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Ireland

The island state in Western Europe offers a huge selection of activities, attractions and natural sites for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and artists. The Kerry Way in the southwest of Ireland offers unique natural spectacles, surfers are drawn to the Irish coastal towns, golfers find demanding courses in the north of the country and Dublin and Galway celebrate the Irish culture. Add the warm-hearted spirit of the country to your next active breaks and find the perfect mix of adventures in Ireland.
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Agricultural variety on the greenest island of Europe

Ireland’s agricultural variety is what makes the island in Western Europe so special. The nature parks and the lakes especially characterize the landscape. The East Coast and the Midlands are said to be the heart of the country. The capital, Dublin, is located there – it is the most densely populated city in the country. The South West of the island convinces with breath-taking views, best discovered on the Ring of Kerry. West and Northwest Ireland are still an insider tip when it comes to tourism. Galway, the mountains and beaches are nevertheless worth a visit.
Scenic Route · Southwest Ireland
Ring of Kerry
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 170.5 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 1,024 m
Descent 1,040 m

It is said to be Irland’s most famous road, combining breathtaking viewpoints with a wide-ranging cultural offer: the Ring of Kerry.

from Wolfgang Paulus,   Outdooractive Editors

Walking in the South West of Ireland: following the Kerry Way

On the southwest coast of Ireland, it runs through dark forests, rugged plateaus, idyllic lakes and white beach passages. The long-distance hike (214 km) runs through the entire Iveragh Peninsula and is, therefore, the longest walking route in Ireland.

Walkers, nature lovers and photographers are equally drawn to the former Irish trade route to experience the Lakes of Killarney, the McGillycuddy Reeks or the Derrynane National Park at close quarters. Usually, it takes nine days covering the whole route. Most tourists start in Killarney, which also marks the end of the Kerry Way.

Surfers’ coast: between Donegal Town and Erris

Surfers off the coast of Portrush
Surfers off the coast of Portrush
Photo: neico, https://pixabay.com
All kinds of outdoor enthusiasts are lured by the magnificent nature to the island – numerous surfers look for their perfect wave along the Irish coast. Between Donegal Town and Erris, on the Wild Atlantic Way, the sea offers a unique surfing experience off the impressive coastal landscape. Especially popular for surfing enthusiasts is the town of Bundoran or Mullaghmore Head. Mullaghmore Head is located in the county of Sligo and is regarded as the hub of big wave surfing.

Cliffs of Moher: Europe’s highest cliffs

The mighty Cliffs of Moher in County Clare is one of the most important sights in Ireland. They offer a unique view over the wild power of the Atlantic Ocean and the breathtaking beauty of the Irish west coast.

The cliffs rise to 214 meters in height and extend over eight kilometers. They are among the highest cliffs in Europe. From the cliffs, you have a view of the wild and romantic Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the beautiful mountain ranges of Connemara, including the Twelve Bens and the Maum Turk Mountains and the Loop Head peninsula in the south. If you like it especially impressive and adventurous, take a boat trip to the foot of the cliffs.

Geotope · Shannon
Cliffs of Moher
Shannon

from Julia Gebauer,   Outdooractive Editors

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