This Weekend, You...Should Get Outdoors 6 years ago

This Weekend, You...Should Get Outdoors

Lent has begun and since some of you are knocking the booze on the head for the next 40 days, we decided to help you with some suggestions for very virtuous things to do this weekend.

Forget the Sunday hangover and instead opt for some fresh air and exercise to leave you full of energy by Monday morning. Ireland is host to a wide range of beauty spots so whether you fancy a leisurely stroll or something a little more challenging, we have the plan for you!

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East

Get out and get wet this weekend with Outdoor Dublin, who offer surfing, stand-up paddling and kayaking lessons in Skerries, or rent a bike and head for a spin around the Phoenix Park. Alternatively, download one of the free podcasts from the iWalks series and have a walk around Dublin to discover some sights that you've never seen before!

West

Climbing Croagh Patrick is practically a rite of passage so if you haven't done it before, strap on your boots and 'creep the reek' this weekend. If you have a thirst for adventure, head down to Delphi Adventure Centre for a thrilling day of archery, raft building and zip wire.

South

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions and with good reason. This unspoilt beauty gives an insight into Ireland's heritage with Iron Age Forts, old monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age. For scenic surrounds and plenty of activities, Killarney National Park is another great choice.

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North

The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion are two of Northern Ireland’s most scenic areas and both designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Mournes is home to Northern Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard, and is said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’ Narnia.