a famous Irish Crisps Tayto. If you want to get into the adventure activity, the Air Race is the right activity to get into. You can even try out Cú Chulainn Coaster, Ireland’s first roller coaster.

 

Take a stroll at the zoo where you will find animals like-Amur Tiger, the Squirrel Monkey to the impressive American Bison, etc.

 

Basecamp Action Adventure Park, Co. Limerick

 

If you want to challenge yourself, then head to this park for fun and adventure. There is Splatball, Forest 3D archery, Bushcraft and Survival to engage in different activities. Children from 8 years can take part in these adventurous activities.

 

Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon

 

This forest park is one of the best adventure places in Ireland. Check out the Boda Borg, a Swedish concept that is a 47-room challenge in which you use teamwork, skills, and brainpower to navigate.

 

You can even explore the park to know its history and other important things. One of the key attractions is the 300m long Tree Canopy Walk. It gives a bird’s eye view of the park.

 

Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventure land, Co. Dublin

 

Best for kids around 12-years-old, there are multiple attractions like secret slides, zip lines and 40-foot towers. There is also a Raging River with two waterslides that have twists and turns to make for an even more exciting adventure.

 

Children can also enjoy trampolines, climbing frames and wobbly bridges.

 

These adventure places in Ireland are sure to get your blood flowing, your heart racing and your adrenaline soaring. And, they are the perfect addition to your travel story.


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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