So much to do… so make the time…!

Love exploring the Great Outdoors?  Check the hiking and biking trails…

Are you a history buff? Visit the many castles, museums and historic houses near our hostels…

Adenaline junkie? Try our Adventure Activities in Ireland, surfing or mountain biking…

There’s so much to do at our hostels, it’s difficult to pack it all into one website – but we’ll try!!

For details of all our own events and events close to our hostels – see our EVENTS CALENDAR.

If you’re a member, you can join the An Óige Weekly Hikes, organised for most Sundays and Thursdays in our monthly HIKE PROGRAMME.


Activities in Ireland
Hiking in Ireland

Mountain hikes, Hill-walking or easier Forest trails – there’s something for all levels!

All our hostels have books and maps that can be borrowed or bought and free guides too.

Many of our hostel staff will be able to help you with advice on walking in the area – just ask…

They also have drying rooms and laundry if you should run into a bit of mud or rain!

As well as this ask about FREE guides who may be available for selected walks or dates – especially for groups.

With Hostels on the famous Wicklow Way, the Kerry Way, the Dingle Way, the Donegal Way AND the Sligo Way as well as in the beautiful Donegal Bluestack Mountain range, there’s no shortage of trails and challenges!

My boots were made for walkin’!



Activities in Ireland
Cycling in Ireland

Do you long for the open road on two wheels or prefer to head into the forest and mountains?

Whether you prefer Mountain Biking, a leisurely bike ride or cycling worthy of Lance Armstrong, you’ll find our hostels ideally located for cycling

Bikes for hire at many hostels and even FREE in Newgrange!

Two wheels good!


Outdoor Adventure

Activities in Ireland
Outdoor Activities

Archery, Paintball, Survival Training, Mountain Biking,

Assault Course, Target

Shooting, Pony Trekking, Orienteering…

and the list goes on…
I accept the challenge!


Natural Attractions

Activities in Ireland
Natural Attractions in Ireland

Cliffs of Insanity, Caves, Parks

and Gardens with every shade of green

under the sun! Ireland has some

spectacular natural sights to enjoy!

Get me back to nature!


Kid’s stuff
Popular Sights
A Touch of Green!