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Active & Outdoors

Being outdoors, breathing great lungfuls of salt wind, is what it’s all about on Loop Head. There is a vast range of activities to choose from, from the placid to the adventurous, on land and on water. Most of the activities shown here involve making use of local knowledge and guidance – perhaps the best way to experience and learn as much as you can while you’re here…

Active & outdoors

Ireland vacation packages

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure Ireland’s greatest river opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt – home to Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins.  With approximately 200 individuals here at the Mouth of the Shannon, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world.… ..Read more >
Camping in Ireland attractions


As dedicated camping enthusiasts know, camping is an activity in itself. At Loop Head, you can either pitch your tent in the wild (with permission), camp on an established site, or avail of state-of-the-art eco-camping facilities. Details: Purecamping (Querrin) Phone: +353 (0)65 905 79 53
/ Trea: +353 (0)86 381 92… ..Read more >
Tour ireland and experience Coasteering


Coasteering is a fairly new adventure sport that has been spreading fast throughout Europe and the UK in recent years and is now becoming increasingly popular in Ireland too. Coasteering involves climbing, jumping, scrambling and swimming around the rock pools, cliffs and caves of the intertidal zone. The Loop Head… ..Read more >
The cliffs of Moher walking


A ramble around Loop Head takes in wildlife, history, geology, heritage, scenery and of course the obligatory stops to chat with the locals and enjoy a meal or a coffee. You can please yourself: either wander wherever the road and the mood take you, or try a guided walk led… ..Read more >
HorseRiding at Loophead

Horse Riding

There is perhaps no better way to enjoy the unique peace and laid-back pace of the Loop Head peninsula than on horseback. If you feel like saddling up, Carmen’s Riding School can offer short or long treks on quiet country roads with beautiful views over the Shannon Estuary, Poulnasherry Bay… ..Read more >


Cyclists keen to experience Loop Head on two wheels will be relieved to learn that the peninsula has a very gently undulating topography, with almost no daunting hills. The Loop Head Cycleway is a 65km circuit along the coast roads starting and ending in Kilkee, hugging the shores of the… ..Read more >
Cliff walk at Loop Head

Guided Scenic Tours

If you want to see Loop Head the easy way, you can always let someone else do the driving… Emerald Irish Tours, a local, family-run tour and transport business, provides scenic and historical tours of the peninsula for small groups. The operation is run by sisters Martina and Carmel Haugh… ..Read more >


When tidal and weather conditions permit, Loop Head is an ideal spot for kayakers. The coastline is honeycombed with caves, large and small – many of them home to grey seals – and there is some arresting cliff and shoreline scenery to marvel at from the many isolated coves and… ..Read more >
Ireland sailing is one of the great things to do


Loop Head has it all for sailors: you can go on an unforgettable sailing trip from almost anywhere around the peninsula. Try a trip from Kilrush to Scattery Island and on to Carrigaholt, or from Carrigaholt to the tip of the peninsula, viewing beautiful rock formations, seals, seabirds and dolphins… ..Read more >
Scuba on the coast of Ireland

Scuba Diving

Jacques Cousteau once described Loop Head as the best diving spot in Europe, and the vast array of marine life here attracts divers from all around the globe. Divers can go to depths from 10 metres to 45 metres, and enter another world. You can swim through a ‘kelp forest’… ..Read more >

Sea Angling

             Sea angling with an experienced skipper on a custom-built fishing boat is the safest and most rewarding way to enjoy this sport. Carrigaholt Sea Angling trips, led by skipper Luke Aston, take in the Shannon Estuary or the more open seas at Loop Head itself, depending on the weather.… ..Read more >
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