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

Climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo has been described as the ultimate pilgrimage by Lonely Planet’s latest guide. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 13:50

Three attractions in counties Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo have been included in the Lonely Planets’ newest guide book.

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.

The Government along with tourism agencies have been working to develop Ireland as a strong adventure tourism venue in recent years, according to Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

“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.”

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