We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ballyhoura | Co. Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 63 91300
Website
Improve this listing
Description: Ballyhoura Country is a walker's paradise offering spectacular walking in...
Ballyhoura Country is a walker's paradise offering spectacular walking in ancient and unspoilt landscapes. Whether your interests lie in short, easy walks or long distance walking, whether you prefer guided walks or to organise your walking independently; walkers of all abilities will be invigorated by the sheer beauty and tranquillity of the area. Walking through Ballyhoura Country offers plenty choice to walking enthusiasts, there are exciting nature walks, river bank walks, quiet country roads, the Ballyhoura Waymarked Way, rugged mountains, rich bogs, and mythical landscapes. For further information contact Ballyhoura Bears Walking Club.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 38 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Get out there!!

This is a great day out either alone or with the family. it's a real adventure and a fantastic way to build the appetite for lunch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Limerick_Trailblazer
,
Limerick
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Limerick
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great day out either alone or with the family. it's a real adventure and a fantastic way to build the appetite for lunch!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just a fantastic place to walk, bike or run. Well worth getting out of the city to visit. You will be surrounded by green trees and incredible views through the leafy green walls as you go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Amazing trails in the Ballyhouras, on a good day you can see into Cork, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary... Suitable for all ages and fitness!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We did the Ballyorgan loop today and enjoyed magnificent views on a long (15km?) varied trek. You start beside streams and some natural woodland, move on through planted forest and emerge onto open heathland. There are a few steep parts, both up and down, but nothing a reasonably fit family couldn't handle. Despite a bad forecast and little sunshine we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Limerick
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Cannot say enough... Limerick is shown at it's glorious Golden Vale best when walking in Ballyhoura. Good facilities and parking. A wide variety of walks, well mapped out and easy to follow.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Tough twenty Km walk starting in the sleepy village of Ballyorgan in the middle of the Ballyhouras with pleasant views, testing sections but very relaxing.Well signposted.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

brilliant day out with 80km's of trails up there and the views are really cool.the bikes are excellent which makes a big differance when your up there.we spent 4 hrs up there and i will definitely go back

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is only since i moved back to this area that I have learned to appreciate the wonderful walking trails at my doorstep. They are well marked and maintained and suitable for all grades of walkers

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
167 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We started doing the pub to pub trail, but were not properly prepared (didn't bring any "wellies") so we switched to the Canon Sheehan walk loop. Nice, mostly shaded path. Easy to follow. We didn't do the whole loop so there wasn't much elevation change, other than the first 200 yards from the car park to the stream.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Once a native of the county last weekend we discovered the Canon Sheehan glenanar loop walk on a pleasant summer day it is a a pleasant interesting and not two strenuous walk even for free travellers. Skirting the Cork and Limerick boundary you traverse the banks of an interesting and vibrant stream. Pass a wishing well a standing stone and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Ballyhoura Walking Trails also viewed

Limerick, County Limerick
Limerick, County Limerick
 
Limerick, County Limerick
Limerick, County Limerick
 

Been to Ballyhoura Walking Trails? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ballyhoura Walking Trails and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
New Paltz, New York

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ballyhoura Walking Trails staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?