Overindulged (again) this Christmas? We hear ya.
January is the perfect time to get outdoors and active.
Here are some of our tips for places to visit this January.
1) Killarney National Park
Walk, run or cycle at Killarney National Park.
A 26,000 acre family friendly park which opens all year round. It has 6 walking trails ranging from easy to difficult and from 3 km to 7 km.
On your visit you can see the McGillycuddy Reeks, the Killarney Lakes, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle and Muckross House and Gardens.
For more information, visit www.killarneynationalpark.ie
Above: Close up of Muckross House on Scratchable Map Ireland
2) Fota Wildlife Park
See the Chilean Flamingo, Rothschild Giraffe and Sumatran Tiger as you stroll the paths of the 100 acre Fota Wildlife Park.
To find out more, visit www.fotawildlife.ie
Above: Close up of Fota Wildlife Park on Scratchable Map Ireland
Glendalough is part of Wicklow National Park. It has lots of walking trails which range from easy to challenging. You can get a trail guide in the visitor centre.
There are nine marked routes ranging from 2 km to 11 km.
Other walks to consider are the 12 km Avonmore Walk and the 30 km St Kevin's Way.
If you're a more serious or experienced walker, you could consider the 131 km Wicklow Way.
To learn more, visit www.glendalough.ie
Above: Close up of Glendalough on Scratchable Map Ireland
4) Castletown House
Castletown House is the centre piece of a 550 acre estate. The house itself opens in springtime, but the parkland is open all year around and free to enter.
Walk along the River Liffey and see Mrs Siddons Temple, Betty Langley Gate Lodge and The Wonderful Barn.
The longer loop should take approximately 1 hour.
Visit www.castletown.ie, to find out more.
Above: Close up of Castletown House on Scratchable Map Ireland
5) Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh is a 16,000 hectare park with six walking trails. The routes are a variety of looped and out and back, ranging in difficulty and terrain type taking between 30 and 90 minutes.
Take in the castle, lake, gardens and mountains as you stroll around the park.
If you're looking for some variety, bicycles can be rented from the visitor centre and hill walking is very popular in the area.
Learn more about the park on www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie
Above: Close up of Glenveagh National Park on Scratchable Map Ireland
Any other suggestions for attractions where you can get active?
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