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Ballingeary is a peaceful inland village in south-west Ireland. It enjoys a picturesque location in the Shehy Mountains, a low-lying range that forms the county border between Cork and Kerry, to the west. Just a few miles outside Ballingeary, a mountain area known as Gougane Barra is open as a forest park. A popular visitor attraction with an abundance of animal and plant life, the park is situated in a romantic glen overlooked by heather-clad cliffs. Here, the River Lee flows from its source to the beautiful Gougane Barra Lake where, according to tradition, Saint Finbarr founded a monastery in the 6th Century. Drivers may follow a signposted motor-route through the park's forested hills, while pedestrians have a choice of walks including a nature trail. Ballingeary, with its delightful lakeland scenery, is a good centre for all kinds of outdoor activities, from fishing, boating, walking and cycling to more challenging sports such as climbing and orienteering. The village hosts an agricultural and horticultural festival every year, with exhibitions of animals, arts and crafts, food and flowers ensuring a fun day out for the family. Visitors are also well placed to explore the surrounding wild countryside and the wider attractions of County Cork.

Places to Stay near Ballingeary


Warpool Court Hotel (168.99 miles)

Warpool Court Hotel
Situated in its own grounds, overlooking the wild Atlantic with its offshore islands of Skomer and Ramsey, Warpool Court has unrivalled views. Easy walking distance to the Pembrokeshire coastal path and the 'city' centre of ... More
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TYF Eco Hotel (169.55 miles)

TYF Eco Hotel

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Attached to a converted 19th century windmill in rural St. David's, this homely and environmentally conscious hotel is an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities. Situated just off a ... More

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Felindre Cottages (172.62 miles)

Felindre Cottages
The two timber lodges at Felindre are surrounded by farmland in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

It is just five minutes walk through the fields to the Coastal Path and the picturesque fishing ... More | visit website

Quality Cottages (173.35 miles)

Quality Cottages
Wonderful Wales – within such a tiny country we have so much squeezed in to see, do and learn. Quality Cottages have for 50 years, been offering both the best of holiday cottages in ... More
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Lochmeyler Farm Guest House (175.33 miles)

Lochmeyler Farm Guest House
A 220 acre working dairy farm in the centre of the St Davids Penninsular. 3 miles from coastal path. Luxury facilities, 5 stars Visitwales, 5 Diamond AA, Visitwales Gold Award. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, ... More | visit website
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Y-Grisiau-Tri-Deg-Naw (176.67 miles)


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Just yards from an award winning sandy beach with rock pools at low tide, this attractive and very comfortable property is perfect for family holidays. Broad Haven ... More

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Cuffern Manor (178.10 miles)

Cuffern Manor
Jayne and Julian welcome you to stay in their grade 2 Georgian manor house in the heart of Pembrokeshire. A few miles from stunning coastal scenery, you can be assured of a friendly welcome and ... More | visit website
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Firstone Holiday Cottages (178.33 miles)

Firstone Holiday Cottages

Three modern cottages pleasantly situated amidst rolling fields and countryside, central to many attractions.

Sleeps 4-5 comfortably. 10 mins by car to sandy coastline & beaches. Situated in Walwyns Castle, 10 mins from Haverfordwest ... More | visit website

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Welcome Traveller Inn (179.58 miles)

Welcome Traveller Inn
If you come to Pembrokeshire for exhilarating activities or simply to get peace, you can rest assure that your stay at the Welcome Traveller Inn we will provide you with the best relaxation you could ... More | visit website
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Ty-Hendre (179.64 miles)


Ty-Hendre is a superbly appointed cottage which sleeps 4, is situated just a couple of miles out of Fishguard and with lovely pastoral surroundings. The owners have created a delightful conservation area within the 5 ... More | visit website

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