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Blackwater Outdoor Activities

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Address: Blackwater Castle Estate | Cork, Castletownroche county Cork, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 86 783 7015

We are an established Activity Centre based in the picturesque and...

We are an established Activity Centre based in the picturesque and historical Blackwater Castle Estate. Our primary activities on site include;

River Tubing, Zorbing, Zip lines, Paintballing, Climbing wall, Abseiling, Giant swing, Leap of Faith, Crate stacking, High ropes course, Archery, River Kayaking, Airsoft Target Shooting, Wilderness survival skills, Team Building & Camping.

We can cater for large groups with full day and residential packages for Schools, Clubs, Corporate, Stag and hen parties.

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2hr Blackwater Paddle

A fantastic trip on the incredibly flat Blackwater, paddling 3km up river against the smallest of currents, reaching the river frontage at the back of Castle Hyde (Flatley's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Michael K
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic trip on the incredibly flat Blackwater, paddling 3km up river against the smallest of currents, reaching the river frontage at the back of Castle Hyde (Flatley's house), before turning back. The guide, Connor, was very knowledgeable about the local area, and ensured safety was paramount - though the kayaks were incredibly stable. Would greatly recommend this value for... More 

Thank Michael K
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were a party of two adults and five children. We started in killavullen at 10:30am and kayaked to Fermoy (arrived there at 4pm) It was a super day and very well organised and lead by Blackwater activities. All the kayaks were set up and ready to go when we arrived. Conor lead us for the day and he was... More 

1 Thank Jacqui B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

A great place to take a gang of lively teenagers!banteer / lyre youth club had a ball thanks to the fantastic staff ...I could not fault this place..

Thank monacronin
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a great day with a great bunch of friends here on the 25th March. A great way to spend good Friday . The staff and the activities were brilliant could not fault it. I would highly recommend here for anyone that enjoys a bit of laughter. I didn't think I would be able to do some of the activities... More 

Thank Shirley O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

While staying at Blackwater Castle for a few days for my wedding, some of my guests and I were able to squeeze in a quick zip lining adventure. The zip lining isn't extravagant, just one trip over the river and another back, but it's also a beautiful area and incredibly inexpensive. You can add other activities to flesh out an... More 

1 Thank Justin T
Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Had an awesome time when we went with work, the staff was almost more fun than the activities and it seems everyone, visitors and the people working there, had a really good time. Would love to come back anytime! Thanks a mill!

Thank Im_Freddie
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

33 of us visited the Blackwater Adventure Centre on a team building event and it was one of the best experiences I have had. Brian and the lads are brilliant and made sure the day was very safe & enjoyable. To cater for 33 people is not easy but they did a damn good job of it, and from history... More 

Thank Brian_C011
Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We went for a day offsite for team building, the site is really beautiful and the activities were original and really exciting. there was never a dull moment in that full day and everybody had a great laugh! The guys were very professional, all the activities were 100% safe and were welcoming and entertaining at the same time. I can't... More 

Thank Marion C
County Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Thank a lot to everyone there. Funny day exciting moment. People are nice, activities are safe. Big Swing and zip lines are my favorite.

Thank Clément P
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We, a team of 33 people, had a brilliant time in Blackwater Outdoor Activities. The very experienced team in Blackwater Outdoor Activities looked after us very well, we spent the whole day including lunch (which was plenty and delicious). The place is very structured and clean. The advisors would encourage you to try it at least but will not put... More 

Thank Melanie L

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