Annaharvey Farm offers an number of different activity options for all the family. Whether you are interested in horses, walking, cycling, golfing, fishing , sight-seeing or just simply relaxing, then Annaharvey Farm is the ideal location. There is something of interest for everyone at Annaharvey Farm.
At Annaharvey Farm we have lovely walks around the farm, but also we can now offer leisure walking at Lough Boora Parklands - an amazing conservation area with wonderful opportunities to see wildlife at it’s best and of course to study the interesting sculptures that various artists have created. There are severla kilometres of easy walking through the bog lands, and if you aren't into walking there are also cycle routes available.
Guided Hill Walking is also available in the Slieve Bloom Mts. an area of uplands, river, and bog which offers serious challenges for the more experienced walker.
Under John’s guidance you can a day or half day walking with him, enjoying the great outdoors at it’s best and you know you will be in safe hands.
Cost per hr. - €25.00 pp
Packed lunches can be provided.
Emo Park in Co.Laoise is only 25 mins away by car - home to the Chomley family & now owned by the State, it is a wonderful place to visit. The house built by Gandon, as was the local Church of Ireland, is open during the summer months to visitors, but the grounds are open all year round. Here there is easy walking for families with buggies, or for those who like a "stroll in the park". The lake is full of wildlife from the ducks & swans to birds & fish - a loaf of stale bread is mandatory if you have children with you for the ducks! After your walk, the Cup Cake Cafe is open for a welcome cup of tea, based in the out houses of the old house, it is a warm & welcoming place to take a rest.
A visit to Newbridge is not a bad plan for a bit of retail therapy - on the way there you will pass Kildare Village a great retail outlet with lots of bargains, but travelling on to Newbridge a visit to Newbridge Silverware is a real treat. Here you can visit the vintage clothes museum with garments that belonged to the Beatles, Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, and many more. The shop itself is full of wonderful jewellery, books and lots of other interesting bits & pieces. No visit would be complete without a trip to the restaurant where you can have afternoon tea in proper china cups, or enjoy a lovely lunch of homemade salads, breads etc.
Bicycles can be hired at Lough Boora in the summer months and there are many kilometres of interesting & natural landscape to be discovered - an area rich in bird life - wild duck, geese, swans, partridge, and the most amazing colours across the bog land - winter or summer this is a real treat, along with the benefits of cycling along safe cycle paths.
Mountain Biking is available in the Slieve Bloom Mts. - a challenging trip, but exhilirating and exciting - your guide will bring you on trails that will leave you breathless!
Bikes and helmets supplied for Slieve Bloom guided riding
Cost: €25.00 pp per hr.
Packed lunches can be provided.
Here in Annaharvey we welcome golfers wholeheartly We are based in the heart of the Midlands where there is an abundance of courses from which to choose. Come for a week and play a different course every day.
Golf Course List:
Our location in the midlands means we are in an ideal position to make it your base for your sight-seeing holiday. The immediate area around the midlands abounds with places of interest. No visitor to the area should leave without seeing the magnificent ruins of Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic settlement on the banks of the River Shannon. Birr Castle, with its world famous gardens and telescope is only a half hour drive from Annaharvey. There are many other places of interest including An Dun Transport and Heritage Museum. The Irish National Stud in Kildare and for a day at the races - Kilbeggan Racecourse hosts six meetings over the summer months. It’s all here - and available to you, when you stay at Annaharvey Farm. (See Day Trips from Annaharvey)
Fly fisihing equipment and assisstance is supplied by John along with angling licence and everything else you need for a good days fisihing -
Cost - 3 hrs. €60.00
4 hrs €75.00