If you’re bored of sightseeing in Dublin and are looking for something more adventurous, there are several adventure sports that can provide that much-needed adrenaline rush. All activities listed below cost about €45 for adults and €35 for children, but check the websites given for more details.
A new concept in Ireland, going “zorbing” involves being strapped inside a giant see-through plastic ball and hurtling down a hill. For this extreme kick, expect to pay around €45 for three goes.
Whitewater rafting, kayaking and tubing
Learn to negotiate whirling rapids in the rivers around County Dublin in your raft of choice, with guided kayak tours also available for those who would prefer to take it slow and soak up the scenery.
Similar to zorbing (the activity is also commonly known as water zorbing), except in water. With practice, you should be able to learn to walk, run, skip, dance and tumble along the surface.
The following adventure centres offer myriad activities, including those listed above and others such as archery, wall-climbing, orienteering, abseiling and zip-lining. Most can organise day-long or weekend camps for children and teenagers, or adult groups such as hen or stag parties.