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Zorbing at the Carlton Shearwater Hotel Galway
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Zorbing in Galway

Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel : 00353 (0) 90 9630400 Email :

Located just 5 minutes from the Carlton Shearwater Hotel & Cspa, UpRiver Kayaktivity runs its half-day, full-day, family and corporate events programme. is the first company to bring the Zorbing experience to County Galway.

UpRiver Supremo Eoin Croffy was originally introduced to Zorbing while touring world-wide a few years ago. Experiencing first-hand the activity at Rotorua and learning and researching outdoor family and corporate sports and recreation activities that would harvest the majestic value of the River Suck and enhance the Ballinasloe visitor-experience.

There are two types of Zorbing that you can participate in;
  • Harness Zorbing: 2 Participants are safely harnessed opposite each other before being launched down the Zorbing run. Revolving head over heals, gaining speed with every revolution. Land and sky merge into one as you feel almost weightless – the thrill is intoxicating and totally unique.
  • Hydro Zorbing: where the participant is zipped safely inside before being gently launched down the River Suck run. Slipping and sliding, feeling immense speed as the Zorb revolves around you – a cross between a waterslide and a rollercoaster!
The Zorbing site in Ballinasloe has been developed over the years to provide an excellent experience in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Try this unique experience and make Zorbing part of a great day out in the heart of East Galway!
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Check-in Time 15.00
Check-out Time 12.00
No. of Beds 104
Spa Yes
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