The combination of physical activity and being in nature is recognized as providing a range of significant benefits. Like any other sports or form of exercise, water sport is good for the body. Additionally, it is also good for the mind. The tranquil quality of water reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
Find Your Paddling Trail
To view detailed information and maps of paddling trails in Ireland.
Rowing Ireland caters for River Rowing, Coastal Rowing, and Offshore Rowing. There are over 100 clubs affiliated to Rowing Ireland nationwide
Sailing is a sport for all, a sport for life. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, there’s a boat for you. Whether you want to cruise gently and watch nature along our beautiful coastlines, or get an adrenalin rush from high speed racing, Irish Sailing can get you started
Irish Waterski & Wakeboard
Waterski and Wakeboarding are high intensity and semi extreme sports
Whether you're a seasoned open water swimmer, a tri-athlete looking for a personal best time in a beautiful location, or a first-timer wanting to take the plunge in a safe environment
Canoeing Ireland are the National Governing Body for paddle sports in Ireland. These paddle sports include canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking, Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), dragon boating and white water rafting
Blueways are multi-activity recreational trails, based on or alongside idyllic lakes, canals and rivers in Ireland. Blueways gives details of scenic routes into the heart of rural Ireland by canoe, bike or on foot
Outdoor Education Centres
ETB’s operate 12 Outdoor Education & Training Centres across the country and an Outdoor Education Support Service in Dublin.
Outdoor Education programmes use adventure sports and the outdoor environment to challenge students to realise their potential, develop new skills and enhance their wellbeing through time in nature