FARRAN PARK

Co. Cork

FARRAN PARK

Co. Cork

* Illustrative purposes only and not to scale. Not all activities are shown, and may vary from season to season.

Farran Park

Co. Cork

Farran Park

Zipit Farran Park is located in Farran Forest Park on the southern shore of Inniscarra lake in County Cork. It enjoys panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside. The 45 hectare forest once formed a mere fragment of the vast Farran Estate which was owned by a Captain Clarke, of tobacco products fame.

Farran Forest Park has ample car parking, toilets, and a playground. Other notable features include a wildlife enclosure and a large duck pond. The wildlife enclosure holds a small herd of red and fallow deer which can easily be viewed from the way-marked Enclosure Trail that skirts the boundary fence. The duck pond is home to duck species such as mallard, teal, widgeon, shoveler and greylag, white fronted, barnacle, snow and Egyptian geese. An old shooting lodge adjacent to the wildlife enclosure has been converted into a woodland ecology display centre.

Zipit Farran Park is only 20 minutes from Cork City and within walking distance of the National Rowing Centre, and a stone’s throw from a newly redeveloped children’s playground.

Facilities

Toilets

Toilets are located on site.

Parking

€5 contactless card only. No cash accepted.

You can also purchase a Coillte Access Card for unlimited access to any of the barrier controlled Coillte Forest Parks around the country for a one-year period at a cost of €40. http://websales.coillte.ie/

Food and Drink

Our cabin shop sells a range of hot and cold drinks, crisps and chocolate bars.

Safety Notice

Magnets used in our safety mechanisms at Zipit Farran may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and ICD’s. We recommend you contact your doctor prior to booking with Zipit.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is provided to our cabin at Zipit Farran. Other paths throughout the forest can be difficult to traverse.

A Hiddem Gem

Kilumney Inn.

The bar has a large selection of beers on tap, local craft beers and selected spirits. The restaurant caters to all tastes with a large menu featuring steaks, seafood, burgers and daily specials.

T: +353 21 487 2412

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Griffins Garden Centre and Cafe

A countryside haven for all food lovers with it’s sunny aspect and warm, friendly service. The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal or a quiet afternoon tea. Just 13 minutes from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 733 4286

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Four Star Pizza

Four Star Pizza Ballincollig, Cork is open every day until late. Delivery provided to Zipit Farran Wood.

T: +353 21 428 9800

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Murphys Centra, Coachford

Murphys Centra is a Grocery store, that has a wide variety food available.

T: +353 21 733 4016

VIEW MORE  >

Cooneys Garage, Coachford

Smooch Ice Cream parlour for Smooch cups, milkshakes and cones. Fresh pizzas which can be delivered, quality fresh rolls, sandwiches, coffees and teas available early till late.

T: +353 21 733 4011

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Lee Valley Golf Club Holiday Homes

Play golf in one of the most beautiful settings Cork and Ireland has to offer, stay in the luxurious four star holiday homes or enjoy a warm welcome in the Lee Valley Bar & Restaurant. Just a 5 minute drive from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 733 1721

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Oriel House Hotel

The Oriel House Hotel is a 4-star luxury business and leisure hotel in Ballincollig located on the west side of Cork city. Just a 10 minute drive from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 420 8400

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Rochestown Park Hotel

The Rochestown Park Hotel offers elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a leisure centre with pool and beauty salon, and a fine-dining restaurant.

T: +353 21 489 0800

VIEW MORE  >

 

Clayton Hotel

Set in sylvan terraced grounds just 3km from the city centre and 11km from Cork Airport. With over 100 guest rooms, superb cuisine, versatile conference facilities.

T: +353 21 450 7533

VIEW MORE  >

 

Carrigaline Court Hotel

The 4-star Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre acts as the perfect base for both business and leisure guests. Ideal for those who wish to visit the Cork area with plenty of attractions and activities nearby.

T: +353 21 4852100

VIEW MORE  >

 

Trigon Hotels

Trigon Hotels consist of three exceptional hotels in Cork City, offering guests their choice of location in Cork city centre or near Cork Airport.

VIEW MORE  >

 

O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House

If you are looking for an authentic traditional Irish pub full of old world character look no further. This quaint pub, at the heart of Coachford village, is situated minutes from some of the finest fishing around and convenient to Cork sights making it a great base for Coarse fishing & Game Angling holidays on Inniscarra Lake and surrounding areas.

