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“Great place to take the kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark
Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
+353 22 27773
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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.
Cork, Ireland
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“Great place to take the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I brought my niece & nephew to Ballyhass lakes for Archery and kayaking. Being the child at heart I was involved in both sports also. The weather was wet when we got there but that didn't matter in the slightest as we were getting into the water anyway. The staff are fantastic and the day was brilliant. There was people of all ages from the very young to the senior and everyone had fun.

Visited August 2012
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Ballinhassig, Cork, Ireland
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“great fun and adventure in natural surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

As a leader of a youth club who visited, I can't say enough about Ballyhass. Great for team building and pushing people to overcome their fears....e.g.fear of heights etc. All of the teens and Leaders had a super day, and after 6 hours of activities , we had unlimited use of a soccer pitch, rounders equipment, soccer/rugby balls, and bar b q . They were lucky to get rid of us at all!! Can't wait to go back next year and maybe try an overnight camp there more time would be super next too....so much to do that time around.Leaders and organisers could not have been more helpful and professional also and the safety equipment was high standard.

Visited June 2013
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Ballyhass L, Manager at Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Its great to hear you had a good day. With our new camping facilities we would be delighted to host you for a whole weekend next year! We will come up with a programme so that will tick all the boxes. Thanks again.
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“Great for kids.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Took my sons 12th birthday party here last November, we were very lucky with the weather as our experience might not have been so positive if it had been raining. You can pick the activiites you want to partake in advance, we did the absailing and the rope obstacle course and the boys loved it. We took a picnic, as there is only a snack bar there, but there is a very nice decking area to picnic in. Well worth a visit!https://www.ballyhasslakes.ie/activity-centre-cork/home

Visited November 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“Great activity centre in North Cork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great place for active people who want a great day out from simple lake fishing to canoeing to lots more. Great for team building or school tours or social clubs. Well worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent Activity Centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Ballyhass is ideal for school and youth club groups. I work in a school where we take 1st year and Transition year students on day and overnight trips. Lovely setting and helpful staff. Always an enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2012
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