Sports and the Outdoors

Ardmore Adventures. Ardmore and other nearby beaches have become meccas for water-sports lovers, and this shop organizes snorkeling, kayaking, powerboating, and anything else that involves fun and the sea. There's also some rock climbing on local cliffs. Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Co. Waterford. 083/374–3889;

Killaloe River Cruises. A cute, 12-seater passenger boat takes you on a serene, one-hour cruise of Lough Derg and into the River Shannon. It's a great chance to take in the unique wildlife and natural beauty of the region. Boats leave from the lakeshore at Killaloe, on the Clare bank of the lake. Killaloe, Co. Clare. 086/814–0559; €7.50– €14.