Great Activities to Try in Ireland for Father’s Day

This Father’s Day why not treat dad to a unique Irish experience? Whether he’s an outdoorsman, a motorhead, or a man who appreciates the finer things; Ireland has something for every dad!


Fish at One of Ireland’s Many Beauty Spots

Fishing enthusiasts will delight at the sheer variety and quality of fish available in Ireland. There is a wealth of breathtaking fishing spots dotted throughout the country. Dramatic coastal waters and picturesque rivers are scattered throughout the country and are sure to provide an abundance of fresh fish. Cast a line with your father in one of Ireland’s many captivating fishing locations. Some of our favorites are Strabane, County Tyrone; Delphi, Country Mayo; Waterville, County Kerry; and Lough Corrib, County Galway.

Lough Muckno, County Monaghan, a top fishing location in Ireland. Image courtesy of

Taste Authentic Irish Whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery

Calling all whiskey lovers! Tour the historic Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin. Learn about Ireland’s most famous whiskey in buildings that date back to 1795. Discover how John Jameson focused on the highest quality ingredients and triple distilling process resulting in exceptionally smooth whiskey.  You’ll enjoy the tasting tour and leave knowing the fascinating process that’s involved with making this world-renowned whiskey. The Jameson experience ends at JJ’s Bar, where you can spend time with Dad savoring a high-quality Irish whisky. This is sure to be a memorable day that will certainly leave you with a merry feeling!

Whiskey Tasting at the Old Jameson Distillery
The Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin. Image courtesy of

Sample “The Black Stuff” at Guinness Storehouse

Visit the spectacular Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate in Dublin to find out what it takes to make the famous stout. The journey begins on the ground floor where you’ll hear about the brewing story and browse the Guinness retail shop for your favorite memorabilia. Continue through the remaining seven floors which are filled with interactive experiences about the brewing heritage. Learn how the beer has been traveling the globe since 1769 and is shipped to over 150 countries. Become an expert Guinness pourer at the academy located on the fourth floor. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in the famous rooftop Gravity Bar. The perfect quality time, where dad can appreciate his pint from the first velvet-smooth sip to the very last drop.

Sample "The Black Stuff" at Guinness Storehouse
The Cooperage exhibit, located on the first floor showcases the ancient craft of cask making and methods used by Guinness for years. Image courtesy of

Drive the Magnificent Wild Atlantic Way

Set out on an enduring drive with your father along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way and explore the world’s largest defined coastal route, running 2,500km in length. Create a lasting memory with the charming scenary and incredible landscapes. Tour the rugged, remote, and off-beaten tracks of Donegal headlings in the North downwards to the beautiful peninsulas of Kerry and Cork. Don’t forget your camera to capture the exquisite moments along your road trip!

Treat your dad to a road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way
Slea Head, County Kerry. Image courtesy of

Golf in the Spectacular Old Head of Kinsale

Golf fanatics will savor the breathtaking views at the Old Head Golf Links. Built on 220 acres of land jetting out over 2 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, this course is truly unforgettable. You will be stunned by the Hydrangea bushes and Rose Rugosa lining the driveway and at the sight of the famous lighthouse stationed at the tip. Be sure to try a round of memorable golf with Dad at the Old Head during his special day!

Treat him to a Round of Golf at the Old Head of Kinsale
18th hole at the Old Head Golf Links. Image courtesy of

Spoil Dad for Father’s Day

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