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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

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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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Aine

Great stuff loved aine. Staff were really nice even though it was raining the day was unreal. Would recommend to teens especially

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great stuff loved aine. Staff were really nice even though it was raining the day was unreal. Would recommend to teens especially

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonable prices, very friendly staff and great fun. If you don't know which to do try Wakeboarding!! It's great fun and quick to get going!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We all had a great time yesterday at the centre. Staff wer lovely and couldn't do enough for us while we wer their. Would definetly return. And definetly recommend.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just back from Ballyhass, where we had a great day enjoying many of the activities that they had on offer, wake boarding, zip lining and the "leap of faith... the staff were fantastic, always there to make sure you were getting the most of the day and the activity, encouraging and guiding you every step of the way. As well... More 

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Ballyhass L, Manager at Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review, we really appreciate it. Many thanks and hopefully see you back at the lakes soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A great range of activities, made all the more accessible and interesting by the enthusiasm and encouragement of the staff. They take a real interest in helping you get the best from the place and pushing you just that little bit more. The Wakepark is brilliant - everyone should give it a go. We took a work group for the... More 

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Ballyhass L, Manager at Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We really appreciate the feedback. Hopefully we will see you back onsite soon :) More 

County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here two years in a row with school trips .Great place for an adventurous day out. The zip line is amazing as well as the Jacobs ladder, leap of faith, ropes courses, rock climbing ,abseiling and kayaking .great day out overall

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A nice day out with the family. Id go again. The weather was not great the day i went but the kids enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped by here while traveling between Cork and Killarney for some wakeboarding. Great experience: the staff was extremely accommodating, patient and friendly. The instructor was excellent, and was able to clearly help and teach. My son had a great experience and can't wait to do it again.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I suppose the activities are good. But it used to be a fishing lake and is still advertised as such. I had heard good stories about the fishing there. Unfortunately it has become a holiday/activity resort. For this the peace and tranquility of fishing is gone. Stocked fish appeared to be small and scarce. Won't go back there for fishing

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went to Ballyhass Lakes recently with a group of 11 20-somethings and we all had a great time! We did Archery, Zip Line, Kayaking, Leap of Faith, Gladiator Course and other team exercises. It really was a day well spent. I'd say groups or families of all ages would really enjoy it as they cater for all. I'm even... More 

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