The first in the Ballyhoura Active Series took place 28 April. The race was organised by Mount Hillary AC, in partnership with Ballyhoura Development. Photo: Amber Mothersoul & Pat Boyce of Mount Hillary AC
Ballyhoura Road Race made for a thrilling event
The first in the Ballyhoura Active Series took place on Sunday, May 28 in Banteer. The race was organised by Mount Hillary AC, in partnership with Ballyhoura Development. The “fast and furious” 5 miler race began at 10 am with just over 200 runners through the picturesque village of Banteer, and Anthony Mannix came in first place for the men at a time of 26 minutes, with the first woman, Carol Flinn, coming in at 31 minutes, both from Leevale AC.
The Ballyhoura Active series has seven runs this season, taking place around the Limerick and Cork area. These events start with Moreabbey Milers on May 10 at 7.30pm. Further dates include May 17 at Buttevant AC 8:15 pm, May 24 at Kilmallock AC at 7:30 pm, June 7 Kilfinnane 7:30 pm, June 14 Bilboa 8 pm and concluding on June 21 at Shandrum AC 7:30 pm.
Situated in the South-West region of Ireland, on the borders of counties Tipperary, Limerick and Cork, Ballyhoura Country is an area of undulating green pastures, woodlands, hills and mountains. The ancient and unspoilt landscape, an abundance of significant heritage sites, thrilling outdoor activities and friendly people make it the perfect place to discover rural Ireland.
Ballyhoura Country will provide you with the opportunity to discover past cultures with every step that you take. Learn how prehistoric man farmed the shores of Lough Gur, the medieval walled town of Kilmallock was fortified or view the magnificent Doneraile Park, listening to its fascinating history. Discover De Valera and the magical Terra Nova Gardens or experience local culture at the crossroads dancing, the Kilmallock agricultural mart, a hurling game or an evening of road bowling.
A world where the little pleasures of sharing everyday things with the locals in Ballyhoura – talking with them, walking with them and sharing a joke – is possibly the greatest attraction of them all! Whether you wish to take part in an action-packed activity based holiday or relaxing, de-stressing, unwinding break. Ballyhoura Country provides the perfect setting to suit everyone’s taste and is quintessentially
If you missed out, the next Active Series race takes place in Galbally on the 10th of May. For more information on dates and times, check out the Active Series Facebook or website.