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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

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Address: Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
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+353 22 27773
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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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This is simply an amazing place. Loads of activities to chose from and always expanding. The wakeboarding is great fun and a lot easier to learn than you would think. When the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cork, Ireland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is simply an amazing place. Loads of activities to chose from and always expanding. The wakeboarding is great fun and a lot easier to learn than you would think. When the weather is good there are always lots of people hanging around down by the wakeboarding dock and music playing and it's a great place to hang out and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always lovely here, always so peaceful, especially during the colder months. Lovely place for a stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here and used it as base for visiting family who live in the area . I was more than happy with the accomodation and it is very reasonbly priced .will be useing again in not to distant future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Absolutely fantastic place. Visited Ballyhass during August while staying at Blackwater Castle. There was a group of thirty of us and we had a day of activities booked. I think I can safely say on behalf of all my guests, it was a super day, loads of fun, brilliant staff who were extremely patient, great fun and made the day.... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

You don't need to partake in the fantastic activities to stay here. I visit family in Mallow and through West Cork each year. I came across Ballyhass for the first time this year and i am so pleased I did. The accommodation was great and just what we wanted. Each night upon returning we would have a roaring open fire!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Excellent. Supervision, instruction, guidance and care of the boys was excellent. Staff very helpful. Experience for the boys in their words "class", "cool". Have visited similar facilities before but this was by far the best. Will definitely be back. We live nearby but I would imagine it is a great holiday in South of Ireland for a family. Barbecue facilities... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here after a mess up with accommodation elsewhere. The team were great making sure we were settled in, had everything and were just so friendly. The setting is amazing, though the lake was in use everyday it was still relaxing and quiet in the cottages. Giving everything want in a break. The views were amazing. It made the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We went on a stag here at start of September to do some wake boarding. Staff were excellent and up for a bit of Craic Even went out of their way to help us prank the stag Highly recommend this place if your looking to do something a little different for stag or hen party

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I visited in August with a group of late twenties early thirties. It was part of a package where we got picked up by a bus in the city and after the activities we were brought back to the city and had a BBQ in the Flying enterprise. All of which was great. We took part in two activities the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

From the 1st phone call to enquire how my son, his friend and myself could come and do some wakeboarding until we left with a big smile on our face, everything was a great experience. The manager was very helpful on the phone, taking her time to explain how things work at the wakeboard park and how to book sessions... More 

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