Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover over 500 acres. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station.
The Poulaphouca reservoir is the largest man made lake in Ireland and is a great base for a variety of outdoor activities.
The road around the lake offers amazing views over the reservoir and the Wicklow Mountains. Drive or Cycle around the lake and visit historic villages such as Valleymount, Ballyknockan or Lacken.
Cycle the popular Blessington Greenway and visit nearby Russborough House.
Bring family or friends out and enjoy a paddle / sail on the lake or have some fun and laughs with other outdoor activities available. Have a look below for some ideas

    Cherokee Challenge

    Hens / Stags, Team Challenge

    Low Intensity Duration: 3 hours Activities: Land and water Price: €60.00 per person This challenge will give you a taste of what is was like to be a Native Indian as…

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      BirthdayParty 1 hour

      Family bundles

      Adventure Zone & Russborough Maze Time: 1 Hour Price: €15 per person Age: 7+ Minimum Numbers: 10 Enjoy 1 hour from a choice of the Adventure Zone activities followed by…

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        Segway Tour Russborough

        Family bundles

        Time: 1 Hour Price: €40 per person Age: 12+ Min Numbers Required: 3 Live life adventurously! Come and explore some of the 720 acres of Russborough House & parklands with…

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          First Aid Training Level 1


          Our fully qualified instructors offer Level 1 and Level 1 (A) Emergency Care First Aid Courses at Avon Ri. Available in both Blessington and Phoenix Park

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            Sailing (Keel Boats)


            We offer a number of different courses to suit all levels of experience. All our courses are run to Irish Sailing Association standards and all our instructors are fully qualified.…

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              Kayaking Lessons


              Accreditation: ICU Level 1 Kayaking Skills Level 1 is an introduction to kayaking and is a great place to start for the complete beginner. Accreditation: ICU Level 2 Kayaking Skills…

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                Land Activities, Orienteering

                Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. You will be given a map which…

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                  Air Rifles

                  Land Activities, Air Rifle Shooting

                  Air guns are great to use. They are ideal for the first time shooter. Have fun with your mates testing your skills at hitting the targets. Despite having next to…

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                    Dinghy Sailing

                    Courses, Young Adventurers

                    Dinghies are great for day sailing, having fun and racing. They are a popular, affordable and an exciting way of getting afloat. Our beginner lessons are run in a relaxed…

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                      Courses, Water Activities, Windsurfing

                      Lessons or Rental available. Windsurfing has never been easier to learn with the stable boards available today. Our windsurfing courses are for both beginners & more advanced students and are…

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