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Outdoor adventure opportunities in and around Galway.

http://www.achilloutdoor.com/
Achill Outdoor Education Centre offers adventure holidays for adults and young people from 7 years of age upwards. The centre provides Adventure Sports Courses, environmental programmes, experiential team building, cultural language courses and outdoor education to schools, colleges, youth services, clubs, adults and visitors from home and abroad. Programmes incorporate Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Hillwalking, Rockclimbing, Orienteering, Archery and Team Building. Founded in 1972, it is Ireland's premier provider of adventure sports. Qualified experienced instruction available in small groups - providing a safe experience in the outdoors.
http://www.achilloutdoor.com/
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http://www.surfschool.tv/
Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons in the heart of the Burren at Fanore Beach, Co. Clare, Ireland. Because of it's relative remoteness from heavily populated centres, it does not enjoy the fame attached to less attractive but better known surf destinations in Ireland such as Lahinch. All the better for those who go there! The beautiful Fanore Beach with all it's space, solitude and uncrowded surf provides the ideal location for those wanting to learn to surf. Surfing with Aloha Surf School in Fanore allows surfers to escape the masses and really enjoy the surfing experience. At our surf school, we offer professional surfing instruction for people of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. Aloha Surf School is an Irish Surfing Association Level 2 Approved Surf School.
http://www.surfschool.tv/
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http://www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com/
If you have never climbed before or usually climb on an indoor climbing wall, Bens Rockclimbing Clinic offers you the chance to come and experience climbing in the beautiful Burren, Co. Clare. Courses and one off sessions are available for all levels. You are free to climb, abseil and push your boundaries higher than you ever thought you could. The Burren is the Mecca of climbing in Ireland. Its unique limestone landscape is a treasure trove of climbing areas with a vast variety of routes and types of climbs. <br><br>Bens Climbing Clinic generally use three main areas in the Burren. The Ballyryan and Ailladie which are located On the Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan road and also the Scailp na Seisri close to Bell Harbour, which is a good option when the weather is wet and wild, because it is in a gorge it is relatively sheltered even in the worst of weathers. Rockclimbing lessons generally run for two hours with a basic introduction to equipment, safety procedures and climbing techniques. Normally beginners get 2 to 3 climbs and an abseil or two in this time. Weekly courses and sessions are also available.
http://www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com/
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http://www.bikehireireland.com
Galway's No.1 Bike Hire Company, your one stop shop for all your cycling needs, we offer a wide range of hire services from day bike hire, self-guided tours, guided tours, student bike hire long or short term. Located in the heart of Galway's City Centre at Mountain Trail Bike Shop in Middle Street.
http://www.bikehireireland.com
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http://www.bowwaves.com/
At Bowwaves you'll find an unrivalled choice of watersports. Learn something new, get qualifications or work in watersports - the opportunities are here at bowwaves. You can try dinghy sailing, powerboating, keelboat sailing or yacht sailing. With over a decade of experience, you'll be in great hands. Our instructors are the most highly qualified and experienced you will find in the Ireland.
http://www.bowwaves.com/
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http://www.birdofpreycentre.com
The Burren Birds of Prey & Education Centre, located at the world-famous Aillwee Cave in County Clare, is home to the most comprehensive collection of eagles, hawks, owls and falcons in the country. The facility offers the estimated 150,000 annual visitors to Ireland’s leading show cave a unique insight into the life of raptors in Ireland, as well as an opportunity to enjoy one of three daily flying displays on the slopes of Aillwee Mountain. Flying displays are held each day on the slopes of Ailwee Mountain. The centre will also offer opportunities to see how young raptors are reared. Open all year round.
http://www.birdofpreycentre.com
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http://www.clewbayoutdoors.com/
Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Adventures specialize in bike hire and adventure activities in Westport and the surrounding Clew Bay Region and beyond. With a number of designated cycle trails in Westport, Louisburgh / Clare Island and Achill Island as well as the newly opened Westport Greenway and the unique 17km Great Western Greenway from Newport to Mulranny, the choice is yours! You will be kitted out with everything you need for your trip – bike, helmet, lock, hi-vis vest, rain gear and maps - as well as being able to offer a free drop-off and collection service courtesy of their mini-bus and bike trailer. <br><br>They can also organize guided tours for you and your group upon request. Ideally located in Westport town in immediate proximity to the new Westport Greenway you can drop in and get kitted out with everything you will need. Alternatively, you can call and be collected from your accommodation. Once ready you can begin your adventure in Westport. <br><br> At Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Adventures the aim is to provide you, your family and friends with everything you will need in order to explore and enjoy the Westport and Clew Bay Region.
