Up For an Adventure? Explore Best Outdoor Activities and Extreme Sports in the Emerald Island
Posted by: 4realAdmin on February 25th, 2014
Ireland is the land of a thousand welcomes, and the land of a thousand things to do too. If you are looking for an adventure holiday, well you have come to the right place. With its rugged terrain, and coastline, there is plenty of adventure to be had. The weather can often be an issue in the Emerald Isle, so make sure you are ready to embrace the elements. Are you ready?
Golf in Ireland
If golf is your thing, then Ireland is the destination for you. Ireland boasts 352 18 hole golf courses, not to mention that it has more Irish golf courses and links than any other country in the world. Some of the world’s most successful golfers have recently emerged from Ireland, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington. Ireland has been the favorite golf destination for visitors for some time now, attracting thousands of visitors annually, both beginners and professionals. Some of the finest courses and clubs in Ireland include The Ring of Kerry Golf Club, Dromoland Golf Club, Doonbeg and Killarney Golf Courses to name just some of our favourites.
Are you up for a challenge to climb Ireland’s highest mountain? Carrauntoohil majestically situated in the beautiful County Kerry soars high above the tranquil countryside, surrounding forests, parkland and lakes. Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest peak is 1,038 meters high and proves a great climb for anybody up to the challenge. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Range, neighboured by Beenkeragh at 1,010 meters and Caher at 1,001 meters. There are local mountaineers who can guide you up the reek safely. Once you reach the top you will see the 16ft metal cross that sits on top of the mountain. From here, you will see Kerry like never before, so take it all in and enjoy the breathtaking view.
If you want a really extreme adventure, then why not participate in Skydive Ireland. Skydive Ireland is a company that organises skydives across the country. You can choose to do a Tandem Skydive, a Solo Dive or even raise a few quid to do a skydive for your favorite charity. If you chose the tandem skydive, you are securely attached to an experienced and qualified instructor, and you free-fall from 10,000ft at 200 km/h, it takes about 35 seconds. If you want to become a solo sky diver this will take some training with some highly qualified skydiving instructors. Are you up for it?
That is just a quick little glimpse of some of the best adventures to take on when you are in Ireland. There is much more and be ready to experience it if you decide to stay for a longer time in the island. Do some research before you plan your trip, you might find yourself a great golf vacation package, or adventure holiday deal. Get ready for adventure!