A two day all inclusive adventure weekend to BigStyle’s retreat in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – to one of the very wildest parts in fact, Louisburgh, Mayo.
This little town sits under the gaze of mighty Croagh Patrick – Ireland’s Holy Mountain and it’s a playground for watersports and adventure the likes of which can’t be seen anywhere else on the Island.
Think you know Ireland? Wait until you see it with a bit of Style.
We’ve put together a programme of kitesurfing, surfing, SUPing, Yoga, mountain hiking, coasteering, the BigStyle games, bonfires and a whole lot of craic. So whatever the weather we’ll have an action packed weekend.
It’ll be an unforgettable trip!
We’ll meet outside Google on Barrow Street at 5.30 on Friday evening
The drive should take around 3 and a half hours meaning we probably won’t be there until 9.30 earliest.
When we get down BigStyle’s Mayo retreat George will be there firing up a bit it food on the BBQ – be sure to let us know if anyone is a vegetarian so we can make a plan.
We’ll have a few beers at the BBQ spot and we might even go down to the pub for anyone who’s keen.
So we’re up nice and early on Saturday morning – should be around 8am. We’ll be running a yoga class first thing in the morning in the garden of the retreat in good whether or inside if it’s raining.
Then we’ll meet for breakfast and after that we’ll head straight out to the kite spot if the wind is looking good for the morning.
If the wind’s playing ball we’ll spend the best part of the day kitesurfing. The lagoon where we’ll be learning to kitesurf is right beside one of Ireland’s best beginner surf beaches – so if the wind’s not there we’ll do some surfing and SUP surfing classes, which will be just as fun.
After lunch in the later afternoon if it’s not too windy (if it’s really windy we’ll still be kitesurfing) we’ll go coasteering – which is when we all wear helmets, wetsuits and buoyancy aids and jump off cliffs and swim through caves.
Then it’s back to the BigStyle HQ for beers, food, bonfire, craic, tunes and a fair bit of bejaysus.
We might leave the wake up a little later on Sunday but the minute we get up (after a bit of Yoga and breakfast) we’ll be back into the sea for our next adventure. Depending on the weather this will either be kitesurfing & surfing or the BigStyle games (you’ll have to wait and see what this is)
After that we’ll head into Louisburgh town for a bite of dinner and then we’ll hit the road back to Dublin.
We’ll be exhausted… the good kind of exhausted though.
- Two nights accommodation in shared rooms
- Two breakfasts and two dinners
- All activities and equipment:
- Kitesurfing lessons
- BigStyle games
- Loads of craic
- No hidden costs – we’re sound
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Transport down… buuutttttt – we’ve always car-pooled people down and we’ve never left a man behind. If there’s no space in cars we’ll figure something else out, but it’s never happened.
- Alcoholic beverages – but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to stock up in an off-licence or enjoy a creamy pint of black stuff in a local boozer.
I went on the Louisburgh Mayo trip last weekend. The whole Big Style team were so welcoming felt like they were old friends. Great mix of activities over the weekend. Instructors were experienced but relaxed and definiately made me feel at ease trying out kite surfing and cliff jumping for the first time! Highly recommended!N Ní Scanláinn7 September 2017
Had an amazing weekend in Mayo! I would highly recommend doing this trip away. Pushed my comfort zone, fabulous food, great group of people and fantastic instructors!Nicola Gryson7 September 2017
Just back from a weekend away in the West with the Big Style Team in the stunningly beautiful Louisburgh. Incredible weekend away with morning Yoga, Pancakes for breakfast, Kite Surfing, Paddle Boarding in the Atlantic ocean and late evenings singing by the campfire. The Bigstyle Team as well as being professionally trained instructors brought to the weekend a passion and energy for the outdoors and made above and beyond efforts to ensure everyone was included and having a good time. Ready to book my next weekend already. Thank you Bigstyle, see you soon!A Ní Cárthaigh16 May 2017
The weekend in Mayo was a great introduction to kite surfing.
BigStyle crew are all legends – the instructors so patient and hospitality unreal. I felt really looked after all weekend.
Highly recommend!Frances Murphy1 August 2017