Hang gliding and paragliding are two of the most popular air sports in Ireland, with Co Carlow at the forefront of this leisure activity. For the thrill seekers among you, hang-glide and paraglide from Mount Leinster, a 796-metre-high mountain that is resplendent in its scenery, and a favourite for those who take to the air.  

Or venture up the Blackstairs Mountains where hang-gliders take those adrenaline-filled running steps before launching themselves into the air to hover elegantly above the Barrow’s river valley. Feel the rush and savour the sights below from a vantage point in the skies. 

Carlow Outdoors is an initiative of County Carlow Development Partnership