Ireland is country that is made for outdoor adventure sports with our scenic upland areas, large number of forests, national parks and coastal areas. There are a number of exciting outdoor adventure sports now available for everyone to try in Ireland including hillwalking, orienteering, trail running and mountain-biking.
Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus meaning ‘bow’ or ‘arch’.
Orienteering is a group of sports that require navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed.
Mountaineering, also called mountain climbing, the sport of attaining, or attempting to attain, high points in mountainous regions, mainly for the pleasure of the climb
Caving is the adventure sport that explores natural underground spaces
Trail and mountain running is a growing sport in Ireland and involves people running off road on trails and in upland areas throughout Ireland.
Outdoor Education Centres
ETB’s operate 12 Outdoor Education & Training Centres across the country and an Outdoor Education Support Service in Dublin.
Outdoor Education & Training is a vital element in any comprehensive education programme. Outdoor Education programmes use adventure sports and the outdoor environment to challenge students to realise their potential, develop new skills and enhance their well-being through time in nature.