County Kerry, located in the South West of Ireland is a diverse and natural landscape which makes it an ideal location for a huge range of activity holidays. Whether you lose yourself in the camouflage of Kerry’s rolling green hills hiking, golfing or hill walking, take a ride on a surfboard along the Kerry coastline or reach new heights and conquer Carrantuohill (highest mountain in Ireland) you’ll be amazed with what Kerry has to offer when it comes to adventure sports.
Here’s just a selection of adventure sports that County Kerry has to offer.
Star Sailing And Adventure Centre…
What better way to explore the beauty of County of Kerry in peaceful surroundings than taking to the waters and sailing? You can explore the cliffs and mountains of the Kerry coastline sheltered by its stunning harbours and bustling little towns. Star Sailing and Adventure Centre, located in the picture postcard town of Kenmare, was established in 2004 and offers the very best in outdoor activities. Choose sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, hill-walking and golf.
Find out more about Star Sailing and Adventure Centre.
And for somewhere to stay have a look at our Kenmare hotels page.
Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre…
Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre is located in the hills above the town of Killorglin, home of the annual Puck Fair Festival. This is a renowned adventure centre that offers an abundance of activities from rock-climbing to windsurfing, canoeing to sailing, hill walking to orienteering, fishing and more. Experienced instructors are on hand to guide you through the activities and fun. Our advice is to book well in advance as it’s usually fairly busy.
Need somewhere to stay in and around the Killorglin area? Check out our Killorglin accommodation page.
Nathan Kingerlee Outdoor Training…
Nathan Kingerlee is a highly experienced and qualified instructor that offers mountain skills, hill walking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and team building courses. Nathan and his team provide quality outdoor adventure and training in the steep and rocky area of County Kerry. He’s based in Cromane, just outside Killorglin.
Find out more about Nathan Kingerlee Outdoor Training.
Burkes Horse Trekking Centre…
Operating since 2000 Burkes Horse Trekking is already very well established as a top horse trekking centre. Located in the quiet little village of Glenbeigh, surrounded by a large wooded area and home to the spectacular sandy beech Rossbeigh, Burkes certainly have an incredible platform to conduct horse trekking. Spanning over 7 miles long with unspoilt views, with the crashing waves and the Dingle Peninsula looking on, this wonderful setting really adds to this trekking adventure.
For more information on Burke’s Horse Trekking Centre page.
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Go Ireland Activity Holidays…
Based in Killorglin, Go Ireland has over 14 years of experience and specialise in unique walking, hiking tours and biking holidays in Ireland. Other activities catered for are as follows, fishing, golf, equestrian, yoga, private tours and ‘Ireland Multi-Activity Adventure Tours’..
Find out more about Go Ireland Activity Holidays.
Located North West of Listowel is the quaint village of Lisselton. Here you’ll find Ballyloughran Leisure complex is based. The centre includes a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and a gymnasium. There are also some outdoor activities you can avail of from tennis to canoeing, crazy golf to pitch & putt and orienteering etc.
Find out more about the Ballyloughran Centre.
For somewhere to stay take a look at our North Kerry accommodation page.
Valentia Island Sea Sports…
Offering first class facilities Valentia Island Sea Sports is a must for those who wish to discover the depth and beauty of County Kerry. Discover the following sites: The Skelligs, Bray Head, Puffin Island, Oilean an Iasc, Douls Head, The Birds, The Wrecks and Valentia Harbour. They also organise boat cruises but all boat trips are weather dependant.
Find out more about Valentia Island Sea Sports.
Have a look at our Valentia Island accommodation page.
Laune Mountaineering Club…
This is one of the oldest walking clubs in County Kerry, established back in 1966. Based in Killorglin on the banks of the River Laune and nestled in the shadows of the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrantuohill. With such a platform this truly is a must for those interested in reaching new heights and wishing to explore the beauty of Kerry on foot. This walking club caters for everyone from moderate to the more experienced person and gathers every second Sunday to explore different routes.
Find out more about Laune Mountaineering Club.
And if you need somewhere to stay check out our Cheap Kerry Hotels page.