Three Irish attractions in Lonely Planet’s adventures book
Activities in Mayo, Sligo and Monaghan make it into Lonely Planet’s newest guide
Climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo has been described as the ultimate pilgrimage by Lonely Planet’s latest guide. Photograph: Alan Betson
The Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate Adventures ranks climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo as its ultimate pilgrimage, while surfing in Mullaghmore Head in Sligo and horse-riding on the Castle Leslie estate in Monaghan have been included in its top-ten list of adventure activities and destinations.
Last week, it was announced that Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Adventure Travel World Summit will be held in Killarney, Co Kerry next year.
“Ireland was once the best kept secret in activity tourism but increasingly, due to the great product we have to offer, the word is getting out,” he said.
“With its ability to generate jobs and revenue in rural areas, I will be ensuring that this Government will continue to be four square behind the continuing growth of this sector.”