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Ride the wild countryside on a four legged friend Learn to trot, canter and gallop through the fields, beaches and woods.

Every corner of the country boasts top quality equestrian centres catering to all levels of learner.


Find equestrian centres
We all love holiday eating. Why not cooking too? New cooking schools are springing up all over the country, to join older establishments in offering tasty and rewarding courses in all aspects of cookery, baking and food appreciation.

For a holiday with a difference, try a cookery school.


Find a cookery school
Surfing is a fun and healthy way to learn a skill We are lucky in Ireland to have dotted along our 3,500 mile coastline, some of the best surf beaches in the world.

These surf schools cater for everyone, from beginner to advanced level.


Learn to surf in Ireland
Yachts at anchor at sunrise in Kilmore Quay

If you are a landlubber with a yearning to sail the ocean waves, sign up to a sailing course. Sailing Ireland in Co Wexford offers an introductory day course to sailing exploring the Saltee Islands. The day includes lunch and wildlife-spotting. Special offers for families.

Find out more about Sailing Ireland
Group of Irish learners in the Kerry gaeltacht

Many of us regret not paying more attention to Irish class in school. But its never too late! Brush up in your Gaelige while immersing yourself Kerry’s beautiful gaeltacht. Ballyferriter is home to the Oidreacht Corche Dhuibhne and various courses on language, heritage walks, food tasting.

Find out more about Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Old framed photos featuring a woman holding a baby

Track your Irish ancestors to their home villages and find where they were christened, married, and buried. The Brú Ború Heritage Centre in Cashel, which offers a full genealogical service with searchable civil and church records.

Find out more about the Brú Ború Centre
Kites flying high above Dollymount Strand in Dubli

Pure Magic, located on Dollymount Strand in Dublin, is one of Ireland’s first kite surfing schools. Lessons are offered for the complete beginner, the advanced surfer, as well as groups. At the end of a day on the water, your efforts will be rewarded with a welcome barbecue.

Find out more about Pure Magic Kitesurfing



Bodhrán Players National Craft Gallery.  Courtesy of the CCoI Carrying the currach ashore on the Blasket Islands Display of Irish candles, courtesy of the CCoI. Bodhrán Players
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