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The rugged scenery, clear waters, expansive mountain ranges and winds sweeping in off the Atlantic make the West of Ireland perfect for lovers of the outdoors and adventure of all kinds and a touch of adrenaline is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking views. One of the best ways to appreciate the incredible scenery is to get out there and be a part of it. Whether you are a fair weather adventurer just hoping for a little fresh air, or a dedicated outdoor lover in search of your next thrill, you’ll have a choice of outdoor activities on your doorstep. There are also lots of activities for kids too.

Outside of Galway City the wild and sparsely populated Connemara region offers spectacular scenery of valleys, mountains and lakes and unparalleled hill walking across the peaks of the Twelve Bens. The coast line is wrought into rocky inlets sheltering white sand beaches, and is studded with the beautiful Aran Islands that make for interesting day trips.

Kinvara is located on the northern edge of the Burren on the road from Ballyvaughan to Galway.

Just some activities you can find in the area

Boat Trips

Go and see the West Coast of Ireland from a different viewpoint. Feel the adrenaline as you fly through the waves while enjoying our safe, comfortable and most importantly dry fleet of Ribs . Ribwest mix the beauty of our coast line & wildlife with power, on the "RIBWEST" experience.

More information & booking details @ www.ribwest.com  

There are many quiet lanes in and around Kinvara ideal for biking/cycling. Get out on a bike and enjoy the scenery and fresh, clean air and really appreciate the magnificent countryside. Bicycles can be hired locally in Kinvara. 

Tel: (+353) (0)65 707-8914 / (0)87 2020-880  

Kinvara is located just 15km from Gort Golf Club (www.gortgolf.com). Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O' Connor Junior, and officially opened in August 1996, Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren and within 200 yards of the historic monastic settlement of Kilmacduagh.  

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing began in the Burren area as early as the 1930's and since then, the region has gone on to provide some of the most spectacular and challenging climbing that Ireland has to offer. The landscape of the Burren provides many opportunities for climbers ranging from smaller, friendly inland outcrops to the more intimidating and serious challenges such as the aptly named 'Mirror Wall' on the Ailladie seacliff - a testing ground even for veteran climbers.

Learn to rock climb in the Burren and have a safe and exhilarating day exploring the region or further afield, from a very different view. Courses range from day/evening 'introduction to climbing' sessions for complete beginners, to performance sessions for more experienced climbers and are a great day out for individuals, families and small groups. All equipment is provided.
For more details or bookings see: www.bensrockclimbingclinic.com  

There is a sailing club, Kinvara Bay Sailing Club. Click www.kbsc.info for more information. 

Scuba Diving

Have you ever thought about Scuba Diving and considered taking the plunge?

Burren Adventures provide diving for every level - from complete beginner who would like to discover the excitement of Scuba Diving, to full dive courses with internationally recognised qualifications. Qualified divers can develop their skills and become a Advanced, Rescue or Nitrox Diver.
Tel: (+353) (0)65 707-8914 / (0)87 2020-880
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