The weather might be frightful but wrap up well and try the great Irish outdoors!

As Christmas ticks ever closer, whether you're in the festive spirit, or not, have you thought about doing something different and adventurous over your holidays?

Stand on the summit of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, in the bracing Kerry air, savoring spectacular, sparkling views; kayak across bottomless, glaciated lakes in Killarney, feeling the fresh Atlantic breeze in your hair, as you explore limestone caves and wooded islands.

Rock climb and reach new heights of adrenaline on sandstone cliffs, high in the ice-carved Gap of Dunloe or discover hidden Kerry Way hikes, where every step onwards is a step backwards in time; past famine cottages, ambush sites and Celtic standing stones...

With transport and all equipment provided outdoor adventure company, Outdoors Ireland, based in Killarney, Kerry, are offering a choice of half-day and full-day trips in Kerry's outdoors from Stephen's Day right through to New Year's Day.

Suitable for all abilities, if you want to experience something different this Christmas, work off the turkey and mince pies, get a new perspective for 2010, or just meet like-minded people and have some fun and excitement - come and try it!

Prices start from €50 per person, with a 20 per cent discount for 4 or more people.

For more details or bookings contact Nathan at [email protected]: +353 (0) 86 860 45
63: www.outdoorsireland.com.