Local Activities

Equestrian

There are 3 equestrian centres within easy driving distances of the house, Athlacca Polo cross Centre and O'Donnells Horse riding Centre in Galbally who offer guided cross country trails and Cacherconlish Equestrian center offers lessons and 4 hour trecking.

The region is famed for its hunting clubs.

Limerick Race Course at Patrickwell offers a combination of day and evening meetings as does Limerick junction in Tipperary.

Golf

The house is a golfers paradise, with a number of of highly recommended golf course within close distances.

Ballyneety Golf Club (9 miles)
Charleville Golf Club (10 miles)
Adare Golf Club - Irish open 2007/2008 (14 miles)
Ballykisteen golf course at Limerick junction (13 miles)

Clay Bird Shooting

Lazy Dog Ltd. is a clay bird and indoor rifle range centre located in the Ballintubber, Kilfinanne, Co Limerick and is a perfect way to be introduced to the sport. The centre offers a variety of shooting layouts catering for novice shooter and the very advanced. A qualified shooter is available for tuition, covering everything from safety to gun handling.
www.lazydogshooting.ie

Water Activities

Limerick is ideally located for many water based activities and all centres are within easy car distances.

For fishing Ballyhass lakes offers a catch and release fishing and tackle hire at there fresh spring fed lakes. Castleconnell has long being prestigious for salmon fishing in Ireland.

Also on the Castleconnell river is Limericks wake and ski centre that offers this water adventure sport in a private stretch of the river Shannon. Tuition is offered in sessions or small groups to suit beginners to advances levels and all equipment is supplied.
www.limerickwakeandski.com

Close by in Killaloe is UL training activity centre. Activities on offer include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, power boating, dragon boat racing, archery, orienteering and the impressive high ropes course.
info@ulac.ie

Kilfianne Education Centre located close to home offers a large range of water based activities and adventure sport courses such as cannoning at Lough Gur, kayaking and land activities such as rock wall climbing, orienteering, hill walking, river walking and team challenges.
info@kilfinnaneoec.com

Terra Nova Garden & Fairy Garden

Terra Nova is one of Ireland's best known small, privately owned gardens and is a firm favourite with garden visitors of all ages. A half-acre that appears so much larger due to the use of weaving pathways, imaginative features and an ingenious use of space, nothing goes to waste here in this lush oasis, though it is without doubt, a plant lovers garden, it offers so much more. Terra Nova’s magical fairy experience begins once you enter and there’s plenty of Fairy magic here and many can feel it. Some find it uplifting, others find it calming and some have even been moved to tears! This garden has a soul, it can't be explained, it has to be experienced. A happy garden that will make you smile - come and see and feel it for yourself.

Terra Nova Fairy Gifts is Ireland's leading fairy gift shop and stocks the largest range of fairy houses, doors and fairy garden accessories in the country. We stock over 140 different fairy houses, 100 fairy doors, 200 fairy figurines plus over 200 other fairy-tale figures including unicorns, dragons, tree ents and pixies, and all at the best possible prices!

The shop is open daily 11am - 6pm and we'd love to see you! Phone 063-90744

Other garden attractions:

Coolwater gardens www.coolwatergarden.com
Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park 022 222444
Rockbarton Garden Centre www.rockbartongardencentre.ie


Doneraile Estate

Doneraile 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.

Doneraile Court, the former residence of the St. Leger family, is situated within the Park. It is opened to the public following completion of restoration works there is a Tea Room onsite (open 7 days a week) and New Large Children’s Playground.

Guided tours scheduled from 27th March, 28th & 29th March with opening of the Pleasure grounds, 18th and 19th century gardens as part of the tour ticket. Open 10am to 5pm, last admission to house 4pm.

From Monday 30th March open 7 days a week. Guided Tours 10am to 6pm.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Average length of visit 45 minutes.

Contact 022 24771 or 087 938 4907

donerailecourt@opw.ie

http://doneraileestate.ie/opening-hours/