Activities and Places of Interest


Places of Interest within driving distance

Boolakennedy is ideally situated at the centre of the Munster Vales. People looking for adventure or a challenge can choose five different mountain ranges, The Galtees, The Ballyhouras, The Nagles, The Knockmealdowns & The Commeraghs covering 4 different counties, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork & Waterford, or why not try our Suir Blueway or the Waterford Greenway for a day and all of this is within 10 minutes to 50 minutes drive from your base in Boolakennedy.

Trips can be combined using the letters. A trip can be done together or sometimes combined.

Destination Distance Time Place of interest Website Eircode Locality
Mitchelstown 6.3km 7mins Underground Caves 0 A
Cahir 6km 6mins Castle E21 P652 A
Swiss Cottage 13km 13mins Historic House E21 DX07 A
The Vee Pass 27km 22mins Scenic Area and Lake 0 B
Rock of Cashel 27km 22mins Scenic Area and Lake 0 A
Mount Melleray Abbey 34km 39mins Cistersian Monastry 0 B
Lismore Castle 34km 41mins Castles and Gardens 0 B
Holycross Abbey 43km 31mins Cistersian Monastry 0 A
Lough Gur 55km 51mins Neolithic Stone Age 0 C
Ballyhass 605km 55mins Water Activity P51 N990 C
Titanic Cobh 76km 56mins Titanic Experience P51 N990 D
Spike Island 76km 56mins Island Prison 0 D
Fota Island 70km 50mins Fota Wildlife Park 0 D
Blarney Castle 70km 50mins Blarney Castle & Gardens 0 C or D
Jameson Midleton 60km 50mins Whiskey Distillery Tour 0 D
Dungarvan Greeenway 65km 60mins Cycle & Walking Greenway 0 E
Kilkenny Castle 80km 65mins Castle & Parklands 0 E
Bunratty Castle 88km 75mins Castle & Folk Park 0 F
Muckross Killarney 120km 120mins Muckross House & Parkland 0 G
Cliffs of Moher 150km 130mins Atlantic Cliffs 0 F
Aillwee Caves 150km 130mins Aillwee Caves 0 F

Other Local Clubs and Activities



The locality is well served for scenic cycling and walking routes. Walking clubs such as Galtee Walking Club & Peaks Mountain Club cover the local climbs, but please bear in mind these clubs may require you to be a member. For more info check the Glen of Aherlow for routes and trails. The magnificent Vee route leads into West Waterford and proves to be an extremely popular route for seasoned cyclists.

Galtee Walking Club


Tipperary is well known for its quality fishing waters and there’s an abundance of these waters in close proximity to Boolakennedy. The Cahir Park/Swiss Cottage area is one of the best in Europe and allows anglers to fish both banks downstream. It features numerous platforms, some of which are wheelchair accessible. There are numerous slips and weirs and plentiful spots to rest up for a full days fishing. Follow the link below for more info from the local angling club.

fishing News
Golf photo


Boolakennedy’s location rests in close proximity to Cahir Golf Course. This stunning parkland course is split in two by the River Suir and offers views of The Comeragh, Galty and Knockmealdown Mountains. A simply beautiful setting and one that lives long in the memories of all who play here. The course is open to visitors all year round with green fees ranging between €15 and €20 depending on day times and time of the year. Always best to book in advance in order to be sure of getting your desired slot. Furthermore, within 20km range lies three more 18-hole golf courses. Tipperary, Slievenamon and Clonmel, all offer their own unique challenges and again open to visitors all year round.

Cahir Golf Club


Ireland is truly blessed with stunning scenery and the volume of Motor and Bike enthusiasts who wish to take all this in on their many tours. South Tipperary often acts as a suitable base for many of these tours as they travel the length and breadth of the country taking in it’s many sites. Furthermore, within 20km range lies three more 18-hole golf courses. Tipperary, Slievenamon and Clonmel, all offer their own unique challenges and again open to visitors all year round.

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