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Other Local Attractions in our Area..
What is there to do on our doorstep??
The Boreen Twist Cecilstown/Fitzgerald Pub Ballyclough
Visit our local pub ,The local Irish pub is a tradition where you will meet locals after their days work or when they are out for a nights entertainment. The Boreen Twist and Fitzgerald Ballyclough are such pubs just up the road from Ballyhass. There is a traditional session reguarly ( where locals play for their own enjoyment). All are welcome. Call Landlord if you wish to make arrangements for a group visit.
Cork Race Course Mallow
A great day out at the races in this superb race track with excellent facilities Only 10 minutes from Ballyhass lakes and 5 minutes from Mallow town. Do not miss an event if you are in this area. They have over 20 meets a year including some evening meetings.Residents at Ballyhass Holiday Homes can get reduced entry rates and enjoy the corporate box area.
Doneraile village is only 10K from Ballyhass lakes and is a beautiful old estate with looped walks and a new children’s playground for ages 3 to 1. 0 It is open to the public with no entry fee.There are several walks throughout the park. The long walk is all over forest paths and roadways but could easily be completed in 60 – 90 minutes. It would be suited for buggies etc and no special foot ware is required.
Afternoon tea or dinner at Longueville house
Longueville House one of Ireland’s country house treasures. Go wild and book dinner the food is fantastic. Great value mid week as they often have reduced dinner menu prices Call in an see for yourself it is only minutes away on the main road to Mallow. www.longuevillehouse.ie
Longueville has its own Cider and other liquers all made from their own apples and local ingredients.
The Donkey Sanctuary at Liscarroll
What a great way to spend a hour or so. Visit Ireland best Donkey Sanctuary only 25 minutes from Ballyhass Lakes . There is a presentation area and many paddocks where you can stroll around and see all the donkeys close up.
Monday-friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm saturdays, sundays and bank holidays, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
telephone: +353 (0) 22 48398
Walking in the Duhallow Region
Take a looped walk on Mount Hillary only 10 Minutes from Ballyhass, this trail head has three different looped walks that will take you from 40 minutes to 2 hours.This walk follows forest park roads for its entire route. There are alternative routes that increase the difficulty of the route. The Blackwater Valley neighbors the walk and beautiful views are afforded over it.Take a looped walk on Mount Hillary only 10 Minutes from Ballyhass, this trail head has three different looped walks that will take you from 40 minutes to 2 hoursThis walk follows forest park roads for its entire route. There are alternative routes that increase the difficulty of the route.
The Mitchelstown Caves
The Mitchelstown Cave is about a 40 min drive from Ballyhass and is considered one of the most spectacular caves in Europe. Visitors and group outings are shown daily through almost a half mile of this world famous showcave which includes three caverns, in which visitors are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations stalactites, stalagmites and huge calcite columns.
Check out www.mitchelstowncave.com for more info
Lough Gur Heritage Centre
Find out about the rich heritage of Lough Gur by visiting the interactive multimedia exhibition that brings to life over 8,000 of archaeology and history. The exhibition brings the visitor on a journey through the history of Lough Gur starting during the Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) Era, and progressing until the 19th century (1800’s), when the Farm By Lough Gur was written.The exhibition is suitable for all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn about the history and archaeology of Lough Gur. They can find out more about many of the areas archaeological sites, including some that are not publicly accessible.
Check out www.loughgur.com for more info