Four Hubs to Try on Your Next Outdoor Adventure
30 January 2024 By Leah Fairman
[Sliabh Liag Cliffs via Ireland’s Content Pool]
It feels like it’s been a particularly long (and chilly!) winter. But spring is finally here, and with it - longer evenings and warmer weather. With that in mind, what better time to start exploring all the hidden gems our beautiful island has to offer. Here are four of the most impressive natural Irish sites, and of course, their nearest hubs! You can reserve a desk for as little as one day using our online booking system, popping in to get some work done before rejoining your outdoor adventure.
1. Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Donegal
Donegal is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most striking counties, home to soaring mountains and haunting landscapes. On its rugged eastern coast, you’ll find some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs; Sliabh Liag. Looking out to the wild Atlantic, a walk on this fabulous stretch is sure to blow away the cobwebs. Be sure to pop into the visitor centre and café afterwards for a warm cuppa!
Nearby hub: gTeic @ Cill Charthaigh
[Ring of Kerry via Ireland’s Content Pool]
2. Ring of Kerry
This winding 179km route in the glorious ‘Kingdom’, aka Co. Kerry, is known for its captivating beauty. It’ll take approximately three and a half hours by car, but why not break up the trip and stay overnight in one of its picturesque towns, like Kenmare or Killarney? You’ll also pass lakes, medieval castles, and gorgeous sandy beaches, all while enjoying splendid views of the pride of Kerry; the soaring MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains.
There are lots of hubs to choose from in Kerry. Nearby hubCheck out: The Box CoWork Killarney
[The Burren via Ireland’s Content Pool]
3. The Burren, Clare
If it’s haunting landscapes you’re after, look no further than the Burren in Co. Clare. This UNESCO Global Geopark is made up of slabs of limestone covering an amazing 1,800 hectares. It’s home to an array of botanical life despite looking completely barren from a distance. The Visitor Information Point in nearby Corofin is well worth a visit too.
Nearby hub: Ennistymon Hub DigiClare
[Newgrange via Ireland’s Content Pool]
4. Brú na Bóinne, Meath
In the north-east of the country, you’ll find another UNESCO site; Brú na Bóinne (Valley of the Boyne). This ancient region is home to – among other archaeological wonders – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These elaborate tombs date back to the Neolithc period and incredibly, are aligned with the changing seasons. On the shortest day of the year, December 21st, sunlight famously pours into a chamber within Newgrange, the area’s most well-known tomb.
Nearby hub: Gibbstown DigiTech
Those are just four of the most impressive Irish natural sites – there are certainly plenty more! And remember there are over 300 digital hubs dotted around the country too. Why not book that trip without having to use up your annual leave – it’s easy to do, here.