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3 Adventurous Staycation Attractions In Ireland

At the moment we can’t go very far so you’re probably going to be looking for some exciting things to do around the country

Today we’re going to take a look at three of the best staycation ideas that you can do in Ireland.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventurous one Ireland has something for everybody.

Now, let’s get started with the top three things to do on a staycation in Ireland.

1. Go on a river cruise

Nothing screams relaxation more than a tranquil, luxury river cruise down the Shannon. Moon River and River Run are river cruise companies that do cruises down the River Shannon from Carrick on Shannon and Athlone. 

You can experience a wonderful cruise down the River Shannon with live music, an onboard bar and finger food. Explore the wondrous and mysterious ancient sites that can be seen along the banks of the Shannon. 

You’ll be able to see all that nature has to offer as you sail down Ireland’s largest river in a luxury river cruiser. You can learn all about the fascinating history and lore surrounding the ruins of medieval castles, monastic settlements, forts and garrisons all from the comfort of a fully-enclosed and heated cruiser. 

Both cruisers go all year round too thanks to their fully-enclosed design so no matter what the season you’ll be able to easily explore the wonders that the River Shannon has to offer. 

Book your cruise with Moon River in Carrick on Shannon or River Run in Athlone today!



2. Get a closer look at some birds of prey

If you’ve decided to travel to the sunny south-east for a staycation then we’d love to give you the opportunity to meet, handle and fly our birds here at Mayfield Birds of Prey. 

Get in close and personal with some of the most wonderful birds native to Ireland. We want to give you an introduction to the fantastic world of these raptors and let you know about the ancient art of falconry. 

By spending the day at Mayfield Birds of Prey you’ll be able to learn the technique used in the management, training and hunting of these birds. 

This is an experience not to be missed! If you’d like to get up close and personal with hawks, owls and other beautiful birds of prey then book in today with us. 

Whatever package you choose will be filled with fun, exciting and memorable moments. 

Find out more about the Mayfield Birds of Prey and book your encounter with the Irish raptors!




3. Explore The Burren National Park

The Burren, located in Co Clare, is certainly one of the biggest natural wonders in Ireland. The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is a great place for a staycation. 

The Burren is a large Limestone plateau that’s filled with various plants and animals. In the Burren National Park, there are lakes, cliffs, woodland and even springs to visit.

You can enjoy a wonderful day exploring everything that the Burren National Park has to offer. Enjoy the woodlands and take in nature around the park or hike to the highest point in Knockanes. 

Visit the low lying limestone pavement where you can see a number of semi-permanent lakes and take in the breathtaking scenery around you.

If you’d like to learn more about the wonders contained within the Burren National Park take a look at their website to find out all you need to know. 


If you’re looking for the perfect staycation this year then we suggest checking out these attractions. 

If you want to learn more about the Mayfield Birds of Prey then be sure to get in contact with us today to book a day with our raptors!

Mayfield Birds of Prey

Kilmacthomas Centre Workhouses, Union Road, Kilmacthomas , Co.Waterford

086-2134367 (Willie)
087-3559876 (Bridget)

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