Amenities & Places of Interest
Golf:The Firgrove Hotel is the ideal base for your Golfing holiday with the following 5 Golf Courses among others within 40 minutes drive.
Mitchelstown Golf ClubMitchelstown Golf Club is situated less than 1 mile from the hotel. It is regarded as one of Irelands best 18 hole Parkland Courses. With magnificent views of the Galtee mountains and incorporating the Funcheon River it is the ideal golf course for golfers seeking tranquillity and a golf challenge.
Fota Island 18 hole Championship Golf ClubDistance 40 mins from Firgrove Hotel via the M8 motorway.
Cahir Park 18 hole Golf Course ~ 20 minutes from the Firgrove Hotel via M8 motorway.
Fermoy 18 hole par 70 Golf Course ~ 10 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel via M8 motorway.
Doneraile 9 hole Parkland Golf Course ~ 25 minutes from The Firgrove Hotelwww.donerailegolf.com
Lismore 9 hole challenging scenic Golf Course ~ 30 minutes from The Firgrove Hotelwww.lismoregolf.org
Biking Holidays:Ballyhoura Mountain Biking Trail:
Ballyhoura Mountain Biking is the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland with 98km of trails and provides many options for off-road cycling in the Ballyhoura Mountains. It is located at Greenwood, Ardpatrick, which is within 30 minutes drive of The Firgrove Hotel.
Walking Festival:The Firgrove Hotel is the ideal base for your walking holiday. All within easy reach are the Galtee Mountains, the Knockmealdown Mountains, the Ballyhoura Mountains, the Ballyhoura Way , the Blackwater Valley and the Glen of Aherlow.
Walking Festival:Mitchelstown Walking Festival
Organised by Bishopstown Hillwalking Club
The Mitchelstown Walking Festival will take place over the 2014 Easter weekend on Sat 19th and Sun 20th April to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club with walks in the Galty, Knockmealdown and Ballyhoura Mountains.. Special Rates for weekend 2 B&Bs and 1 Dinner 99pp Sharing. 3 B&Bs and 1 Dinner 125pp
Each May Bank Holiday weekend Ballyhoura Development Ltd. organise the very popular International Walking Festival including walks of varying lengths and challenges.
Ballyhoura International Walking Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend 3rd-6th may
Download Ballyhoura Walking Festival 2013
www.ballyhourabears.com for details on regular walks
Horse Riding / Pony Trekking:Hillcrest Equestrian Centre, Galbally
Tel: 062 37915
20 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel
Fishing/ Angling:Blackwater River
Swimming Pools:Fermoy Leisure Centre .15 minutes
For the younger visitorsPlaygrounds:
Mitchelstown x 2 5 minutes
Kilworth .10 minutes
Fermoy 15 minutes
Doneraile Park .25minutes
Galtee Valley Extreme Adventure Centre ..15 minutes
Activity Centre suitable for teenagers
Places of Interest:
Mitchelstown Caves..a magnificent palace of nature
Mitchelstown Caves are open daily throughout the year and the temperature remains constantly at 54* Fahrenheit. It is owned by the English family who provide very informative and entertaining guided tours of the caves.
Mitchelstown Caves are located midway between Mitchelstown and Cahir just off the N8 ( Exits 11 or 12 off the M8)
Distance from the Firgrove Hotel .. .15 minutes
Mitchelstown Heritage TrailMitchelstown is a planned town and the weekly market on New Square every Thursday was granted by Royal Charter in 1640.
This trail starts in New Market Square and can be walked in about 2 ½ hours. There are information Boards at the various locations, each one leading you on to the next one. It is a lovely way to spend some time viewing places like the unique Kingston College and St. Georges Church & St. Fanahans Holy Well to mention a few
Festivals:Mitchelstown hosts many Festivals throughout the year with something for all ages and tastes.
Indie-pendence Music Festival2nd -4th August 2013
The Firgrove Hotel is an excellent base from which to tour the South of Ireland. We are on the main route to Killarney which can be reached in 1 ½ hours. The following are a flavour of places to visit within 1 hours driving distance.
Cahir Castle .20 minutes
Swiss Cottage and river Suir walk .20 minutes
Lismore Castle and heritage town (Tidy Towns Winners) .25 minutes
Rock of Cashel .30 minutes
Holy Cross Abbey ....45 minutes
Mount Melleray Abbey & Grotto ... ....50 minutes
Vee Mountain Drive & Bay Lough Walk .. 40 minutes
Glen of Aherlow ..30 minutes
Doneraile Wildlife Park .25 minutes
Fota Wildlife Park & House ..45 minutes
Midleton Distillery ..50 minutes
Trabolgan Holiday Village .1 Ό hours
Cork City ..40 minutes
Genealogy Guider - Clan Search- Firgrove Hotel
Hotel visitors wishing to engage in family History can engage the services of a professional genealogy guider via Clan Search.
The service includes family tree building searching home and away civil, church,property valuations, censuses, wills, deeds, organising guided historical / heritage & library tours, clan gatherings, grave findings, heir findings etc. Clan search is a member of National Library of Genealogists.
For more information on things to do in Mitchelstown, Cork contact The Firgrove Hotel