Outdoor activities in Limerick

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  • Aoife H
    3 contributions
    Ballyhoura Walk : July 2021
    We are a group of 10 walkers ranging in ages from 28 to 68 and with varying degrees of fitness. Our aim was to walk from Liscarroll to Tipperary town on the Ballyhoura walking trail in three and half days. The walk is mostly well marked, challenging in parts but well worth the trip. We stayed in the Park Hotel in Charleville which I would highly recommend for their accommodation, food and friendliness.
    Thursday afternoon: Liscarroll to Shinagh
    This was a walk along quiet rural roads past the Donkey Sanctuary and through the quiet village of Churchtown. There is a grocery shop here, in a somewhat hidden location, where you can get coffee, ice-cream etc. As you leave Churchtown, you walk on a busy road for about 3km before reaching quiet roads again. The walk was 12km long and took 3hours approx for all to complete.
    Friday; Shinagh to Ballyorgan
    We left Shinagh, crossed the railway line and joined the main Cork road. We walked for about 500 metres towards Charleville along the side of the main road before taking a right turn onto a rural road. We walked uphill along the road until we reached a sign pointing to the right. This boreen was overgrown and impassable, so we continued along the road, taking the next right, all the time climbing. We re-joined the signposted way some time later at a left turn when we went off road and walked along forest roads. Take care not to miss a right turn with a barrier across it. We followed the signs, all the time climbing until we reached a sign pointing to the right up a steep stone path to Carrow Mountain. The views from up there were worth the effort. The path down was tough underfoot along scree initially and across heather covered ground where the path is not always obvious. We re-joined the forest roads near Philip’s castle and walked downhill to the Bike Trail Shop. A number of the walkers stopped here, the rest continued on to Glenosheen and from there to Ballyorgan. The walk was about 32km long and took about 8 hours. It was a most enjoyable hike but I wouldn’t recommend doing this walk on a wet day. Remember to bring food and water.
    Saturday : Ballyorgan to Galbally
    We left Ballyorgan and walked along the road for 2km before turning right and walking up hill along the edge of the forest all the time following the signs. We exited on to a rural road through farmland and into another forest where there we got great views of the surrounding landscape as we walked. There was a steep descent on to a busy road before arriving in Kilfinane where we got lunch. Leaving Kilfinane, we followed the road uphill for 1.5km before turning left onto a horse path, then a cut away forest and then along the edge of a forest. We descended into Ballylanders along rural roads and from Ballylanders to Galbally along a quiet road. The walk was 28km long approx. and took us 7 hours.
    Sunday: Galbally to Tipperary
    The rain poured down and unfortunately we had to abandon the walk but will return to complete it at a future date.
    Summary: This is a great hike across varying terrain and with some outstanding views. A certain level of fitness is required but slow and steady will get you there.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Becky R
    Cork, Ireland2 contributions
    My boyfriend and I went on the group trek. Both of us really enjoyed ourselves. Having very little horse riding experience before hand, I strongly recommend this to people of all abilities. We loved the set up, the horses were gorgeous and the other animals running around (kittens & dogs) make this thoroughly enjoyable for animal lovers!! Thanks again to everyone at Boskill!
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • FJB_1969
    Limerick, Ireland128 contributions
    My son was here recently with some friends. They had so much fun and entertainment for great value. Highly recommend
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • Traveler86
    Limerick, Ireland556 contributions
    Irish trails.ie have all the trails around the country.but more shoud be developed around west Limerick as great asset is the hills in west Limerick.
    Written 9 August 2016
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  • Kirsty T
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK89 contributions
    We walked a 14km section from The Lookout (on the R494 best Ballingear) over the hills and down into Ballina and Killaloe. Absolutely stunning views over the Lough make the climb worthwhile. The path is well-laid and clearly marked although you can download maps from sportireland.ie or via the Hiiker app. It can be windy and cool on the higher areas so take layers, even in nice weather. There are plenty of foodie options to reward you once you reach Ballina.