T: +353 21 733 4023

VIEW MORE  >

Funkytown Adventure Centre

Funkytown is Cork’s leading provider of Watersports. Specializing in Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Passenger Rib Tours, Summer Camps, School Tours, Stags & Hens and Unforgettable Adventures and Events.

T: +353 87 2611173

VIEW MORE  >

 

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster.

T: +353 21 481 2678

VIEW MORE  >

 

Paintball Cork

Paintball at adventure park is action packed and can be tailored to suit your needs.

T: +353 21 4889477

VIEW MORE  >

 

Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club

Situated about half hour drive from Cork City or twenty minutes from Blarney, based on the River Lee in the beautiful Lee Valley.

T: +353 86 3069202

VIEW MORE  >

 

Ballyhass Water Activities

Ballyhass Coachford is a fantastic location offering outdoor experiences in the heart of Lee Valley. A 60 person inflatable obstacle course similar to the one in Mallow.

T: +353 021 743 4493

VIEW MORE  >

 

Toy Soldier Factory

Make & Paint your own figure from a model soldier, fairies, seasonal ornaments, chess sets, animals and other figurines in metal as many times as you wish.

T: +353 26 40222

VIEW MORE  >

How To Find Us

Directions to Farran Park

Transport

By Road

Farran Park is conveniently located off the N22 Cork to Macroom Road and is 25 kilometres from Cork City.

Turn right in the village of Srelane at Dan Sheahan’s Pub, signposted for Farran Forest Park and the National Rowing Centre.

Follow these signs to our location which is approximately 7 kilometres along the L2202 after the turn off from the N22 at Dan Sheahan’s Pub.

Local Taxi and Coach Hire

Taxi

83 Beech Rd, Muskerry Est, Ballincollig Cork Co. Cork.

Number: 021 4878787

Ovens Coaches

Aherlamore, Aherla, Cork.

Numbers: 021 7432962 087 2760596

Email: ovenscoaches@eircom.net

 
 

When you access other companies’ external websites through a link from the website of Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd., please note that Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd has no control over the products/services provided by these companies. The links to external websites are provided as a matter of convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement by Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd of the products or services of those external companies, for which Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd. assumes no responsibility or liability.

FARRAN PARK

Co. Cork

* Illustrative purposes only and not to scale. Not all activities are shown, and may vary from season to season.

Farran Park

Co. Cork

Farran Park

Zipit Farran Park is located in Farran Forest Park on the southern shore of Inniscarra lake in County Cork. It enjoys panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside. The 45 hectare forest once formed a mere fragment of the vast Farran Estate which was owned by a Captain Clarke, of tobacco products fame.

Farran Forest Park has ample car parking, toilets, and a playground. Other notable features include a wildlife enclosure and a large duck pond. The wildlife enclosure holds a small herd of red and fallow deer which can easily be viewed from the way-marked Enclosure Trail that skirts the boundary fence. The duck pond is home to duck species such as mallard, teal, widgeon, shoveler and greylag, white fronted, barnacle, snow and Egyptian geese. An old shooting lodge adjacent to the wildlife enclosure has been converted into a woodland ecology display centre.

Zipit Farran Park is only 20 minutes from Cork City and within walking distance of the National Rowing Centre, and a stone’s throw from a newly redeveloped children’s playground.

Facilities

Toilets

Toilets are located on site.

Parking

€5 contactless card only. No cash accepted.

You can also purchase a Coillte Access Card for unlimited access to any of the barrier controlled Coillte Forest Parks around the country for a one-year period at a cost of €40. http://websales.coillte.ie/

Food and Drink

Our cabin shop sells a range of hot and cold drinks, crisps and chocolate bars.

Safety Notice

Magnets used in our safety mechanisms at Zipit Farran may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and ICD’s. We recommend you contact your doctor prior to booking with Zipit.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is provided to our cabin at Zipit Farran. Other paths throughout the forest can be difficult to traverse.

A Hiddem Gem

Kilumney Inn.

The bar has a large selection of beers on tap, local craft beers and selected spirits. The restaurant caters to all tastes with a large menu featuring steaks, seafood, burgers and daily specials.

