Set at the foot of the Ballyhoura Mountains

Ideal base for hill walking & mountain biking

Open all year round

Full breakfast menu

Private car park

Woodview

Enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of Woodview
with award winning garden
and a céad míle fáilte
Free Wi Fi
Woodview B&B
Glebe Road
Kilfinane
Co. Limerick.
063 91106
087 6406173


Walking

One of the many pleasures of holidaying in this part of rural Ireland is the large areas available for hill walking. The nearest hills are the Ballyhouras which have miles of trails and loop walks, at mixed levels depending on the individual’s skill and experience. If you exhaust the Ballyhouras you can move on to the Galtee Mountains and the fantastic Glen of Aherlow. The Ballyhoura Bears are a well known local walking group who organise guided walks at weekends.

 

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Centre

Galligans Cottage

There is a unique opportunity to enjoy Ireland’s outdoors by mountain bike in the Ballyhoura Mountains of East Limerick and North Cork. The development of the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Centre has created a trail system starting and finishing at the new trail head near the village of Ard Patrick in East Limerick. A full range of visitor services will eventually be provided at the trail head such as car parking, bike wash, showers and toilets. Use of the trails will be free with small charges applying to the other visitor services provided.


The mountain bike trails are the enthusiast bike riders dream with 3 world class trails, 91 km in total, of way marked routes using a combination of forest roads and new built single track trails. The trail system has been designed by the worlds leading trail designer Dafydd Davis who has designed some of the most exciting and challenging trails known to mountain bikers across the globe. There are three trails in all with each of the circular loops offering a different experience, length and level of difficulty.

The Trails
Loop 1 – 16 km, short and almost entirely on single track which climb gently and have exciting but not too technical descents.

Loop 2 – 27 km, moderate length with more challenging climbs. The majority of the trail is single track with approx 7km on forest road.

Loop 3 – 48 km, a long trail with most of the climbs on forest roads and all of the descents on single track.

Golfing

There are excellent golfing facilities within this area. Large and small clubs but all very welcoming.



The Friar’s Gate Theatre in Kilmallock puts on regular productions of mostly Irish authors, in the newly refurbished premises on Sarsfield Street.

Walled town of Kilmallock with is existing entrance gates, Dominican Abbey and museum.
 
Lough Gur visitor centre
 
Local Ring Forts and Stone Circles
 
Ballinvreena cross road dancing,
 
Moorestown Animal Welfare Centre
 
Ballyhoura Horse Trails and Riding centre,
 
Clay Pidgeon Shooting Range
 
Outdoor Education and activity centre in Kilfinane
 
Bruff with its U.S. Presidential connections

ROCK OF CASHEL, VIA THE GLEN OF AHERLOW.  Go to Kilmallock and take the R515 east to Tipperary. Then the N74 signed Cashel. Proceed through the town on the Portlaoise road. Visit the Castle on the outskirts and the town. Return via Tipperary and the N24. Turn right signed Glen of Aherlow. Follow the road
through the valley to Galbaly.

JAMESONS IRISH WHISKY CENTRE, MIDDLETON. To Cork on the  N20. Take N25 signed Youghal. Middleton is half way.

KNOCKFEERINA, FAMINE SITE Nr BALLINGARY, Co. LIMERICK. From Kilmallock to O'Rourke,s Cross via Bruree, then take R518 Signposted Newcastlewest, half way turn right towards Ballingarry, follow signs to
Knockfeerina, not to be missed, super views over Shannon estuary.

LISCARROL DONKEY SANCTUARY, DROMCOLLAHER ORGANIC RESEARCH GARDEN. From Charleville go south, turn right before Mallow to the Donkey Sanctuary, please give generously as it is the only one in Ireland, and is connected with the British Donkey Sanctuary on Dartmoor. Follow signs to Droncollaher the organic research centre is on the right as you go in.

The Flying Boat Museum at Foynes On the south coast of the Shannon Estuary, scene of the first Transatlantic flight.


Donaraille Country Park, outside the village of the same name.


Go to a Hurling match on Sunday afternoon at the local first class Gaelic Games field, see local papers for fixtures during your stay.


The very picturesque Watermill on the river at Bruree, also the Eamon de Valera Museum being the birth place of one of Ireland's most famous presidents.


There are two large equestrian centres, one on the rolling Golden Vale, and the other in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, both offer beginners or advanced riding.

 

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