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 Club

Mitchelstown 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.

www.mitchelstown-golf.com

Fota Island 18 hole Championship Golf Club

Distance 40 mins from Firgrove Hotel via the M8 motorway.

www.fotaisland.ie


Cahir Park 18 hole Golf Course ~ 20 minutes from the Firgrove Hotel via M8 motorway.


www.cahirparkgolfclub.com

Fermoy 18 hole par 70 Golf Course ~ 10 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel via M8 motorway.


www.fermoygolfclub.ie

Doneraile 9 hole Parkland Golf Course ~ 25 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel

www.donerailegolf.com

Lismore 9 hole challenging scenic Golf Course ~ 30 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel

www.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.

www.ballyhouramtb.com
www.ballyhouracountry.com
www.coillteoutdoors.ie

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
www.ballyhouracountry.com

Horse Riding / Pony Trekking:

Hillcrest Equestrian Centre, Galbally
www.hillcrestequestriancentre.com
Tel: 062 37915
20 minutes from The Firgrove Hotel

Fishing/ Angling:

Blackwater River
Funcheon River

Swimming Pools:

Fermoy Leisure Centre………………………………….15 minutes

For the younger visitors

Playgrounds:
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
www.mitchelstowncave.com

Mitchelstown Heritage Trail

Mitchelstown 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 Festival

2nd -4th August 2013

Touring Base


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

For more information on things to do in Mitchelstown, Cork contact The Firgrove Hotel