Whether you are travelling along the coast or exploring the inland counties of Ireland, you’ll have plenty to choose from if you’re looking for an activity break in Ireland. Get your adventure on as you drive your favourite Irish road trips.
Here’s just some of the best activity breaks waiting for you as you explore Ireland.
List of Locations
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Walk the picturesque cliffs at Kilkee and marvel at the spectacular natural landscape.
Dolphin Watching at Loop Head
As the River Shannon meets the Atlantic at Carrigaholt, Europe's largest group of bottlenose dolphins await your visit.
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
Discover the history and geological significance behind one of Ireland's most visited tourist attractions.
Doolin Cliff Walk
Explore the stunning cliffs of Clare's coastline with the Doolin Cliff Walk.
Discover the Great Stalactite as you marvel at Doolin Cave.
With 550 acres just waiting to be explored, hit the trails at the stunning Blessingbourne Estate in Fivemiletown.
Set foot on Ireland's largest island and drive the 40km Atlantic Drive, taking in some of the finest scenery in Ireland as you go.
Scale Connacht's second highest peak as you explore 'Wild Nephin'.
From the unspoiled beauty of Carlingford Lough to the vibrant streets and nightlife, Carlingford is a town just waiting to be explored.
Cavan Burren Park
Take a journey back to Neolithic times at the spectacular Cavan Burren Park.
Explore the wonderful ancient monastic site of Glendalough.
A romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins.
The Giants Causeway
One of Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attractions The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
Rathlin Island is an island and civil parish off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.
Slieve League Cliffs
At almost 2000ft above the Atlantic Ocean, prepare to be amazed at the jaw-dropping cliffs of Slieve League.
Mount Errigal, Donegal
Scale Donegal's highest peak and marvel at the spectacular panoramic views that await you.
Marvel at one of Ireland's top surfing destinations
Old Bushmills Distillery
Take a tour of Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery
The Dark Hedges
Visit The Dark Hedges one of the most photographed locations in Northern Ireland.
The Glens of Antrim
The Glens of Antrim, known locally as The Glens, is a region of County Antrim comprising nine glens, reaching from Antrim to the coast.
Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden
Take a walk around Glenarm Castle and its very own Walled Garden.
Take the family to enjoy a day at the Belfast Zoo.
Visit the Ulster Museum covering new and old Irish History as well as Fine and Applied art.
Titanic Visitor Centre
Take in the full Titanic experience, explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic.
The Irish National Famine Museum
Learn more of what is regarded as the biggest social disaster in Europe the Great Irish Famine.
Arigna Mining Experience
See how coal was extracted from the mine in County Roscommon Ireland.
Located just outside Enniskillen in the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain.
Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
Host to one of the finest show caves in Europe.
Ulster American Folk Park
Hear first hand the story of Irish emigration.
A complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns.
Wellbrook Beetling Mill
The last working water-powered mill of its kind.
One of the finest Norman Castles in Northern Ireland.
Walk the Bogie line to the quarry like the men of Mourne and Newcastle did many times before.
Silent Valley Reservoir
Located in the Mourne Mountains outside of Kilkeel is Silent Valley Reservoir.
With views over Newry and Mourne the climb to the top of Slieve Martin to the Cloughmore Stone is well worth it.
Explore the Mourne Mountains
Spend the day walking in the Mourne Mountains with the highest mountain in Northern Ireland Slieve Donard included in its range.
County Down Railway
Learn more about the rich heritage of County Down brought to life in fascinating exhibitions in the museum.
Visit Castleward a beautiful area with lovely walking paths alongside Strangford Lough.
Let the children play in the Pickie Fun Park while you watch the boats come into the Marina.
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Take time out from the St Patrick's Trail and enjoy a walk in the open air of Crawfordsburn Country Park.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, this outdoor museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster.
The undulating maritime landscape of North Down has been watched over for more than a century by the Londonderry Monument, commonly known as Scrabo Tower.
Gosford Forest Park
Take a walk through Gosford Forest Park a perfect day out for the whole family.
Armagh Planetarium offers visitors a unique experience which is quite simply ‘out of this world’, learn more about interplanetary activity with a visit here.
Navan Centre and Fort
Explore one of Northern Ireland's most important archaeological sites where both myth and relaity meet.
Surfing in Bundoran
The surf capital of Ireland, once you've surfed at Bundoran, you'll want to keep coming back.
Cycle through Ireland and you will be rewarded with incredible views of vast and varied landscapes.