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Aquatic Holidays in Ireland

Water Sports & Fishing in Ireland

As an island, Ireland has a great variety of water-related activities. Whether it's sailing or surfing, kayaking or fishing, there really is something for every water baby.

Sailing in particular is hugely popular, especially during the summer months when locals and visitors from across Europe can take full advantage of Ireland's harbours, marinas and inlets. Off the West Coast, the swells and currents of the Atlantic Ocean also create the perfect playground for surfers and anglers. And, inland, Ireland's many lakes and rivers make it a dream location for kayaking and canoeing.

Use this page to find the perfect water-sports activities for your group.

Find Water sports & Fishing Centres in Ireland:

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Sailing & Yachting

Kayaking in the rivers of Ireland. Kayaking in the rivers of Ireland.

Kayaking & Canoeing

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Wind & Kite Surfing

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Fishing & Angling

Further Resources on Aquatic Ireland