Ireland is full of culture, entertainment, and so much more. For any solo female traveller, here are some must-do activities for your trip to the Emerald Isle.

Planning a trip to Ireland as a solo female traveller? Well, if so, we are going to guide you on some must-do activities for your time in Ireland.

Every inch of Ireland has something new and exciting to discover, so it doesn’t matter which county or area you’re heading to, as we are certain you’ll have an abundance of activities to choose from no matter where you go.

From cultural experiences and museums to hikes and activities in the fresh outdoors, we have got you covered with five must-do activities for women travelling solo in Ireland.

1. Go for a hike or a walk

Let’s say you’re a solo female traveller who loves the great outdoors. Well, then a hike in one of Ireland’s mountainous ranges, cliff walks, or promenades is an absolute must.

If you’re in Dublin, we recommend checking out the Howth Cliff Walk. This cliff walk is one of the most majestic, not just in Dublin but in Ireland as a whole.

There are a few different routes you can take to tackle this epic peninsula, and each one will suit different people depending on your level of fitness.

This is an epic spot to catch the sunrise, too. Maybe you like the solitude of a solo walk, or maybe you prefer to go as a group. There are a number of walking groups in every part of Ireland, just a search away if this is the route that suits you. 

Specifically, there are some great female-led and female-only groups for those who wish to remain in women’s circles for preference or for safety.

2. Hit the bars

If you’re planning on socialising in Ireland, some of the best places to do so are in the numerous bars that each city has to offer.

We recommend joining groups like ‘Girls Love Travel’, a female-only Facebook group where women can talk, discuss, and plan meetups all over the world.

If you wanted safety in numbers, this is a great way to explore the bars with the knowledge that you have people to go home with and converse with throughout the night.

Pubs in Ireland are truly like no other in the world, so it’s a must! You’ll usually find beer flowing, craic to be had, and some traditional Irish music being played by locals in the corner.

3. Stay in a cosy Airbnb

Hotels are great and everything, but staying in a cosy Airbnb somewhere in Ireland is a bucket list activity you can’t miss out on, even when you’re travelling alone as a woman!

Ireland has some really unique Airbnb options, like treehouses, yurt glamping, and cosy cabins dotted around the country.

We recommend picking an Airbnb by the beach or near a lake, bringing a good book and your drink of choice, and relaxing for a couple of nights away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

If you’re planning an extended trip in Ireland, this is a great way to unwind away from ticking off all of your bucket list activities while still being a memorable and beautiful experience.

4. Go for a cold swim

No matter what time of year you visit Ireland, it’s not going to be super warm, except for a couple of weeks in the summer.

However, no matter how warm Ireland gets, the water in the oceans and lakes is always going to be freezing!

This is one of the great activities you can do as a solo female traveller. It’s invigorating, nourishing, and absolutely exhilarating! 

Plus, if it’s something you’d prefer to do as a group, there are numerous women-led groups you can join that do this on a weekly basis!

5. Take part in a yoga class or retreat

Travelling alone can be daunting at times, so it’s great to build a network of other people in the area you are travelling. 

One of the best ways you can do this as a solo female traveller is by taking part in a yoga class or a retreat.


There are numerous options for this all over the country, but to really get a feel for the culture and to create a bond with other women in the area, we recommend spending a few days at a retreat to really get the full experience!

We are confident that these five activities will fully immerse you in the culture of Ireland and give you a fulfilling and memorable adventure to remember!