Ballyhoura

The Ballyhoura area is famous for its walks. Parts of this area are located in both County Limerick and County Cork. The summer walking festival in this area is very popular with avid walkers. The Seefin climb here is a memorable walk. If you are more inclined to take on long distance tracks, Ballyhoura Way will fit the bill perfectly. This walking route extends to almost 90 kilometres in length. You will come across Seefin Mountain on this trail and marvel at the amazing views of six counties available from this vantage point. Explorers will be delighted to know that they will get a chance to check out castles, churches and abbeys that are abundantly located in this area. The walk starts from Greenwood Forest which you can reach from Glenosheen. The track available here is called the Goat’s Path. You can stop to check out Castle Philip along the way which is said to have been the hiding place for outlaws. It will take a bit of time and effort to reach the peak of Seefin Mountain which is almost 528 metres high. From here, you can take the downhill track to descend back into the quietness of the Greenwood Forest. Other sites that attract tourists here are the Mitchelstown Caves, the Lough Gur Heritage Centre, the Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park and the medieval town of Kilmallock.

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