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28th Feb 2013

Stick A Pin In It: Bored? Feeling Blah? Maybe It’s Time You Tried Something New

Make 2013 the year that you cross something off your bucket list. Every week we'll be showing you activities that can add excitement and fun to your life.

Bucket lists: they’re something we all have. You know that long list of things that you’d absolutely love to try but never get around to because you don’t have the money or the energy?

Why not make 2013 the year that you finally get to cross something off that list? Trying something new can add a breath of fresh air to your life. It can help you to figure out the things you like, the things you don’t like and it can shake things up and add some excitement to your life.

This week we’re looking at rock climbing!


Is 2013 the year you climb your first mountain


Ireland is made up of some amazing mountains and cliffs and did you know that we also have a thriving rock climbing scene?

Broadly speaking, rock climbing involves climbing up steep rock formations. Climbers use safety equipment to help them on their way, but a certain level of strength, endurance and mental control is needed in order to cope with the various challenges offered up by rock climbing.

Whther it’s for the thrill, the adventure of to simply challenge yourself physically, rock climbing is not only good for the body, it’s also good for the mind and the soul. Plus it offers you a chance to take in some of Ireland’s beautiful landscapes from a bird’s eye view.

Fancy seeing how tough you really are and having an amazing time while doing so? Then why not make 2013 the year you go rock climbing?


You can learn the art of rock climbing all over Ireland, however if you want a great introduction to the activity check out

Based in Dublin, they specalise in bringing groups rock climbing. The climbs take place in Dalkey Quarry and there are dozens of different climbing routes available for all levels. You’ll learn the basics of rock climbing or, if you have some experience already, you can try something a little more challenging.

It’s a great way to get started and/or introduce your friends to rock climbing as a hobby.

When? operates all year round so you can try your hand at rock climbing whenever you want! For more details, it’s probably best to contact them directly and have a chat.

How much?

Prices vary, however a one day rock climbing trip will set you back €50 per person (a minimum of four people is required and helmets and harnesses are provided). For more information, get in touch with

How do I cross this off my list?

Get started by visiting’s website by clicking here.

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