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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark

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Address: Cecilstown, Cork, Ireland
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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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Visit with cub scout group

This was our second visit to ballyhass with a group. Once again we enjoyed it and would recommend it to other groups. The staff were excellent and very well organised. This time... read more

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County Cork, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to ballyhass with a group. Once again we enjoyed it and would recommend it to other groups. The staff were excellent and very well organised. This time we did abseiling, archery, kayaking and the zipline. We had a fantastic day. Next time we must do the water park, the newest attraction,

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Cork
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My Daughter and 5 friends went Kayaking and Ziplining. It took approximately 4 hours in total and they had a super time. The lads were very professional and the kids were looked after and felt safe at all times.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great spot, very easy going staff. Really good vibe about the place, easy to organize activities, very good equipment and overall just a top class experience. Would definitely come back again.

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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Excellent facility which is well resourced and staffed with friendly, helpful people. The team challenges were fun but challenging and really made you work together as a team! The new coffee dock is a great addition especially if you want to escape from the cold for five minutes!

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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I came here as part of a Macra na Feirme group and we were so well looked after. We were split into two groups and took part in team bonding activities. I have to say the team leaders from the centre were so helpful and didn't push anyone into doing something they weren't comfortable with. They were encouraging and motivating... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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

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Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 2 December 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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Reviewed 3 November 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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Reviewed 27 October 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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