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Northwest Ireland is the best-kept secret of the Emerald Isle.

Pristine surfing beaches, quirky coastal towns, vast moors, historic castles and sweeping glens are what awaits in Counties Sligo and Donegal.

best kayaking tours in northwest ireland

Kayaking in the sky – or so it seems! Splash in Sligo’s estuary to make friends with seals in Knocknarea nountains’s shadow.

The region is perfect for kayaking, as the lake, river and sea are all closely interconnected. Kayak on Lough Gill to explore abandoned islands (perhaps even the Lake Isle of Innisfree, immortalised by W.B. Yeats). On the other side of the colourful streets of Sligo town, kayak among seals in the Ballisadare estuary. If you’re feeling braver, head out into the Atlantic to discover Ireland from a new perspective.

Browse our upcoming kayaking tours in Northwest Ireland below.

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 See more exciting Wilderness Ireland kayaking trips here! Or, browse our other active trips in Ireland. If nothing suits your needs, submit a tailor-made query to have a trip custom-built for you.

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