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Address: Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 22 27773
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Description: Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery...
Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity centre for groups and schools, sports clubs and teams, and corporate team building.Activity Centre:The activity centre at Ballyhass makes full use of the natural environs with kayaking, raft building and trout fishing on the spring clean water, rock climbing and abseiling on the limestone rock faces, and specially constructed low ropes courses, archery and team building games on the lawns. Our resident instructors plan the activities to suit each group be they family outings, school groups, or corporate team building.Fishing Centre:The fishery has two separate lakes. The main lake is 12 acres of spring water some 35 feet deep and is reserved for fly fishing only. It can be fished by boat or from prepared fishing stands on the bank. On lower lake, worm spinning and bubble and fly methods are permitted and extensive safe fishing stands surround the lake. The fishing lodge has an extensive tackle shop for fly and bait, and rod hire. The fishery is open 09.00 to dusk 364 day per year. Tuition on fly fishing is available.Holiday Accommodation:There are 11 Holiday homes on the 36 acres site at Ballyhass. The houses have either 3 or four bedrooms and are exceptionally well appointed with wooden floors throughout and natural fireplaces and natural wood furniture. All houses have a decking area leading on to landscaped lawns. They are available for rent for periods of 2 days or more.
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Wake park

I go here every chance i get which is at least once a week. The staff here cant do enough for you. The wakeboarding instructing skills are top class. I would advise everyone to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I go here every chance i get which is at least once a week. The staff here cant do enough for you. The wakeboarding instructing skills are top class. I would advise everyone to give wakeboarding a go. You wont be dissapointed. Im hooked ☺ even the views are amazing here. keep up the good work ballyhass

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended so good we went back 3 times in one week brilliant fun for all the family and we look forward to going again Staff fantastic

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great craic and made new friends. Lovely staff. Wakeboarding and kayaking really fun. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!! Will definitely be back soon...

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending a day in Ballyhass with our 2 boys (6&9) Can only recommend it, the staff are wonderful and so great with the kids We all loved the activities and cannot wait to go back soon! Great day out

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great time, excellent place, friendly people, can't wait to go back. Booked this for a hen party, mixed bunch of girls who didn't know each other, we had a fantastic day.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the second time we've been. Last year we did zip wire and wake boarding, this year archery and wake boarding. Brilliant staff/instructors give lots of confidence to awkward young teenagers. Will be back again next year.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went here with 8 kids, all cousins, ranging in age from 9 to 18. We opted for the full day package, which worked out at €40 per child and meant that they had four activities spread throughout the main part of the day, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, with a half an hour for lunch. Having never... More 

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Holywood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've wanted to go wake boarding at Ballyhass for a while but only made it for the first time earlier this month. I was seriously impressed by their reception/shop set up, even down to the little details of having complimentary tea and coffee on tap. In fact the whole site is brilliantly set up and the staff were utterly lovely.... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The staff was really nice, welcoming and friendly. The activities kayaking, abseiling, low ropes and leap of faith were amazing! Strongly recommend this to everybody who likes outdoor activities and a lot of fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Lake is small and the Activity Center seemed interesting, but the part we enjoyed most was the fly fishing lessons. The instructor was excellent and gave our family of 4 the time and knowledge needed for our basic fishing experience (and we caught a fish!) The staff couldn't have been more friendly!

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