Activities and Events

Activities and Events

Relax your body and unwind your mind through awe-inspiring outdoor adventures on the majestic River Shannon, or Grand Canal through ancient waters that were once navigated by Vikings in the 10th century.

Mid Ireland Adventure is beautifully positioned along the River Shannon in the charming, rural town of Banagher On the Shannon, while its sister company “The Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike (MTB) Centre” is located at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
As Europe’s oldest mountain range, the Slieve Blooms is home to Ireland’s largest state-owned Nature Reserve, offering the perfect location to explore the great outdoors.

Through the passionate and experienced Mid Ireland Adventure team, explore this epic landscape through a wide range of unforgettable land and water eco-based activities from guided mountain bike tours, hiking tours, and archery workshops to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayak safaris.

Highlights include:

Mid-Ireland Adventure Team: Passionate adventure experts | Knowledgeable | Customer-focused.

Epic Landscape: Off the beaten track | Unspoiled Slieve Bloom Mountains | River Shannon | Land & water.

Simply Be: Breathe the fresh air | Enjoy the great outdoors | Embrace the natural surroundings.
History | Learn the secrets in the landscape | From Vikings to Ireland’s legendary Celtic heroes.

Adventure & Tours: Try something new! | Learn from experienced guides | Memorable experiences.

Registration for the 2024 Knight Run is now open

Have you got what it takes to complete the Kinnitty Castle 10km Knight Run Challenge on Friday 2nd February 2024?

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2024 Adventure Summer Camps

Mid Ireland Adventure Summer Camps are action packed with an array of land and water based activities located at Banagher On the Shannon. Our aim is to inspire a love of the great outdoors to the younger generation all while developing new skills; boosting your child’s confidence are creating everlasting memories in a safe and fun environment.

We are…

  • A provider that makes the welfare and safeguarding of the children under our care our number one priority !
  • A fabulous summer camp set in a beautiful location in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands !
  • Provide a wide range of challenging and exciting activities !
  • An outdoor activity provider run by experienced people you can trust !


Activities Include: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Archery, Kayaking, Bushcraft, Learn about Leave No Trace and much more….

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Stand Up Paddle Board/Kayak Rental

Keep Discovering, there is a world of adventure at your door step. Hire a SUP Board or a single or double sit on kayak from our base at Banagher on the Shannon and explore the broad majestic Shannon.

Please Note: Participants U-17 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Minimum age for SUP – 10 years of age and older,

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Guided Kayak Safaris

Join Mid Ireland Adventure on one of their Kayak safaris at Banagher On the Shannon. This is an exciting way to explore the inland waterways of Ireland. This  hour Kayak Safari begins from our riverside base at Mid Ireland Adventure.

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Stand Up Paddle Board SAFARIS

Join Mid Ireland Adventure on one of their SUP safaris at Banagher On the Shannon. This is an exciting way to explore the inland waterways of Ireland. This two hour SUP Safari begins at the Mid Ireland Adventure base located at Banagher Marina.

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Explore the mountain ranges of Munster this winter with Mid Ireland Adventure. Five guided mountain hikes located across the Munster region culminating with an epic hike of Carrauntoohil Mountain the highest mountain in Ireland.
Please Note these walks require a relative level of fitness.
The Comeragh hike will include short scrambling sections, please don’t register for this hike if your afraid of heights.

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Bike Rental @ Banagher on the Shannon

Get on your bike and explore the ancient monastic sites from our river side base at Banagher on the Shannon.

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Lough Boora Night Run

We are very excited to add the inaugural Lough Boora 10km Night Run to our event calendar in 2020. The award-winning Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co Offaly is a paradise.

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Sharpen your eye and test your skill. Mid Ireland Adventure archery range introduces you to the joy of the recurve bow. Take a step back into the past and experience the world of Robin Hood. Celebrate a sport that has shaped the human history of hunting, sport, and competition.

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Hens & Stags

Take the stress out of organizing your Stag or Hen weekend away. Mid Ireland Adventure & Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Centre caters to all your needs. As well as providing super fun water and land-based activities we can also recommend the best local accommodation providers in the County Offaly.

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Off the Bloom Adventure Race

Following on from the postponement of last year’s Off the Bloom Adventure Race, 2021 Off the Bloom Race plans to be even bigger and better.

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