Sports & Recreation in Rathkeale

Go fishing, walking, explore the local cycling and hiking routes or hire a vintage car and follow the West Limerick Drive. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, there really is something for everyone.

Sports and Recreation

Rathkeale offers activities for the sporting and outdoor enthusiast of all ages.

Boxing is a very popular sport in Rathkeale. The Rathkeale Boxing Club, affiliated with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, has one of the best training facilities in the country, with top of the range equipment and changing rooms/showers, for both male and female. New members are welcome from age 9.

Abbeyfeale is also one of five access points to the Limerick Greenway off-road walking and cycling tracks running along the old railway line connecting the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.

For those interested motorsports, Limerick Motor Club has been organising and promoting motorsport in Limerick city and county for over 60 years. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare or Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale.

Seán and Delma Carter with their daughters Emma (14) and Grace (18) at on the Limerick Greenway. Photo: Seán Curtin, True Media.
Limerick Greenway

Why not hire a classic sports car or retro motorcycle for a one-day adventure or a weeks’ touring? RetroVentures, based in Croagh, offers Ireland's largest selection of self drive classic cars and Ireland's only fleet of retro motorcycles.

Clonshire Equestrian in nearby Adare has a 120 acre parkland cross country course as well as indoor arenas for visitors of all abilities and experience.

West Limerick is a popular spot for game and coarse fishing enthusiasts. Rathkeale, situated on the River Deel, is a popular brown trout fishing spot, with a number of angling clubs operating in the area.

Rathkeale Brass Band has a long tradition in Rathkeale, dating back to 1882. Membership of the band is open to everybody from 11 years and up.

Rathkeale town also has many sports clubs and community facilities including gaelic and soccer pitches, all weather mini-pitches, a sports centre and a community centre.

If you've ever wanted to increase your skill, confidence, knowledge and performance in clay shooting, archery and crossbow shooting, Rosemount Shooting School is perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced shooters. RoseMount also offers a great day out for a Hen or Stag party, entertaining clients, team building or just a group of friends.

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