Sports & Recreation in Abbeyfeale

Abbeyfeale is situated on the banks of the River Feale, in the foothills of the Mullaghareirk Mountains, ideally located for the outdoor enthusiast.

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There are walks in and around the town of Abbeyfeale and in nearby Ashford village is the trailhead for the Ashford to Broadford Walking Trails. Abbeyfeale is also one of five access points (R524 Athea Road) to the Great Southern Greenway off-road walking and cycling tracks running along the old railway line connecting the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.

Enjoy horse riding in the open hills where you can take in the beautiful views of the surrounding area. Fitzgeralds Farmhouse and Equestrian Centre has a two-kilometre trek which riders can walk, trot and canter along, while taking in the beautiful views.

There is also a long and thriving history of organised sport in the community which is still going strong. Abbeyfeale has had countless sporting successes down through the decades, made possible by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Situated on the River Feale, one of the most outstanding salmon and sea trout fisheries in Ireland, and only a short distance to Glasha Lake, a beautiful well maintained brown trout lake, Abbeyfeale is the ideal place for anyone who loves to fish for salmon or brown trout.

For a full list of sports and recreation facilities and organisations click here.