Local Activities and Attractions

The Clongibbon House is the ideal base for your Golfing holiday with the following 6 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.


Fota Island 18 hole Championship Golf Club
Distance 40 mins from Clongibbon House via the M8 motorway.


Cahir Park 18 hole Golf Course  
20 minutes from the Clongibbon House via M8 motorway.


Fermoy 18 hole par 70 Golf Course
10 minutes from The Clongibbon House via M8 motorway.


Doneraile 9 hole Parkland Golf Course
25 minutes from The Clongibbon House.


Lismore 9 hole challenging scenic Golf Course
30 minutes from The Clongibbon House.


Biking Holidays

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 Clongibbon House.



Walking Festival

The Clongibbon House 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.

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..

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


Horse Riding / Pony Trekking

Hillcrest Equestrian Centre, Galbally
20 minutes from The Clongibbon House

Tel: 062 37915

Fishing and Angling

Blackwater River
Funcheon River

Swimming Pools:

Fermoy Leisure Centre: 15 minutes

For the younger visitors

Mitchelstown x 2: 5 minutes
Kilworth: 10 minutes
Fermoy: 15 minutes
Doneraile Park: 25 minutes
Galtee Valley Extreme Adventure Centre: 15 minutes
Activity Centre suitable for teenagers

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)


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…


Mitchelstown hosts many Festivals throughout the year with something for all ages and tastes.

Indiependence Music Festival

2nd -4th August 2013

Touring Base

The Clongibbon House 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 ¼ hours

  • Cork City: 40 minutes