    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Colm_Irl2
    5 contributions
    Hired a bike for my wife to do some of the Limerick Greenway. Jim organised to deliver(& collect) the bike from the b&b we stayed at(which was in Newcastle-West). Jim made sure we were aware that if we had any difficulty to ring him and he would send out a fella to come and fix/replace the bike, anywhere along the greenway.
    In fact he attempted to deliver the bike to the b&b before we got there and came back a second time after we had arrived to deliver us the bike(at no extra cost).
    As it turned out the bike was ideal. Everything just worked on it - start to finish, no problems. It was a pretty light bike too. Based on my and my wifes experience, I would highly recommend using pedal pursuits.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • pxil
    Cork, Ireland501 contributions
    Fantastic facility, very helpful staff who explained how to use the tech, and properly priced. Top of the class 10/10
    Written 15 February 2022
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  • Kimberly A
    Minneapolis, MN69 contributions
    Close to our hotel and terrific service. Traditional pub feel and great atmosphere. Stop in for a pint and stay for some conversation.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • Fiona O
    6 contributions
    Myself and my daughter spent a gorgeous morning at Clonshire. Lovely gentle hack through their stunning grounds. Friendly atmosphere, and happy, healthy horses. A superb professional set up. Catered for my slight nervousness (my excuse is I started riding too old!) but also for my braver 13 year old daughter. I'm already planning a return trip. Popped to Adare 5mins away for lunch after. Wonderful day.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • ZT83
    1 contribution
    Cannot recommend Clarina Equestrian Centre enough. I’ve been treated with such genuine kindness and warmth from Mary and Gillian from day one of my lessons. They are patient, attentive and very professional at what they do. 10/10

    Zoe T.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • GolfCrazy101
    County Clare, Ireland1 contribution
    Even though it was absolutely freezing yesterday, and friend and I played at Rathbane. The course was in great condition considering the time of year. Greens putted well and we were surprised at the general positive atmosphere throughout the entire course. We were very happy to play here and will absolutely be back again.
    Written 12 February 2017
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  • Teresa A
    Ramsgate, UK3 contributions
    We bought a combined ticket for the glow golf and glow bowling (Arena 5), which reduced the price from 75€ to 50€ for a group of 4 adults. Our Garmin couldn't find it, but we used Google maps which was spot on! Be warned there is a timer on the bowling that automatically ends your game. We were allowed to keep our own shoes on, although they had a rack of shoes, so assume you can use theirs if needed. We then did the golf, which was great fun, and as it was quiet he said we could go back around if we wanted, which made it even better value! There is also a trampoline section, kids soft play area, party room, cafe and a few arcade machines including air hockey. The grab machines seem too loose to pick up the cuddly toys.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Gerry M
    Limerick, Ireland75 contributions
    Family Sunday lunch in this hidden gem in the Limerick suburbs.
    Four of us enjoyed an excellent lunch from a fine menu. We chose from a a mains menu of Beef, Lamb, Scampi and Prawns Stirfry. The quality was superb, beautifully presented and served by very friendly and attentive staff.
    This was top quality food at very reasonable prices.
    This golf club restaurant is open to the public and well worth a visit.
    Written 6 January 2020
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  • Galway Bay Supporter
    1 contribution
    Just spent 3 days as a supporter at the Golf Ireland AIG club championships at Limerick Golf Club. From the welcome at the gate, to be greeted at the clubhouse by the Lady Captain. The best mini breakfast served by the most helpful and friendly staff I was set up for the day to admire your fabulous golf course while supporting my club. Well done all at limerick golf club ⛳️👏
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Andrew Cheong
    Limerick, Ireland2 contributions
    Great experience for beginners, one of the lads Andrew was very helpful and the scenery was great as well. 10/10 very recommended.
    Written 2 May 2021
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