http://www.clewbayoutdoors.com/
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http://www.connemaraadventuretours.com/
Experience the real Ireland with Connemara Adventure Tours, the leading Irish Tour Operator with more than 20 years experience in organising guided, self-guided and customised travel packages for cyclists, walkers, golfers and horse-riders. Tours include visits to local islands Inishbofin and Inishmore, walking the western way, family tours of Connemara and luxury tours staying in the finest 5 star hotels.
http://www.connemaraadventuretours.com/
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http://www.connemara-trails.com
The Connemara Trail, run by Aille Cross Equestrian Centre is not just for riders, but for anyone who enjoys other activities in a peaceful Irish atmosphere. Connemara a vast region where you will meet a man with a very original personaiity, Willie Leahy; the very incarnation of an lrish horseman, who will be your guide during a week or more of trekking through the gaelic West. For beginners and experienced riders alike, Willie Leahy provides the suitable horse and leads you to the discovery of the Connemara / Coast Trails. Six days or more of exciting and relaxing holidays, where, after you spending four to six hours a day on horseback, you are accommodated in luxurious hotels or guesthouses while the horses graze freely in a nearby field. <br><br>Guided by this friendly centaure, you cross the wild green hills, the rust coloured bogs through which, alone an experienced man knows his way. Among castle and manor ruins and along mountain paths, there is a picnic stop. The Trails are not confined to horselovers. On demand, many activities such as river fishing and deep-sea fishing, golf, cycling, mountain climbing or walking the little deserted roads, swimming etc. can be organised. Non-riders will meet their riding Partners every evening to share their daily experience in the hotel pub.
http://www.connemara-trails.com
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http://www.delphiadventureresort.com
Delphi Resort is set on a 300 acre site in the heart of the scenically breathtaking Delphi Valley and is the perfect location for a day trip or leisure break along the Wild Atlantic Way, just 80 minutes from Galway. The area contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery. <br/><br/> <b>Delphi Spa</b> <br/> Enjoy some real relaxation and rejuvenation in Delphi Spa, which offers luxury treatments and complimentary access for guests to the Thermal Suite which includes a steam room, sauna, relaxation area and hydrotherapy pool, all with unparalleled views over the Mweelrea Mountains.<br/><br/> <b>Delphi Adventure Hub</b> <br/> The onsite adventure hub offers up to 20 land and water activities daily. Enjoy some exercise and fun in the great outdoors with adventures such as the bog challenge, the Zip n’Trek tree top adventure, surfing on Cross Beach, Coasteering at Old Head, kayaking on Killary Fjord and much more. <br/><br/> <b>Delphi Dining</b> <br/> On a day trip or a holiday to the resort you can choose from several unique dining experiences, all overseen by our multi award winning Executive Head Chef, Stefan Matz. Enjoy a meal from our menu of homemade dishes in the 814 Restaurant while overlooking the scenery of the Mweelrea Mountains. Experience contemporary Irish dining with a twist with dinner in The Chef’s Table by Stefan Matz, which features an open kitchen allowing interaction with Stefan while he works to create dishes inspired by local foods. During the day, you can enjoy bar food in the 814 bar or relax with coffees and homemade cakes in the Wild Atlantic Café at the resort. <br/><br/> <b>4* Hotel</b> <br/> If you are looking to stay over at the resort, you are guaranteed to enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in our 4* Hotel, where our rooms are recently refurbished with Laura Ashley furnishings and all offer views of the surrounding landscape. We also cater for groups, so if you’re looking for a romantic Connemara wedding, a fun filled stag or hen party or a tailor made team building event, Delphi Resort is where your adventure begins.<br/><br/> Visit www.delphiresort.com, email bookings@delphiresort.com or phone +353 (0) 95 42208 for more information.<br/><br/>
http://www.delphiadventureresort.com
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Connemara Adventure Challenge (06th May 2017)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Fleadh na gCuach (29th April - 01st May 2017)
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