Wild Atlantic Way
»This year, journey through the Wild Atlantic Way to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Ireland.
Great holiday ideas
»Discover a wealth of amazing holiday ideas and activites with our list of things to do. Take your family, friends or someone you love on some great adventures.
»Stay in a cosy Irish home away from home and venture out to explore our beautiful scenery.
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»Experience a host of festivals and events taking place around the country this year.
»Start your search for the perfect Irish break now. What's stopping you?
Make 2016 the year that you learn to surf—get started by choosing from one of the many surf schools in Ireland.
Plan your ultimate surfing getaway with the help of our special offers list. Hit the beach and then spend the evening relaxing in comfortable accommodation.
Grab your board and dive into a world of watery wonder along Ireland’s coasts.
Hit the beach, ride the waves and surf the swells to the shore.
Don't forget to enjoy all the top-notch restaurants and pubs 'aprés surf'.
Bundoran in Donegal isn’t known as the surf capital of Ireland for nothing. Wherever you go on the Donegal coast you'll find fantastic surf spots and with 10 Irish Surfing Association schools to choose from, you’ll be hanging ten in no time.
Mayo is rich in great surfing beaches by day, and by night, you can enjoy the craic in the buzzing pubs and restaurants. For a total getaway, head for the windswept beaches, bag a big one, or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding.
Sligo is one of the best known adventure holiday spots in the country, with top-notch surfing to boot. Wherever you go you you'll bag big waves, clean waters and great surfing, not to mention surf schools devoted to getting you up on your feet.
Any surfer worth his or her sea salt will be familiar with the waves of the surfing mecca of Lahinch in Co Clare. Throughout the year the surf schools here are a hive of activity, making it buzzing spot for a surf holiday.
The south west is the great surfing secret of Ireland, just waiting to be uncovered. The diverse coastline of Co Kerry hosts many surf spots from beach to reef point. Gentle beach breaks and world class surf breaks make it perfect for all levels of ability.
Don’t miss Waterford’s gorgeous Copper Coast, fringed with sandy beaches that, in the right conditions, can rival the west for fun. Tramore is the centre of the surfing action around here and it’s perfect for beginner and intermediate alike.
West Cork has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country so grab your board and take advantage at scenic highlights such as Barley Cove, Garrettstown or Castlefreke. Or how about the endless beach at Inchydoney, the perfect place for family lessons?
Just because you’re heading to the east coast doesn’t mean you can’t surf! The county’s most famous beach, Brittas Bay, now has its own surf school, which opens to students right through the autumn and, depending on demand, beyond.