Ballinaboola is located 4km from Ballyhay on the N20 in North Cork and 9km from Charleville.

Site Description

Ballinaboola or Baile na Buaile means townland or homestead for cattle fold or summer pasture.  One could imagine that this sheltered location on the lower north western reaches of the Ballyhoura mountains would have been very suitable for providing shelter for livestock in times past.  Ballinaboola is located just over a km from the Limerick border to the east.  This section of forestry is part of a 6000 hectare block that is criss-crossed with multiple tracks and forest roads.  There are two National Looped Walks starting/finishing from this car park.

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Ballinaboola Features

Walking Trails, Car Parking,

How do I get there?

From Charleville, follow the N20 South to Ballyhay, approx. 4.5km.  Turn left up past the church and continue straight on for 3.6km.  The turn off for Ballinaboola will be on your right, follow the forest road in a south easterly direction for 1km to reach the car park.

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No of car spaces:12
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Contact Info

Contact name:John Galvin