Did you know we are located in The Ballyhoura Region?
Where is the Ballyhoura Region?
Ballyhoura Country stretches from the north east of Limerick to the north east of Cork, bordering Tipperary and is flanked by the Ballyhoura Mountains. The region boasts an impressive selection of accommodation options (hotels, castles, B&Bs, self catering and a luxury hostel) along with a multitude of activities and attractions for all age groups.
Archaeological and historical gems include the medieval walled town of Kilmallock and pre-historic Lough Gur with its stone circle, wedge tomb and visitor centre. Heritage Hubs celebrate the area’s important ancestry eg De Valera Museum in Bruree and JFK’s links with Bruff.
Home to Europe’s largest mountain bike park, there are 98km of looped cycling trails to suit all levels. Walkers can enjoy the waymarked walks and trails all year round. In addition, cross road dancing, rambling houses, road bowling, orienteering, geocaching and guided tours are also available.
Here are just a few great activities available in the Ballyhoura Area:
- Ballyhoura Hostel: Ireland’s most luxurious Hostel
Nestled in the Ballyhoura Mountains, in the town of Kilfinane, is a hostel designed for those interested in outdoor pursuits and those seeking comfort and luxury at terrific value. Our hotel grade mattresses, lovely soft linen, large open fire, solid hardwood furniture, secure bike lock-ups, drying room and sauna will keep you both ready for action and comfy and cosy.
Book your stay now and begin your Wild Pursuits experience https://www.ballyhourahostel.ie/
- Mountain Biking
Right on your doorstep, just 3km away, you will find one of Europe’s best bike trails with over 98km of track with trails for all levels of skill from beginners to the professional. Whether you bring your own bike or wish to hire you will find everything you need to know here:
3. Lazy Dog Shooting
Lazy Dog Ltd now is a combination of Claybird Shooting, Shooting Shop, Air Rifle Range, Simulator & much more.
- Balllyhoura Garden Experience
The Ballyhoura Garden Experience brings together two wonderful gardens, two plant sales outlets and a local hotel in order to combine a complete, fantastic day out for gardening aficionados.
- Ballyhoura Apple Farm
Ballyhoura Apple Farm’s orchard is located on the outskirts of Kilfinane town in County Limerick. Our headquarters are located 1k from our orchard in the centre of Kilfinane town at Ballyhoura Artisan Food Park.
- Ballyhoura Tour Guides
Ballyhoura Country Tour Guides are community volunteers who have a love of their place and happy to share their story with you, the visiting public. All guides listed are trained and look forward to showing you all that the Ballyhoura area has to offer!
- Traditional Music, Song & Dance Show
Ballyhoura Comhaltas aims to promote Irish traditional music & dance in Kilfinane and surrounding areas. Enjoy a candlelit, seated show in the Old Chapel Rooms including complimentary local artisan produce, memorable night guaranteed!
8. Ballyhoura Horse Trekking
Ballyhoura Horse Trekking is a one stop shop for all you riding and Horse needs. Come and join us for trekking, lessons, kids camps, schooling, and holiday livery’s. All in the Beautiful BallyHoura Mountains in County Limerick, Ireland.
Check out the official Ballyhoura website for more info.