From the adventurous and challenging to the refreshing and reinvigorating, the Hook Peninsula offers a myriad of new experiences for all ages and tastes. Cut through the ocean waves for a day’s kite surfing or kayaking, go Scuba-diving in the depths around the famous Hook Lighthouse or lose yourself in remote bays in search of hard fighting silver sea bass. Test your mettle quad biking, or cycle at your leisure through scenery that will leave you breathless.
Hook Head Adventures
Every adventure activity provided is a perfect mix of excitement, local story’s you’ll hardly believe as well as high levels of adventure and stunning scenery! Check out the following activities:
The birthplace of Dylan Thomas and Catherine Zeta Jones, this is a lively and vibrant maritime city that's well known for its energetic nightlife and a wide range of clubs, bars and restaurants.
- Sea Kayaking Experience
- Sunset Kayaking Experience
- Sea Kayaking Mini-Tour (Family friendly)
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Adventure Bike Rental
- Mountain Explorer Experience
Further information at www.hookheadadventures.ie
Hooked Kite surfing
Why not come and feel the buzz and thrill of the fastest growing watersport in the world!
Further information at www.hookedkitesurfing.ie
Fishing Lakes at Loch Mahon
The beautiful Loch Mahon is comprised of four spring fed lakes. The upper lake is stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout and is an ideal tranquil spot for fly fishing. Both the two centre lakes are ideal for fly and bait fishing and suitable for beginners and children. The lower lake is stocked with Carp and is for the more experienced angler.
Further information at www.lochmahon.com
Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre
Large range of land and water sports including Coasteering, Kayaking, Canoeing, Surfing, Rock-climbing, Caving, Archery, Orienteering, Team Challenges and Abseiling. Suitable for young and old alike, whether you wish to learn a new sport or just have fun.
Further information at www.shielbagganoec.ie
Tintern Trail walks
Pretty inland countryside with quiet woodland walks, combined with a stretch of coastline which is particularly beautiful, makes this part of Wexford one of the most scenic areas of Ireland. These walks encompass many distinctive attractions, including spectacular scenery, ancient monuments and a variety of birdlife. These are open to the public and can be accessed without booking.
The Norman Way
A heritage trail that runs along the south coast of County Wexford is easily accessed from Hook Lodge. Along this Wexford Trail you will discover medieval sites which will help you to understand Norman history. These hidden gems of the Norman Way are waiting to be explored by you down quiet country lanes, in beautiful seaside villages and alongside stunning beaches.
Oldcourt Stables & Riding School
Set in the beautiful woodlands of Oldcourt, Ballykelly, New Ross, Co Wexford, Oldcourt offers everything for the horse-lover: riding lessons, showjumping, cross country or trekking. Treks cater for both beginners and advanced riders of all ages.Walk, trot or canter down the beautiful valley by the millstream on the farm, all around country lanes surrounded by woods.
Further information at www.oldcourtstables.com
South East Charters
South East Charters will provide the ultimate sea angling or scenic boat cruise experience. Sea angling includes options of wreck fishing or general ground angling, both which produce excellent mixed catches of conger, ling, pollock, coalfish and cod. During the summer months shark fishing provides good sport with catches up to 100lb. Rod hire is available.
Further information at www.seatours.ie
Faithlegg golf club
Opened in May 1993, Faithlegg Golf Course Waterford, Ireland, was designed by renowned Irish golf course architect Mr. Paddy Merrigan. The course carries Merrigan’s familiar stamp of difficulty, undulating greens, water hazards and perfectly placed sand traps, all of which, complete and heighten the challenge which is “Faithlegg”.
Further information at www.faithlegggolfclub.com
Abbey Par 3 Golf
Abbey Par 3 Golf near Fethard-on-Sea in County Wexford is 40 acres of well groomed parkland. 18 holes with sand bunkers, water hazards and challenging greens, maintained to the highest standard will test your skills. The course is open from dawn to dusk all year.
Further information at www.abbeypar3.com