This is a tough one as there are so many things to do and in such a short amount of time. This list is not definitive by any means but does list some of the most requested and some different activities for people coming to Ireland. If you have an interest and it is not listed here it does not mean it’s not available. Just give us a call or email and if we don't have the information straight off we will dig it out for you.
Venue to the Ryder Cup 2006, and for years renowned as a place of excellence for Golf, Ireland is the place. Ireland has a wide variety of courses and types from links to parkland and from expensive to affordable so something for everybody. There are the championship courses that carry name and reputation like Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee and Lahinch. The prestigious like the K-Club and Old Head and the good quality courses dotted all over the country that are making a name like Enniscrone, Connemara, Waterford Castle. The list of courses are endless and we can recommend, and book the course to suit your itinerary and budget or book the courses that you have a specific desire to play.
From equestrian centres to pony trekking there are so many options. For the avid equestrian there are centres all over the country that offer accommodation too, from Guesthouse to Self Catering and listed trails for up to a week long vacation. Then for the more part time rider there is pony trekking or centres that offer guided routes which are suitable for beginners or intermediates.
County Wicklow of course is known as the garden of Ireland on our east coast and then to the south and west the wild rhododendron that bloom in May-June or the fuchsia or multi-coloured hydrangea.
Cooking in Ireland has undergone a renaissance in the past few years, and interest has grown and so have the facilities for the learning of the craft, from simple brown & soda bread demonstrations and traditional dishes to modern and international cuisine with an Irish twist. There are various cooking schools in Ireland that offer 1 day courses non residential or a residential 2 day course or weekend schools.
They range from guesthouse to Manor house accommodations with in house cooking schools with classes from award winning chefs all using the best of local produce. There’s even a chance where your small group can work together under instruction to cook your evening meal and then sit down and enjoy the fruits of labour together.
Ireland is famous for its various arts and crafts, from linen and lace to crystal and pottery. From little cottage industries showing the making of their products to locations where you can have a fun lesson in throwing your own pottery or a weekend course for the more serious student.
Then there is the culture of Ireland from our famous writers and poets, the writers trails and literary pub crawls.
Traditional music and dance with classes available along with feis and Fleadh Ceol (traditional festivals) and courses in the west of Ireland in our language, Gaelic.
Our student group who traveled to Ireland last May is getting together soon (before the senior nursing students graduate May 16) to celebrate our friendship and share memories of our memorable trip. They have really bonded as a group! Thank-you for making it a superb experience!