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

    Stay Low!

    2018 Bundles, Family bundles

    Group Number Restrictions Min 4   /   Max 12 Time: 3 Hours Price: €55 Activities: Archery, Low Zone & Sit on Top Kayak (Groups in this option will be…

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      The Play Zone

      2018 Bundles, Family bundles

      Group Number Restrictions – Min 4  /  Max 12 Price: €55 Time: 3 Hours Activities – High and Low Zone (Groups in this option will be mixed)     *Some…

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        Family Fun Pack


        Includes – Zipline, Archery, Sit on top Kayak… Group Number Restrictions – Min 4   /   Max 12 2 adults & 2 kids Price: €38 (based on 2 adults,…

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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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                Boat Hire

                Family bundles, Young Adventurers

                Family Fun on the water.   Sit On Top Kayaks:  are the ideal way to try kayaking. On a calm day children accompanied by adults or adults on their own may…

                from 25.00

                  Sit on top kayak


                  Sit On Top Kayaks are the ideal way to try kayaking. On a calm day children accompanied by adults or adults on their own may take these boats on the…

                  from 25.00


                    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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                        Segway Tour Blessington

                        Land Activities, Segway Tour

                        Live life adventurously! Come experience our Segway Tour alongside the breathtaking Blessington Lakes, visit local historical attractions along the way using our lake trails and some of the the new…

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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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