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Ballyhoura Active Series resulted in more rewarding wins

The fourth in the Ballyhoura Active Series took place on Friday, May 17th in Buttervant. The race was organized by Buttervant AC, in partnership with Ballyhoura Development. Fastest man Sean Doyle completed the 4 miler in 19:50 and the fastest woman Carol Finn from Leevale AC finished the course in 24: 25. 

The Ballyhoura Active series has seven runs this season, taking place around the Limerick and Cork area. There are four further events in the Ballyhoura Active series including Kilmallock on May 24th, Kilfinnane on June 7th, Bilboa June 14th and Shandrum June 21st.   For more information of dates and times, check out the Active Series Facebook or website.


Overall winner- Sean Doyle, North Cork AC   


2nd Male Gavin Sweeney – Togher AC  

3rd Male Brian Conroy- Clane AC  


Category prize winner Sorcha Kearney- St Finbarr’s  


Overall 1st Female Carol Finn – Leevale AC  

2nd Female Eadaoin O’Neill – East Cork AC  


Wheelchair winner Jerry Forde

Juvenile Winner Roman Borkowski Hogan, North Cork AC  

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.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.