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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities in Local Area

 

Ideal Location for an Outdoor Activity Holiday in Ireland

We are the centre of an area where you can enjoy crafts, antiques, and boutiques and also thatched cottages in Adare. Golfing in Ireland has a mystical quality and many golf courses, both links and parkland are within easy reach. This rural area offers traditional markets and visitor farms. Your cultural journey can include museums and commemorative sites, Irish music and dance and literary festivals. Hill walking and garden visits can be included as well as equestrian activities.

WALKING TRAILS

Broadford Ashford Walking Trails

Trailhead/Starting point for these trails is at car park across from Church at Broadford and Ashford.
The trails traverse part of the Mullaghareirk Mountain range which is situated on the borders of Cork and Limerick. This majestic landscape of rolling hills and open farmland is ideal walking terrain. There are 7 walks in all some of which are looped walks.

Each route has been carefully selected to include at least one of the mountain peaks with the best scenery and interesting pathways. The walks will introduce the visitor to the many natural springs, bird life, wildlife, bogs and historical sites. The length of the walks range from 1.3 km to 20km and cover a variety of terrain from open farmland and forest paths to quiet country roads.

All of the routes are signposted and include historical and flora and fauna storyboards. The walks include the local villages of Broadford and Ashford which nestle at the foot of the mountains. Enjoy a self guided walking tour. An ideal outdoor activity in Ireland. http://walkbroadfordashford.com

KNOCKFIERNA

(near Ballingarry, 20mins from Glenview Lodge).

This wonderful 9km moderate hike is a trail steeped in history and folklore. As you ascent the mountain by the pathway you will pass a number of reconstructed cottages which were abandoned during The Famine. Enjoy the amazing views of the whole of County Limerick from the mountain top. Another great Irish outdoor activity.

LIMERICK GREENWAY

(walkers and cyclists 20 mins from Glenview Lodge).

This spectacular 40 km route along the old railway line connecting the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Rathkeale is a great facility available to cyclists and walkers. You can join the greenway at Newcastle West or Barna. https://www.limerick.ie/greenway

BALLYHOURA WALKING TRAILS

(40mins from Glenview Lodge)

Here you can walk the woodlands or climb the mountains. The centre point of Ballyhoura is Kilfinane.

BALLYHOURA MOUNTAIN BIKING

(50 mins From Glenview Lodge)

Trailhead at Ardpatrick http://www.trailriders.ie/index.php

DONERAILE WILDLIFE PARK COUNTY CORK

(40 mins from Glenview Lodge)

The park comprises of 166 hectares of deciduous trees, restored water features and a number of deer herds which can be viewed along the many pathways within the park. Doneraile Court the former residence of the St. Leger Family has been restored and is open to the public. Ideal for the Irish family holiday. http://doneraileestate.ie/

CURRACHASE FOREST PARK, KILCORNAN, CO. LIMERICK.

(35 mins from Glenview Lodge)

A fantastic outdoor Irish vacation amenity for all the family to enjoy consisting of 313 hectares of mixed woodland, parkland and lakes including a number of looped waymarked walking trails to suit all visitors. €5 entrance at barriers (so have coins ready).
https://www.coillte.ie/site/curragh-chase-forest-park/

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

We are positioned mid-way between The Galtee Mountains and The Macgillycuddy’s Reeks which are suitable for mountain climbers who want to include both mountain ranges.

 CYCLING

Limerick Greenway (20 mins to trail head at Newcastle West or Barna)For Bike Hire contact Locomotion Bike Hire (Limerick Greenway Bike Rental) https://limerickgreenwaybikerental.ie/ Pedal Pursuits http://pedalpursuitsbikehire.com/ 

WATER ACTIVITIES

Ballyhass Lakes

Ballyhass Lakes Cecilstown Mallow County Cork (30 mins. from Glenview Lodge)
Ballyhass Lakes include land activity, cliff climbing, zip lines, wakeboarding, kayaking and much more.
https://www.ballyhass.ie/activity-centre-cork/activities/water

Nevsail Water Sports

Take to the waters of the majestic River Shannon and experience Limerick. Nevsail’s Limerick City Kayaking Tours are easy, fun adventures with fun facts about Limerick included! Or try under the cover of darkness the Night Kayaking Tour. Also try Stand Up Paddle Boarding?
Situated at the back of the Hunt Museum Limerick City.
www.nevsailwatersports.ie/kayaking-canoeing

HORSE RACING

Limerick, Cork and Listowel Racecourses are within 40 mins from Glenview Lodge.
Horse Racing Ireland. See http://www.goracing.ie

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Clonshire Equestrian Centre Adare (30mins. from Glenview Lodge)
Horse riding is popular locally. Contact Clonshire Equestrian Centre Adare See http://www.clonshire.com

GAELIC GAMES

G.A.A. fixtures (Gaelic Games). Local games on regularly. See http://www.gaa.ie

GOLF

Newcastle West, Charleville, Kanturk and Adare all within a half hours drive. World championship and links courses include Adare which is the location for the Ryder Cup 2027 and Ballybunion which is one hours drive.

RUGBY

Limerick is Ireland’s Rugby Capital. See http:www.munsterrugby.ie/home.php
Visit the Thomond Park Museum.