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.
Click here to go to Rowing Ireland's website
Click here to go to Irish Sailing's website
Irish Waterski & Wakeboard
Click here to go to Irish Waterski and Wakeboarding Federation website
Click here to go to Swim Ireland's website
Click here to go to Canoeing Ireland's website
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