5 Crazy Things To Add To Your Irish Bucket List

If you are making a bucket list, you have to put a few things on it which will get your adrenaline going! Below are five things you can do to make this possible. We advise to only do these activities with a group of trained professionals for your safety.

1. Tandem Skydiving

Tandem skydiving is probably the ultimate thing to do if you want to get your heart pumping fast! Tandem skydiving or tandem parachuting refers to a type of skydiving where a student skydiver is connected to a harness attached to a tandem instructor. The instructor guides the student through the whole jump from exit through freefall, piloting the canopy, and landing. There are a number of organisations which help you do this including The Irish Parachute Club (IPC) which is located in Clonbullogue, County Offaly.


2. Get up close to Dolphins

Seeing dolphins is probably something you didn’t think you’d be able to do in Ireland but it is very possible. Ireland’s greatest river, The River Shannon, opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt on the Loop Head Peninsula. It is here where you can find Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins. With approximately 200 dolphins here at the Mouth of the Shannon, the chances of seeing dolphins here are extremely high (one of the highest rates in the world) and this place is certainly one of the best spots to see dolphins in Ireland. Dolphinwatch is a company which offers one of the most exciting activities and wildlife attractions on the Wild Atlantic Way.


3. Climb Ireland’s Highest Mountain

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Carrauntoohil is Ireland’s highest peak. The mountain is 2,406 ft. high and is located in the County Kerry as the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s range. Other peaks in the range are also higher than 1,000 meters; the first peak is Beenkeragh, which is 1,010 meters tall and the second peak is Caher, which is 1,001 meters tall. Carrauntoohil’s peak has a huge metal cross on its top, standing 5 meters tall. The mountain isn’t huge mountain when compared to other major mountains in the world, but climbing it is certainly still an achievement people who attempt to reach its peak.


4. Cliff jumping &  Coasteering

Coasteering is raw adrenaline; cliff jumping, bouldering, climbing, belly flopping, rough treatment by waves, clambering and using our rugged coastline as an adventure playground. However, coasteering is much more than that. For many, the opportunity to uniquely experience our beautiful shallow coastal caves, hidden coves and little islands around our breathtakingly, rugged coastline. There are a number of companies you can safely do this activity with including Causeway Coasteering.


5. White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting is one of the most exciting & popular team adventure activities in Ireland. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is an essential part of this experience. There are a number of groups across Ireland that you can do this activity with including White Water Rafting North West Adventure, Sligo Ireland.

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