Ballyhoura Mountains - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Ballyhoura Mountains
The Ballyhoura Mountains are located in south-east County Limerick and north-east County Cork in central Munster, running east and west for about 6 miles on the borders of both counties. The southern part of the hills is largely afforested with conifers, on the northern side there is extensive heathland and blanket bog. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.
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2.29km from Ballyhoura Mountains
Seefin is a mountain near the southern border of County Limerick, Ireland. At 528m it is the highest peak and the second most northerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains. An iconic location for a trek and also it offers stunning views too.
4.51km from Ballyhoura Mountains
Castle Oliver is nestled between two unspoiled country villages, Ardpatrick and Ballyorgan. It has a ballroom, drawing room, library, morning room, dining room and hall which feature hand-painted ceilings, decorated ornamental corbels, superbly executed stained glass windows and stencil work. Built with Red Sandstone in the Scottish Baronial style, Castle Oliver is a comfortable residence and an elaborate party venue.
9.51km from Ballyhoura Mountains
Doneraile Court is the stunning centrepiece of one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates. The Park comprises approximately 166 hectares and is an outstanding example of an 18th century landscaped park in the ‘Capability Brown’ style. Mature groves of deciduous trees, several restored water features and a number of deer herds can be viewed along the many pathways within the Park. The pathways are generally accessible for people with special needs.
11.13km from Ballyhoura Mountains
Fantstown Castle is a tower in Limerick. Fantstown Castle is situated nearby to Foley’s Cross Roads, east of Mount Coote. It is a five storey fortified tower house about 56 feet high, and although in ruins, it is in fairly good condition. It is a five storey fortified tower house about 56 feet high, and although in ruins, it is in fairly good condition.
King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)
11.23km from Ballyhoura Mountains
This is a a 13th-century castle located on King's Island in Limerick, Ireland. The Castle was built between 1200 and 1210. It was repaired and extended many times over the following centuries. King John’s Castle remains a most impressive Anglo-Norman fortification. It retains many of the pioneering features which made its construction unique for its day. Its massive gatehouse, battlements and corner towers await exploration!
15.21km from Ballyhoura Mountains
This is a majestic 17th century country house in the Republic of Ireland which stands in 160 hectares of walled parkland near the town of Doneraile in County Cork. It remained the seat of the St Leger family from that time until the mid-20th century. The grounds in the vicinity of the house is laid out in the style of Capability Brown whilst the deer park contains Killarney Red, Sika and Fallow deer and the meadows a herd of Kerry cattle.
Discover More Attractions in Limerick, Home of Ballyhoura Mountains
County Limerick is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster, and is also part of the Mid-West Region.Limerick city is boisterously urban in contrast and has enough historic and cultural attractions for a day's diversion. About 15km south of the city are the haunting archaeological sites around Lough Gur, while about the same distance southwest of the city is the cute thatched village of Adare.