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Job Opportunities 2021

Positions available

Join Munsters fastest growing Outdoor team!

Ballyhass Lakes is one of Munters fastest growing Outdoor Adventure Centres. Each year we welcome over 50 instructors to take on our land and water activities! As a multi-activity instructor you must be confident in your own ability to encourage and coach a wide variety of ages and abilities, perform rescues quickly and efficiently, set up, run and de-rig an activity session with the highest standards of safety is adhered to. We also believe that a good sense of humour, charisma and empathy are extremely valuable in the overall experience of the client! Our Instructors are trained in all activities which provide an opportunity to shine everywhere!

Applications for 2021 Now Open (please fill in your application form by January each year)

All positions start with a one to one sit down meeting after the application is received through (Nov – Jan 2019). The successful candidates will go forward to a 3 days training/induction course.  (In April Dates TBC)

If you think you’ve got what it takes and you meet our requirements - grasp this incredible opportunity!

About us

Who are we?
With over 20 years’ experience, Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre is the biggest and most successful Outdoor Activity centre in Munster! Situated in North Cork right in the heart of Munster, we make the most of the breath-taking scenery where all our activities take place. We are a privately owned quarry in Cork, Originally a trout fishing centre we now offer 15 different exhilarating water and land-based activities to offer! In 2015 we opened Irelands largest Cable Wakeboard Park which has given a new dimension to the centre. We cater for all groups such as Schools, Sports Teams, Scouts, Youth Groups, Hen, Stags, Small Groups Etc. Each year we are growing in size and can accommodate 150- 170 participants a day.

Here in Ballyhass we don’t stand still and in 2019 plan on aggressively growing the site to its capacity.

Why should you join the team?

  • Excellent Training and Skill Development opportunities

  • Over 15 amazing activities

  • Brilliant variety of clients 

  • Modern Facilities

  • Lively social life and event calendar

  • Outstanding location and only 30 min to Cork City

  • To be part of a highly successful Adventure Centre.

  • 2020 Employee Development plan

Instructor training and skills development:

We take great pride in offering extensive induction training days that covers a huge variety of activities.  We provide opportunities to build experience and skills, pivotal to furthering a career in the outdoor industry! Whether this is your first career in the outdoors or you are a qualified instructor, our aim is to motivate and support you to be the best of your ability. We are passionate about personal development and have created programmes that allow instructors to progress into key roles within the management team of a fast-paced, dynamic adventure centre.


Our Activities are split into two departments. 


  • Rock Climbing (Natural Cliff Faces)

  • Abseiling (Natural Cliff Faces)

  • Archery

  • Low Ropes

  • Ziplines (Longest in Munster and over water)

  • Leap Of Faith

  • Gladiator Challenge

  • Jacobs Ladder

  • Bouldering

  • Wilderness Skills

Water Based

  • Kayaking

  • Raft Building

  • Wakeboarding

  • Ringo Rides

  • SUP's 

  • Munsters Largest Aquapark  

Ballyhass Outdoor Project.

Here at Ballyhass we have been providing outdoor experiences for over 15 years now. We think we have learnt a thing or two in that time and have come to realise that we have been making changes to peoples lives just by running our day to day business. If we could do this almost by accident, what can we do when we really put our mind to it?

We are on a mission to get people outdoors. Whether that is to reintroduce someone who has been spending less time indoors or introducing someone else to an outdoor world that previously might not have existed for them. The research is there, being outdoors is healthy, healthy for your body, for your mind and for your general well being. Join us on our journey of outdoor discovery and maybe change your life or that of someone you love. This is our moonshot thinking. We want to make a difference in peoples lives.

We are going to do that through the great outdoors, a place that has helped us to make a living for 15 years and somewhere we are deeply passionate about. 

For staff under the Ballyhass Outdoor Project, we do staff trips off-site every two weeks. Along with staff wakeboarding nights where you have the full use of the park to yourselves. Volunteer in the local community, coaching scholarship courses and generally getting involved in getting people outdoors.  

Ballyhass 2020 Development plan

In January 2019 we have launched our 2020 employee development program. For all existing employees and any future recruits, our 2020 development plan will become the framework of your training for your time with Ballyhass Adventure Group. We are moving towards a Modular course-based system. Every advancement within the company will be advertised internally and externally. Anyone who meets the requirements is free to apply, interview and ultimately get expected to any scheduled training. The course has built-in pathways that encourage employee development at all career levels. We have identified a gap in the industry for trained commercial centre instructors. With this development plan we hope to bridge that gap in the market and change the Irish Commerical industry for the better of all stakeholders; our clients and our staff especially. Feel free to download our plan below. 

Download our 2020 development plan here


Ballyhass Lakes is located 30 min from Cork city. We are about a 15 min drive from Mallow out the Killarney road into Cecilstown Village. Unfortunately, there is no public transport that can get you on site. You will need to have your own transportation no exceptions.

How To Apply

Please fill in the application form and attach your CV to arrange a one to one meeting.

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