We were so pleased by the enthusiastic feedback from the singles weekend in June, that we’ve decided to go ahead with another one at the end of this month. Yep, we know it’s right after the Lisdoonvarna Festival, but ours is uniquely different, and we don’t know of anyone else who’s doing this in Ireland right now.
The clue is in the title: Singles Adventure Weekend. With us, the “match-making” has been abandoned in favour of high (and medium) adrenalin-inducing outdoors adventure. The idea is to bring like-minded people together and put you through a programme of activities that necessitate interaction and co-operation. After that, it’s up to yourselves – to connect with new buddies, BFF’s or possibly even soul mates.
Ensuing relationships are a bonus. The singles weekend is primarily about getting out there and having the craic with other people in the same boat as you.
If this is ringing your bell, September 26th – 28th are the dates to bookmark.
Departing Roonagh Pier on Friday evening, you’ll be back on the mainland again by lunchtime on Sunday, allowing plenty of time to leisurely explore Louisburgh, Leenane or Westport and still be homeward bound by early evening.
The evenings on the island will be choca-bloc with delicious meals, music, banter and other craic in the Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant.
A beach challenge on Saturday morning will start the day with lots of laughs. In the afternoon there’ll be a choice between coasteering (for the water babies), climbing & abseiling (for those with a head for heights) or hiking the stunning island that is famed for its magnificent views and its abundant flora and fauna.
Singles of all levels of experience (including none) are welcome for all activities. There are some basic requirements (such as being comfortable swimming in the sea if you opt for coasteering), but the instructors will ensure a fun and safe day out for all, even complete beginners. As long as you have a can-do spirit, you’ll be grand!
On Saturday evening you’ll reconvene in the bar to swop stories of your adventures with your new buddies (and who knows, maybe even your new love). Sunday morning will be very relaxed, with a stroll about the island after breakfast before departing by ferry at 1pm.
All in price of €215 includes return ferry, two nights Bed & Breakfast in the comfortable and high quality Go Explore Hostel, dinner on Friday and Saturday night, lunch on Saturday, plus all activities. There is also an option to stay in a local B&B instead of the hostel. Full details are available here.