Irish Hiking and Adventure Stores

Irish Hiking and Adventure Stores

It’s impossible to get away from the fact that Christmas is coming. And this year, more than ever, it is vitally important that each and every one of us try to support Irish businesses as much we can. To make this easier, this blog post gives an outline of some Irish hiking and adventure stores. All of the below list are Irish owned and play an important role in each of their own local communities.  

(All information correct as at 25th November 2020.)

Westmeath

Outdoor Sports, Mullingar

As always, we start in the centre of everything and in the heart of the country. I can personally recommend Outdoor Sports Mullingar having bought many items here over the years. Most recently, getting waterproof trousers in preparation for completing the West Highland Way. Believe me; they were well needed for that trip (sideways rain!!) and they have not let me down since on all of my adventures.

Dublin

53 Degrees North

Wholly owned Irish company with a huge range of products.

  • Location – Stores in Blanchardstown, Carrickmines and Cork City
  • Shop online – Yes – www.53degreesnorth.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €5 to Ireland and the UK. Free if order is over €100. Free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @53degreesnorth

Great Outdoors

Founded in 1976 and 100% Irish owned. Known for their main store in Dublin City Centre, they also operate from the Awesome Walls indoor climbing centre in Finglas.

  • Location – South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
  • Shop online – Yes www.greatoutdoors.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €6 to the island of Ireland. Free if order is over €40. Free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @greatoutdoors76

Basecamp

Independent, 100% Irish owned outdoor retailer based in Dublin City Centre.

  • Location – Jervis Street, Dublin 1
  • Shop online – Yes – www.basecamp.ie
  • Delivery Charges – Free delivery to the Republic of Ireland for all orders over €30.
  • Instagram: @basecampdublin

Ramblers Way

Family business opened in the Capital in 1983. 

  • Location – Mary Street, Dublin 1
  • Shop online – Yes – www.ramblersway.ie
  • Delivery Charges –  €8 to the island of Ireland. Free if order is over €50.
  • Instagram: @ramblerswaydublin

Outdoor Adventure Store

Established in 2000 and now operating stores based in Dublin, Bray and Cork

Online Only

Galz Gone Wild

Galzgonewild is an instagram sensation with the aim of reconnecting women to nature through hikes, outdoor events and other crazy adventures. Membership and gift vouchers for said adventures are available through the website. 

Alpine Sports

Irish owned company providing climbing and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

Galway

Call of The Wild

We go west to Irish hiking and adventure stores in Galway and first up is Call of the Wild located in the city.

  • Location – Eglington Street, Galway
  • Shop online – Yes – www.callofthewild.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €8 to the island of Ireland. Free if order is over €50. Free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @callofthewildgalway

River Deep Mountain High

River Deep Mountain High are Galway’s oldest outdoor store.

Outback Jacks

Family owned outdoors shop established in 2014 and based in Galway.

  • Location – Whitegate, Ballybane, Galway
  • Shop online – Yes – www.outbackjacks.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €4.95 to the island of Ireland with a free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @outbackjacksireland

The Outdoor Shop

Retail arm of Portwest, a designer and manufacturer of outdoor clothing and leisurewear. The online store also stocks other well known outdoor brands.

Wicklow

Adventure.ie

Is Glendalough the home of Irish hiking? I think it should be because it’s amazing. This store is located in Laragh and also online through their website. They are 100% Irish owned. Also specialising in running outdoor activities and training courses.

  • Location – Brokagh Centre, Laragh, Co.Wicklow
  • Shop online – Yes – www.adventure.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €7.50 to the island of Ireland. Free if order is over €50. Free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @adventure.ie

Kerry

Landers

This is a family owned store based in the kingdom of Kerry.

  • Location – Mile Height Retail Park, Tralee
  • Shop online – Yes – www.landers.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €3 to the island of Ireland. Free if order is over €40. 
  • Instagram: @landers_tralee

Cork

Wild Side Sports

Moving to the rebel county, this is a lovely store run by a married couple in west Cork. 

  • Location – Unit 8, Bandon Retail Park
  • Shop online – Yes – www.wildsidesports.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €5 to the Republic of Ireland. Free if order is over €20. Free click and collect service.
  • Instagram: @wildsidesports

Meath

Sports Den

And on to royal Meath. This is a Navan based sporting goods business that is fully Irish owned and operated.

  • Location – Navan, Co. Meath
  • Shop online – Yes – www.sportsden.ie
  • Delivery Charges – €7.50. Free if order is over €150. 
  • Instagram: @sportsden_ie

Happy Shopping

That brings to an end my list of Irish Hiking and Adventure Stores. Hope you are able to find something amazing for the adventurer in your life. Or, if you happen to be a fan of Parks and Recs – “Treat Yo’Self!”