The top 5 places to go ziplining in Ireland

Seeking a thrill? Here are our five favourite places to go ziplining in Ireland.

Ireland is a fantastic place to embark on an exciting outdoor adventure. An abundance of green fields, forests, and sandy beaches offer lots of space for adrenaline-pumping activities.

Ziplining is one of the many challenges enjoyed by thrill seekers. From straight zip lines just a few feet from the ground to more heart-stopping heights travelling over stunning landscapes of dense forest or wild waters below, Ireland has it all.

Here are just five super places to go ziplining in Ireland, so why not invest in a high-quality selfie-stick, harness up, and have a go? Just don’t look down!

5. Squirrel’s Scramble, Co. Wicklow – for all zipline abilities

Squirrel's Scramble is one of the top five places to go ziplining in Ireland
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This awesome family day out has 12 zip lines of five different ability levels, so nobody will feel left out. It is open from March until November including bank holidays and school holidays, so it’s perfect for group adventures.

For a special birthday treat, parties can be planned and booked in advance as well as team building days for slightly more grown-up groups. Week-long summer camps are fun-packed and teach children lots of skills they won’t learn in the classroom.

Address: Killruddery, Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

4. Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Co. Roscommon – to go ape in the forest

Lough Key Forest is one of the top five places to go ziplining in Ireland

Set amidst panoramic views, Lough Key Forest plays host to lots of thrilling activities with ziplining high on the agenda. Zipit offers the treetop adventures at Lough Key with various zip lines and high wire challenges to choose from. 

The site has been alive with historic adventure for centuries and now continues to grip visitors with adrenaline pumping feats. The longest zip line stretches 150m with over 900m of lines in total!

Address: Boyle, Co. Roscommon, F52 PY66

3. Tibradden Wood, Co. Dublin – to admire the capital from the Dublin Mountains

Tibradden Wood is one of the top five places to go ziplining in Ireland
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Yet another fantastic location for ziplining in Ireland, hosted by Zipit, is Tibradden Wood (or Pine Forest). Here they have over 655m of ziplines to enjoy, with panoramic views of Dublin Bay and Howth.

The abundant pine trees add to the excitement, giving an immense sense of height and space. The site is conveniently located near the M50 and just a 15-minute drive from Dundrum Shopping Centre.

Address: Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16 XY79

2. Delphi Resort, Connemara – for stunning surroundings

GoZip at Delphi Resort offers an adrenaline rush
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Delphi is a 4-star resort nestled within a stunning location in the heart of Connemara. The Activity Centre has lots on offer, and GoZip in the 300-acre forest is just one of the thrilling adventures. 

There is a minimum height restriction of 1.4m, so make sure to check young visitors in advance to avoid disappointment. The 220m-long line will leave you spinning as you zip through the air. One of the many awesome experiences at Delphi!

Address: Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway

1. Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny – to brave Ireland’s longest zip line

Zip over woodland at Castlecomer Discovery Park
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At an eye-watering 300m long, the zip line adventure at Castlecomer is the longest in the country. Towering at 35m above ground level at its highest point, this is not for the faint-hearted.

You will zip over woodland, two lakes, and a bridge before landing, hopefully on your feet! As you would expect, there is a minimum age restriction of 12 years old, as well as a minimum height of 1.3m and a maximum weight of 120kg.

Address: The Estate Yard, Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, R95HY7X

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Erika Sanger is a journalist who has written for a range of news hubs across the globe. Born and bred in Dublin there is nothing she enjoys more than writing about her homeland. Her heart lies in the fishing village of Howth on the North side of the capital but she can often be found in the West of Ireland indulging her fascination with the Wild Atlantic Way and her soft spot for Connemara ponies.