Adventure Activities in Dublin - Try if You Dare
1. St Patrick's Day: More Than Just An Irish Holiday
To experience a festival unlike anything you have experienced before, visit Dublin in March for the biggest, most extreme, St. Patrick's Day celebration on earth. Typically held March 17-20, the St. Patrick's Day Festival, in honor of Ireland's patron saint, is packed with parades, fair rides, and an array of musical acts, comedy shows, and even treasure hunts. It's more in the category of fun activities than travel adventures, but it's a great chance to experience Ireland's history mixed with modern culture.
Athletic travelers can join thousands of runners in the annual St. Patrick's Day 5km Festival Road Race to celebrate Dublin's status as the new European Capital of Sport.
For a full list of activities and events that will be taking place throughout the month of March, visit the St. Patrick's Day website. We dare you to "go green" at this ultimate Irish holiday celebration!
2. An Irish Safari
If you like fast, daring, outdoor activities on your family adventure vacation in Dublin, take the kids to explore the city's sea coast. Sea Safari offer rides in what is known as a RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat), a rubber inflatable boat that is used as a rescue boat, military patrol boat, work boat and race boat. This means that there will be high speeds involved as you take to the open sea at high speeds for a thrilling coastal tour - great for daring and adventurous travelers.
Not only will you encounter Dublin's wildlife, including dolphins, seals, and kittiwakes (a type of sea bird), but you can drive right through a cave. There are three different tours and prices range from €10-35 for an adult and € 5-30 for a child. Tours typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to 70 minutes depending on which tour you choose. A sea coast tour is a don't-miss outdoor adventure activity in Dublin.
Sea Safari is located at Dublin Docklands. To reserve your spot call +353-1-6689-802.
3. Haunted Dublin
For a haunted history lesson that will have you running for the hillside, check out Hidden Dublin Walks. This tour company offers, among other guided walks, one of the most daring Dublin adventures you can find.
For an experience that will really have you sleeping with a night-light, dare to embark on the tour that this company is famous for the guided adults-only bus trip to the Hellfire Club. Located in the hills of Dublin, this burned skeleton of a lodge is known for being the home of the occult and Satanism in Ireland. The guide will recount tales of the evil rituals and events that took place here beginning in 1725. The tour takes place at night, so be sure to stay close to the group.
Other tour options include a Haunted History Tour, which explores the murders, legends and gory tales of the streets of Dublin, and the Medieval Dublin Tour, which will take you back in time to the city's plagued days full of witchcraft and public executions.
The Hellfire Club Tour costs € 22 and the other tours cost around half of that. It's worth it just so that you can say you've taken part in one of Dublin's most daring activities. For more information on Hidden Dublin Walks call +353-86-158-0949.
4. Extreme Dining at Yo Sushi
For an adventurous Dublin dining experience that ensures you won't leave hungry, head over to Yo Sushi. They offer all types of sushi, both raw and cooked, but are better known for their all-you-can-eat conveyor belt of sushi.
The Sushi 55 option allows you to eat as much sushi as you want in the span of 55 minutes. Have a seat at the sushi bar and select any of the bubble-covered plates from the conveyor belt as they pass by. Each food bubble is properly marked and only stays on the belt for a maximum of two hours, so you can be sure that it is fresh. They also offer over 90 menu items other than just sushi, all at reasonable prices.
The atmosphere is very inviting with a modern, yet comfortable decor. Yo Sushi has two locations in the city - one on the north end of Clarendon Street and the other in the Dundrum Town Center. They are open from 12:00 noon until about 11:30 PM, depending on the day of the week.
5. Be Treated Like a Rock Star: Eat Guinness Ice Cream
For an unusual dessert experience, head over to the Tea Room Restaurant located on the ground floor of the exquisite Clarence Hotel. This open and relaxed space is where you will find Guinness ice cream. This dark brew, which is produced just over a mile from the hotel in one of the oldest breweries in the world, has helped make the perfect dessert that will leave you hanging over the bowl wanting more. To make this experience even more intriguing, The Tea Room is owned by famous Irish rockers U2.
For a reasonably priced, satisfying dessert experience, particularly for those who have burnt off plenty of calories during a Dublin adventure vacation, try this traditional treat at The Tea Room Restaurant. It's located at 6-8 Wellington Quay in Dublin and is open daily from around 7:00AM to 10:00PM.
It's not difficult to find an adventure activity in Dublin, since the city is known for its cultural diversity and sense of fun: expect fun activities of all kinds during your family adventure vacation.