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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

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Address: Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +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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Great experience and wakeboarding

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home in Mallow over the summer holiday. As a bit of a get together three of us moms decided on a half day of activities at Ballyhass Lakes. We did the ziplining, abseiling, leap of faith and archery. The gear was well maintained and the activities well organised. Patient instructors with a great sense of humour. Enough time in the... More 

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kanturk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

My son goes here every year for the last few years for summer camp. And he loves it. He loves all the activities from the rock climbing to the kayaking. The staff are always amazing. This place is a diamond and is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We came to Ballyhass with a group of friends for a day of activities. Despite not being able to do the wakeboarding (due to a competition taking place) we had a great time doing archery, kayaking and the zip line. All of the staff were extremely helpful and allowed us to have some competitive fun at each activity. We also... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at ballyhass for 12 years maybe 3 or 4 times a year for the fishing it has gone downhill in the last few years in my opinion houses not in the same shape fishing terrible not stocked . lucky if you get a boat and this year is my last year up there and I can say if your... More 

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

Hi David, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. Im very disappointed that you were unhappy with your stay at Ballyhass and the quality of the fishing. We have been expanding over the last few seasons and for sure the fishing experience has changed. This year in particular it has been particularly tough. Im sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I attended a team building session today in Ballyhass and I must say it was outstanding. Tim, Dave and Eoin were the instructor's on the day and they were great offering encouragement and tips right through with a great sense of humour which added to it. Did the low wires, gladiator and leap of faith before lunch which was great... More 

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Enniscorthy, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had a day out here as part of my sister's hen at the start of March. Our group had a brilliant time here! We did not do the water activities, due to the nature of our group. Instead we did the zipline, archery, leap of faith etc. It was all great craic & our group loved it. The centre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Really fun day for group of girls. Super place and very friendly staff and instructors. Great way to spend a day with friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I go here every chance i get which is at least once a week. The staff here cant do enough for you. The wakeboarding instructing skills are top class. I would advise everyone to give wakeboarding a go. You wont be dissapointed. Im hooked ☺ even the views are amazing here. keep up the good work ballyhass

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Highly recommended so good we went back 3 times in one week brilliant fun for all the family and we look forward to going again Staff fantastic

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