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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
00353 22 27773
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Ranked #2 of 79 attractions in Cork
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I brought a group of teenagers here in March 2014. Everyone had an amazing time and the adults could resist getting involved too. It helped with bonding of the teenagers etc. Prior to arriving Eddie was very helpful at working out our time frames and even when we got there these changed and everyone involved made sure they got the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Myself and a group of 13 others went to Ballyhass Lakes last week to try out their new activity - wakeboarding! It opens to the public in March 2014 and will be suitable for groups or individuals. Great day out - loads of fun as well as the usual friendly, experienced staff. Two cables now span the lakes, hold on... More

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Just excellent!!! We went for a birthday (adult) and the range of activities were great and were all good fun. (zip-line/kayaking/leap of faith/rock climbing/abseiling etc) The staff are great and really make the day good fun! They have ideas and games that you can do so we all get a little competitive and it gets more interesting. The lake there... More

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Cork
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I recently went here on a tour with my school and had an amazing time.The zip wire was just fabulous and had such a wide variety of activities.It is a great place for all ages.It is quit expensive but worth it in the end.Looking down from the high activities is scary but definitely worth it going up.There is no need... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I took a group of 35 teenagers there last year. I was worried about teenagers reaction. BUT no need. They all loved it. It was summer time and all the activities were fab. From the water to the climbing etc. Kayaking, abseiling ,rock-climbing, zip lining, all great,. they found the fishing a wee bit boring. But a great day was... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate the time it takes for you to submit feedback and take it all on board. At this time of year it is especially good for us. I'm delighted to hear that your teenagers enjoyed their day out. We have a lot of developments happening over this winter specifically targeted towards teenagers... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great place for all ages. Great summer deals. The fishing is very good there from what I hear. It was a big hit with my teens. They loved all the outdoor activites. The zip line was a bit hit and also the kayaking.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I love Ballyhass and I cant wait to go back! A group of us (in our mid-late twenties) have been there a couple of times now. The weekend is jam packed full of fun activities to do - kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, zip lining, fishing and lots more. Its a great weekend away with your buddies and I would highly... More

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cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Excellent training skills. Zip wire, leap of faith, kayak all great outdoor activities for teenagers. Could do wit small cafe even wit limited stocks as some distance from nearest coffee sins

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have been here a couple of times this summer and everytime it just gets better and better Staff are super and always in great form,My kids say it was the best part of their summer holidays Keep up the good work !!!!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I stayed in the holiday homes in Ballyhass which were in great condition, very modern, beautiful view of the lakes and great activities to offer to all ages. Very peaceful,Great Weekend away highly recommend to anyone.

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