I have visitors coming over from america in a few weeks time and am trying to put together a weeks worth of activities for them, they are really into fun quirky experiences so I'm trying to think outside the box, and steer clear of the very obvious tourist attractions.
Has anyone any suggestions (anything you've come across by chance that you think is worth a mention)
Or could anybody map out a weeks worth of things to do. I know its a bit random but sometimes people come up with things that other people wouldn't think of.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Lough Key Forest Park has ziplining and the boda Berg experience (Crystal Maze type thing).
Boating down the Shannon - Carrick Craft, Emerald Star, Tara Cruises all rent out boats
Marble Arch caves in Fermanagh
It's late and I'm tired so its all I can think of at the moment
Where are you based? Or are they willing to travel around?
Something like these could be cool but they are down the country
Glamping in Teapot Lane. Website is down but they are on Facebook. Email is
A bit more info might be useful...
Are you staying in Dublin for the week? or travelling round? or what area will you be in?-
Who are in the group? older people? disabilities? children?
Transport - have you hired cars? or public transport? It really depends on these factors among others- and it might help people narrow down ideas for you...
For Dublin- there are a couple of good walking history tours...interesting...
a bit random, take them to see Windmill Lane
Little museum of Dublin (Stephens green) is great for a half hour recent history of Dublin
Oh, and segwaying in Phoenix park - need to book this in advance
Bring them surfing in Kilkee, Co.Clare,
Afternoon tea in a fancy hotel.
Visit the G hotel in Galway.
Go to the Aran Islands for a few nights and rent a cottage...
Cookery demo or class at Ballymaloe.
Visit Kildare Village outlet
Enroll them in Irish Lessons!
I know ye are not a hen party but this could be fun as a group and something completely different!
If you're anywhere near Cork I would recommend kissing the Blarney Stoney. I know it's a tourist attraction but the whole experience is quirky and unlike most other touristy things.
Causey farm in Meath used to do Irish tours dunno if they still do it - you learnt to bake bread, Irish dance play bodhran etc. touristy but a bit different too. All my American relatives love being Irish.
Lots of great suggestions mentioned already too.