Adventurous Things to Do in Cork

Top Adventurous Things to Do in Cork, Province of Munster

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  • Nichole R
    15 contributions
    We didn't plan to visit here but decided to stop when we saw the sign while driving and we are so glad we did! Since it was the beginning of April it was cool and windy but a beautiful day. We spent time walking the grounds and thought the poison garden was fascinating. Then we explored the keep, the signs really explain everything and it was fun trying to imagine what it looked like so long ago. When we got to the top we didn't have to wait at all to kiss the Blarney Stone (it was sanitized after each kiss) and we especially enjoyed talking to the workers who took some extra pictures for us since there was no one behind us. I wish we'd had more time to walk around the grounds but after about 3 hours we had to leave to get to our next spot. It was an unexpected highlight for us mostly due to the lack of tourists since it was "off-season".
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Phil2480
    Southampton, UK338 contributions
    Despite water levels being fairly low at the end of the summer, we were still able to have fund canoeing down the river and 7 sets of different size rapids.

    We had a group of varying abilities and they ensured that all were catered for with us all learning some new skills and having fun in the process.
    Written 15 October 2015
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  • Brid S
    14 contributions
    Loved this. Went with our 2 small kids age 4 & 6. Fabulous experience for all the family. Both kids got to drive the boat which they loved. Would highly recommend this. Staff were lovely very friendly.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Helen B
    1 contribution
    Brilliant evening on the Cork city ghost tour with Damien Punch and his ghost friends. Really recommend this tour for young and old and everyone in between. The whole family enjoyed it. Great time had by all
    The Barretts
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Aidan D
    2 contributions
    Just completed the 12-day Miz-Mal ride wit Wild Atlantic Cycling. The trip organisation was superb, the route was designed to be away from main roads and took us through wonderful scenery. The weather may not have been the best for our trip but it was great fun! It was a great bunch of people that took part and all got on well together and overall was a truly wonderful experience. It was also great that we had support each day from Paul & Fi who were always on hand to help.The overnight accommodation was excellent, as was the craic amongst all those taking part. Can't recommend this tour highly enough!!
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • cantillonemer
    Cork, Ireland91 contributions
    Absolutely fantastic experience. The area is beautiful in its own right but experiencing it out on the lake at night makes it all the better. The 2 guides were excellent, good craic and so informative. Lots to learn from this marine biologist haven. Definitely recommend a hike up the hill beforehand to get beautiful view over the lake!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Corkman
    Cork, Ireland5 contributions
    First time trying this and really enjoyed it. Amazing views from the water. We even saw a few seals. We would recommend this trip in a heartbeat.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Lukas
    1 contribution
    We had an amazing time at NoEscape in Cork. We did all three rooms in a row, it was that much fun! Our game master was really great, very experienced and had a good balance of giving hints and letting us explore the game ourselves. The rooms are not the hardest but very well thought out and the riddles all made good sense. We can recommend playing here very much!
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Cailey P
    1 contribution
    Ben L and Trou were the instructors we got and they honestly made the experience so much better, they were hilarious and did such a good job, would definitley go back again because of them.
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • PhilKateCasey
    Cork, Ireland48 contributions
    The Dursey cable car is currently closed in 2022 for upgrades - I'm not sure what it will be like once the new one is in place - but this is the only cable car in Ireland and such an experience. it goes from the mainland to an island - which is not inhabited - but farmers do have animals grazing on the island - sheep and cows - so dogs are not allowed - but if you are looking for something different to experience - this is the one for you.
    I'm not into sky diving or bungy jumping - so this is as far as I'd go to float on air..
    Looking forward to when this re-opens so I can experience it again.
    Note :- the roads in this area are very narrow - so not good for big vehicles e.g. Campers unless you are well used of driving big vehicles on country roads..
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Cian Walsh
    6 contributions
    Calvin was the perfect host for our wildlife weekend covering both bird knowledge, local flora and fauna as well as sea life.

    With a mixture of local birdwatching, forest walks and whale watching, it had something for everyone along with a relaxed pace and informative guide.

    Would highly recommend for anyone looking to learn about the abundance of life in the ocean, woods and coast.
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Anna Taranova
    Crete, Greece2 contributions
    Kids managed to escape in 50 minutes. It was great birthday party for them. The owner is lovely, booking and payment at website are very simple.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Sarah O
    1 contribution
    I took my daughter and a group of her friends here for her 9th birthday, We had Erin as an instructor through the safety briefing at the start and then later on throughout the courses and was impressed by her overall patience with all the children and her attitude towards making their experience better. All the instructors were great throughout and allowed our children to leave with a sense of achievement which was amazing to see.
    Would definitely recommend for a fun day out
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Lya Nolan
    2 contributions
    I would highly recommend this experience to anybody from Cork and afar. The Sea Safari was a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning and we returned to shore with so much knowledge about the wildlife and coastline from our fantastic guide Jason, who is so lovely and enthusiastic . We had a blast flying through the waves as well as enjoying the breathtaking scenery and learning all about the area. Thank you so much for an amazing trip!
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Kay_Ireland2014
    Kilkenny, Ireland59 contributions
    It was a dull, over cast and misty day. My partner and I started to question whether it was a good idea to go kayaking.
    It was the best excursion. As the light mist gave a magical effect and the overcast conditions meant we didn't suffer from glare or sunburn. We had a few nice encounters with one of the local seals. I would highly recommend to anyone, as it made our weekend!
    Written 16 August 2020
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