From stunning national parks and heritage sites to road trip routes, these are the top easygoing activities during springtime in Ireland.
With bookings for our 2024 tours already piling up, we just can’t help but look forward to springtime in Ireland. As the weary winter starts to drift away, the days get longer, and the weather is that bit warmer.
The majestic displays of flowers in bloom and landscapes coming to life is enough to instil wonder and awe in anyone who has the luck of seeing Ireland during this time of year.
If you’re planning a trip around the Emerald Isle in spring, read on; these are the top easygoing activities during springtime in Ireland.
Killarney National Park, County Kerry
No round-up of the best easygoing activities during springtime in Ireland would be complete without a shout out to the much-loved Killarney National Park. Located in County Kerry, this national park is one of the most magnificent on the island of Ireland.
With impressive viewpoints, scenic drives, gentle and challenging hikes, waterfalls and woodlands, there’s much to see and do here.
Griannan of Aileach, County Donegal
Sitting atop Greenan Mountain at 244 metres (801 ft) above sea level is Griannan of Aileach – a hillfort that dates back to the 6th or 7th century.
Located in Inishowen in County Donegal, a venture to see Griannan of Aileach makes for the perfect gentle hike; the views from the top are spectacular.
Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow
Another one of the must-see national parks included in our round-up of easygoing activities during springtime in Ireland is Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Located in the ‘Garden of Ireland’ (aka Wicklow), this is Ireland’s largest national park and a sight for sore eyes.
Boyne Valley, County Meath and Louth
The Boyne Valley is one of our favourite stops on our easygoing tours around Ireland. As the gateway to Ireland’s ancient past, the Boyne Valley is a treasure trove of sites that shine a light on Ireland’s storied history.
During spring, with the buds in bloom and the crisp breeze blowing, this is truly a spectacular experience. Top attractions in the Boyne Valley include a trip down the River Boyne and a day spent exploring Brú na Bóinne – Ireland’s most prominent archaeological landscape.
Connemara, County Galway
There are fewer places we have found around the world that continue to take our breath away in the way that Connemara in County Galway does. Perhaps that’s why we feature it so heavily in our tours; because it is an unmissable experience!
With its wild Celtic ambience to the lilt of the Gaelic accent which drifts in the breeze, the painted landscapes to the quaint countryside towns and traditional pubs. Here, in Connemara, the attractions are endless: enjoy gentle days of cultural activities or kayaking and e-biking – the option is yours.
Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
Ireland’s is famous for many things, and the stunning Ring of Kerry route may just be one of its most famous ones. At 179 kilometres in length, this circular scenic route can be driven, cycled, or – if you’re feeling up to the challenge – walked!
Attracting visitors from around the world each year with its relentless beauty, it comes as no surprise that this is one of Ireland’s most trodden tourist trails. With this being said, spring is one of the better and quieter times in the region.
Wild Atlantic Way, west coast of Ireland
The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal route. Stretching from tip to toe along the west coast of Ireland, this is the penultimate experience to be had in Ireland any time of the year.
However, like mentioned above, peak summer months can see the route overwhelmed by footfall. That’s why we’ve featured it here as one of the best easygoing activities during springtime in Ireland.
Weaving its way through charming country villages and along the coast to remote silky stretches of sand, this is bound to be your most epic experience in Ireland this coming spring.