Kildare & Wicklow
»For a drive with a difference, check out the luscious landscapes of Kildare and Wicklow on the Grand Tour Touring Routes.
Spa & wellness
»Ireland’s most tranquil and secluded spots are home to some of the finest spas in the world. Why not try them out?
Irish Home B&Bs
»Choose from remote farmhouses, seaside bungalows and cottages, city townhouses and historic estates. Each Irish Home B&B is Quality Assured by Fáilte Ireland.
Explore what's on
»Ireland is filled to bursting point with amazing festivals and events. Let this year be the year that you see that amazing performance, run up that mountain or learn something new. Go on - catch some festival fever!
Explore special offers
»Great value quality breaks await you in Ireland. Find the one just right for you - there's something for everyone. The fun starts here.
»Start your search for the perfect Irish break now. What's stopping you?
Whether you like to have fun on, in or under the water, Ireland is the perfect playground for you. Those who thrive on high-energy fun will love surfing, waterskiing and white-water rafting. If you’re into more mellow watery pursuits, snorkelling or dolphin watching might be more your cup of tea. And if you’re one of those people that just has to dive right in, plumbing the depths with a scuba tank on your back might be perfect for you. There are loads more options too. All you have to do is make up your mind and go make a splash!
Whether it’s lazy river excursions in Canadian canoes, voyaging on the big blue in a sea kayak, or bouncing down a white-water river, Ireland has options galore if you get your kicks travelling by paddle power. You’ll need an instructor to get started – but even learning is great fun.
Ireland’s sheltered bays, lakes and waterways are havens of calm. These might not seem like destinations for an adrenalin high but the flat-water environs of the coast, the Shannon and our lakes are perfect for trying the high-octane sports of waterskiing and wakeboarding.
Ireland is one of the best places in Europe to go whale and dolphin watching. A total of 24 species have been sighted in our waters, including minke, fin and humpback whales, as well as Risso’s and bottlenose dolphins. On rare occasions white beaked dolphins, and even pilot and killer whales, also make appearances.
SailingFeel the Wind in Your Hair
Coasteering and CavingFor the Bold and the Brave
Ireland is a diving and snorkelling paradise boasting great visibility, numerous mysterious wrecks and nutrient-rich water teeming with sea life. Lots of dive schools provide access to the myriad of sites and many offer inexpensive introductory ‘try dives’ to get you started.
Dotted with lakes, and criss-crossed by weaving rivers and historic canals, this country is a watery paradise for those looking to go with the flow on a cruising holiday. Take your pick from shiny modern cruisers or cosy old-world barges as you experience life in the slow lane for a change.
Kitesurfing combines the glide of surfing, the speed of wind surfing, the all-over work-out of stand up paddle boarding and more adrenalin-pumping excitement than all three! From the suburban beaches of capital city, Dublin, to the wave riding shores of the west coast, Ireland is your kitesurfing playground.
WindsurfingHave fun on the High Seas
White Water ActivitiesMore Unusual Watery Adventures