There are seven golf courses in County Mayo. With 18 hole and 9 hole courses suitable for the Amateur or experienced golfer. All are set in scenic splendour with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The two closest golf courses to Turin Castle are:
Ballinrobe Golf Club, 18 holes a short drive from Turin Castle. This Championship Parkland Golf Course at Ballinrobe Golf Club is considered by some, including Padraig Harrington, to be one of the best in Ireland. It was voted best parkland course in Connaught in 2013 and 2015.
Tel: +353 94 954 www.ballinrobegolfclub.com
Ashford Castle Golf Course, This beautiful 9 hole, 2996 yards par 35 parkland course is perfect for golfers of all abilities to hone their skills. The course, the original deer park of the estate, was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect Eddie Hackett.
Tel:+353 94 954 6003 www.ashfordcastle.com/activities/golf
Horse Riding & Trekking
County Mayo provides plentiful locations for all who enjoy trekking and pony riding at any level. Ballyjennings Stables are less than 3 kilometers away. They offer Horse and Pony Riding for all ages from the age of four years old and upwards. This is a family run centre who can cater for families and have suitable animals for both children and adults.
Tel: +353 087 9404689/ 087 2951627 horsetrekkingireland.com
Ireland’s School of Falconry is the oldest established falconry school in Ireland. They specialise in one hour private Hawk Walks where you can fly a Harris hawk. No previous experience is necessary and they cater for all ages, abilities and families.
Tel: + 353 (0)94 954 6820 www.ashfordcastle.com/activities/falconry
Lough Corrib is one of the best game fisheries in the world and it is a wonderful place to experience what Ireland has to offer both in terms of the game angling and the hospitality of the local people. Lough Corrib is now recognised as the leading wild brown trout fishery in the World. Lough Mask is famous for its large ferox trout and every season anglers take a number of these great trout, mostly all over 10 lb and nearly always to trolled baits.
Contact: Fishing In Ireland
If you would like to try Traditional Archery, you can arrange a lesson at Ballyjennings which is less than 3 Km from Turin Castle.
Contact : Activities at Ballyjennings
Clay Pigeon Shooting & Zip lining
Enjoy the ancient sport of clay pigeon shooting at Ashford Castle. All the family can participate simultaneously from ages seven upwards. Get a bird’s eye view of the majestic Ashford Castle woods as you zip through the branches on this exhilarating aerial adventure. Beech, Oak, Monterey Pines, Scots Pine and European Fir Trees will whizz past as you go from one platform to the next and cover a combined total distance of 300 metres. It’s a magnificent way to hang out in the tree tops, whatever the weather!
Contact: Ashford Castle Activities
The Spa at Ashford Castle
After all that activity relax and unwind in the Spa at Ashford Castle for a special pampering lunch. With its fairytale setting and uninterrupted views stretching across Lough Corrib. For more details contact the Spa.
Contact: Ashford Castle Spa
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