Activity Breaks

Located close to Lough Gur, one of Ireland’s finest archaeological and historical gems. The whole area is enchanting with stories of the cáilin Bán riding across the lake on a white horse. In National Geographic, they quote ‘Every seven years, Lough Gur demands the heart of a human being.’ So writes Mary Carbery in her 1930’s memoir ‘The Farm by Lough Gur’. People have lived around this extraordinary lake, steeped in folklore, for some 6,000 years and you can’t turn a corner without stumbling on a stone circle, Neolithic settlement, hill fort or a medieval castle. Well worth a visit and boasts a great interpretative centre too. Take a pleasant drive to Doneraile Court, listed in Ireland’s top 3 most visited free attractions with acres of forest park and open space to explore along with a great tearooms and interiors shop on the main street of this small town steeped in history.

Close to the Ballyhoura Mountain range which boasts of the longest mountain bike trails in Ireland. The house looks across at Knockfierna, the highest peak in the Mid West landscape, the perfect trek for even the amateur walker.
If retail therapy is required, we are surrounded by shopping gems in Newcastle West and Adare and in-between. Perfect for ladies to spend time together!

The Mustard Seed is also only 40 minutes easy drive from Shannon Airport, a small airport, very easy to negotiate through, making The Mustard Seed your ideal first night landing pad or the last stop of your vacation. Coming from Dublin, Ballingarry village is just a 2 hour drive and is the first actual stop you will have to make after leaving Dublin city and driving down through the county on the M7 motorway, taking the exit for Croom after passing by Limerick city, and then following the sign for Ballingarry.