Top things to do in Ireland in the summer – biking, cruising, museums and beaches

Trailriders at Ballyhoura Forest, ©Ballyhoura/Flickr

Trailriders at Ballyhoura Forest, ©Ballyhoura/Flickr

As summer arrives lots of events are happening all over Ireland especially outdoors. The country offers lots of cultural, adventurous and fun things to do. The evenings get longer and the weather gets warmer which allows one to go out more and enjoy something special. There are several hiking opportunities, festivals and other fun things to do in Ireland during the summer season.

Take your friends or family out for a picnic and enjoy the sunny weather. There are also cruising opportunities, lots of museums to see or you can visit Duncannon beach and take a dip in the water.

Killaloe River Cruises

For a relaxing cruise visit the Killaloe River, hop on the boat and enjoy a lovely one hour long cruise along the Lough Derg and the River Shannon. While you float gently down the river listen to the commentaries and learn more about the region. The cruises are suitable for all ages and the boats are built in a way which allows one to enjoy a top view from its deck.

Killaloe on the Shannon, ©theLizardQueen/Flickr

Killaloe on the Shannon, ©theLizardQueen/Flickr

Pearse Museum

In Dublin on the grounds of St Enda’s park among waterfalls and walled gardens there is a museum named after an educationalist and patriot called Patrick Pearse. The Pearse museum exhibits natural items, such as Irish plants and naturalized animals. There is an audio visual show about the founder’s life. The building can be accessed by visitors with disabilities.

Arbour Hill Prison And Military Cemetery - Patrick Pearse, ©informatique/Flickr

Arbour Hill Prison And Military Cemetery – Patrick Pearse, ©informatique/Flickr

Trailriders

If you like cycling then Trailriders at Ballyhoura Forest is for you. The founders and leaders of Trailriders are experienced bikers who crossed the whole continent of Europe on two wheels. They strive to assure that all customers at Ballyhoura have a splendid mountain bike experience. If you need advice about the best cycling trails and routes in the region just ask away. There is bike guiding available which will introduce you to the area or maximize your experience on trails.

Trailriders at Ballyhoura Forest, ©Ballyhoura/Flickr

Trailriders at Ballyhoura Forest, ©Ballyhoura/Flickr

Duncannon Beach

A beach can offer many things apart from sunbathing, swimming and water sports. On the coastline of Wexford for example you can visit a beautiful maze of bays, coves and sand. The beach’s terrain is so varied that you can visit different parts of it every day and find something new. It is a perfect and ideal outdoor activity for the whole family. Visit during August and attend the sculpting festival, take your children face-painting, watch the amazing fireworks and party the time away. And of course let’s not forget about the water sports such as sailing, canoeing, snorkeling and others.

Face painting, ©Flare/Flickr

Face painting, ©Flare/Flickr

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