Get the lowdown on everything to do with watersports in Ireland from swimming and sailing to windsurfing and diving. We list some watersports centres offering such aquatic activities at locations nationwide.
5 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
We welcome sailing enthusiasts of all ages, nationalities and fitness levels. Our only requirement is that you bring with you a healthy appetite for fun and a spirit of adventure. If you want to come down on your own you won’t be left out. You will meet people from all over Ireland and the Continent, and make lifelong friends.
Clogherhead, Co. Louth
CR Adventure is a sailing school and adventure centre that offers low cost, quality adventure activities. Based in the fishing village of Clogherhead CR Adventure operates out of Port Oriel, an ideal location for sailing that is less than 45 minutes from Dublin Airport. The harbour offers shelter from strong winds and seas while there is still the opportunity to sail along the scenic cliffs and coast line of the head land.
Marine Activity Centre West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Ever wonder what it is that makes sailing such an exciting sport? Now you can find out for yourself. Experience the thrill and exhilaration of this action-packed adventure sport. The Irish National Sailing School is generally regarded as Ireland’s foremost sailing school. We provide an extensive fleet of sailing vessels, modern comfortable facilities and the highest calibre personnel available. Even the most absolute of beginners can learn to sail with confidence in only two weeks. All our programmes are relaxed, friendly and affordable.
Hodson Bay, Athlone, Roscommon
Baysports is an ISA accredited boat training and water sports centre located on the shores of Lough Ree at Hodson Bay Athlone. Baysports provides a range of activities including sailing, kayaking, pedal boating, rowing, windsurfing and power boat trips on Lough Ree. We also cater for groups and organise team building and activity days for schools, corporate groups, special needs groups and hen and stag parties.
The Pier, Baltimore, Cork
Established in 1974. Under the local supervision and ownership of the Kennedy Family. A week or fortnight at the school will not only teach and introduce you to the art of sailing , but will provide you with an unforgettable holiday.
Uncrowded expanses of water offer a myriad of dive sites appealing to the marine biologist, wreck enthusiast, underwater photographer, the all rounder and of course, the novice. In the clear waters of Strangford, Belfast and Carlingford Loughs and the coastal depths of the Irish Sea the diver can explore undiscovered wrecks and move amongst marine life too diverse to detail. If you want to dive for a day or spend a whole week or more, specialist holidays are available to suit both individuals and groups, from beginners to advanced and dive leaders.
Doyhle Lough, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick
ADULTS/KIDS COURSES: NEVSAIL is situated in Doyhle Lough, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick where we provide Training Courses for Adults and Children in Sailing, Windsurfing, Power-boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, and much much more, for all ages, from beginners to the more advanced.
Rooskey, Beal na Mulla, Athlone, Westmeath
Lough Ree Power Boat School is an Irish Sailing Association Recognised Teaching Establishment. The following courses are available at the Lough Ree Power Boat School: I.S.A. Level 1 Power Boat Course I.S.A. Level 2 Power Boat Course Inland Waterways Courses Advanced Power Boat Course Safety Boat Course Consultancy/ Special Courses It is also authorised to train, test and certify candidates for the Certificate of Competency for Motor Cruising on Inland Waterways.