The best water parks in Ireland
You’ll never have to fear being thirsty in Ireland (since a pub is never too far off), and you’ll never stay dry too long either, because the weather is notoriously capricious, and because rivers, lakes and seashores are also a pretty common part of the landscape. But the good part is that water is a source of fun in Ireland, when it doesn’t come from the sky. The sea and the lakes are fun to visit and splash around in when the weather is warm, while the rest of the time you can do the next best thing: go to a water park. Frolic in the water with friends or family at some of the best water parks in Ireland.
Splashworld Tramore, Co Waterford
Tramore is one of the more popular beach destinations in Ireland, located on the southeast coast of Ireland. In summer, Tramore is a great destination in summer, when the weather and the water are warm enough for bathing suits and swimming. But inside the Splashworld water park, the temperatures are always subtropical, and the water is always the perfect temperature for water-based fun. There are several slides in the park, wave pools, pools for kids and even lane swimming pools.
National Aquatic Center, Dublin
The National Aquatic Center in the Irish capital is the country’s premier destination for water lovers, and definitely one of the best water parks in Ireland if you look at the sheer variety of facilities available. The Olympic swimming pool will delight those who like swimming, but its the AquaZone that draws most visitors – it is one of the most exciting water parks in Europe, offering thrilling slides, a Flow Rider, Master Blaster and a pirate ship.
Funtasia Waterpark, Drogheda, Co Louth
If you are a fan of both pirates and water, you will not want to miss out on all the fun at Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda, which is almost completely pirate-themed. There are hundreds of different activities for the guests of the park, but the most exciting rides are the Super-Bowl speed slide and the Boomerang. Seeing a huge pirate head fill with water and then tipping into unsuspecting people if definitely fun, even if you happen to be on the receiving end.
Tralee Aqua Dome, Co Kerry
You don’t even have to be able to swim in order to enjoy the many attractions of the Tralee Aqua Dome, which has great attractions for adults and kids alike. You can swim with the current, surf on the waves, lounge in a lazy river, or jump into a whirlpool. The adult section of the water park has relaxing steam rooms, saunas and a turbo sauna.