T: +353 21 487 2412

VIEW MORE  >

Griffins Garden Centre and Cafe

A countryside haven for all food lovers with it’s sunny aspect and warm, friendly service. The ‘Spinning Wheel’ Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal or a quiet afternoon tea. Just 13 minutes from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 733 4286

VIEW MORE  >

Four Star Pizza

Four Star Pizza Ballincollig, Cork is open every day until late. Delivery provided to Zipit Farran Wood.

T: +353 21 428 9800

VIEW MORE  >

Murphys Centra, Coachford

Murphys Centra is a Grocery store, that has a wide variety food available.

T: +353 21 733 4016

VIEW MORE  >

Cooneys Garage, Coachford

Smooch Ice Cream parlour for Smooch cups, milkshakes and cones. Fresh pizzas which can be delivered, quality fresh rolls, sandwiches, coffees and teas available early till late.

T: +353 21 733 4011

VIEW MORE  >

Lee Valley Golf Club Holiday Homes

Play golf in one of the most beautiful settings Cork and Ireland has to offer, stay in the luxurious four star holiday homes or enjoy a warm welcome in the Lee Valley Bar & Restaurant. Just a 5 minute drive from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 733 1721

VIEW MORE  >

 

Oriel House Hotel

The Oriel House Hotel is a 4-star luxury business and leisure hotel in Ballincollig located on the west side of Cork city. Just a 10 minute drive from Zipit Farran.

T: +353 21 420 8400

VIEW MORE  >

 

Rochestown Park Hotel

The Rochestown Park Hotel offers elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a leisure centre with pool and beauty salon, and a fine-dining restaurant.

T: +353 21 489 0800

VIEW MORE  >

 

Clayton Hotel

Set in sylvan terraced grounds just 3km from the city centre and 11km from Cork Airport. With over 100 guest rooms, superb cuisine, versatile conference facilities.

T: +353 21 450 7533

VIEW MORE  >

 

Carrigaline Court Hotel

The 4-star Carrigaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre acts as the perfect base for both business and leisure guests. Ideal for those who wish to visit the Cork area with plenty of attractions and activities nearby.

T: +353 21 4852100

VIEW MORE  >

 

Trigon Hotels

Trigon Hotels consist of three exceptional hotels in Cork City, offering guests their choice of location in Cork city centre or near Cork Airport.

VIEW MORE  >

 

O’Callaghans Bar & Guest House

If you are looking for an authentic traditional Irish pub full of old world character look no further. This quaint pub, at the heart of Coachford village, is situated minutes from some of the finest fishing around and convenient to Cork sights making it a great base for Coarse fishing & Game Angling holidays on Inniscarra Lake and surrounding areas.

T: +353 21 733 4023

VIEW MORE  >

Funkytown Adventure Centre

Funkytown is Cork’s leading provider of Watersports. Specializing in Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Passenger Rib Tours, Summer Camps, School Tours, Stags & Hens and Unforgettable Adventures and Events.

T: +353 87 2611173

VIEW MORE  >

 

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster.

T: +353 21 481 2678

VIEW MORE  >

 

Paintball Cork

Paintball at adventure park is action packed and can be tailored to suit your needs.

T: +353 21 4889477

VIEW MORE  >

 

Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club

Situated about half hour drive from Cork City or twenty minutes from Blarney, based on the River Lee in the beautiful Lee Valley.

T: +353 86 3069202

VIEW MORE  >

 

Ballyhass Water Activities

Ballyhass Coachford is a fantastic location offering outdoor experiences in the heart of Lee Valley. A 60 person inflatable obstacle course similar to the one in Mallow.

T: +353 021 743 4493

VIEW MORE  >

 

Toy Soldier Factory

Make & Paint your own figure from a model soldier, fairies, seasonal ornaments, chess sets, animals and other figurines in metal as many times as you wish.

T: +353 26 40222

VIEW MORE  >

How To Find Us

Directions to Lough Key

Zipit is situated in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

The stunning park is one of Irelands best forest parks and it is renowned for its breathtaking views, varied wildlife and historic buildings. With a woodland of broadleaf and conifer trees, wild bluebells and a wonderful scent of wild garlic, walking through this magical park is a must! With the ever-changing foliage, you can have a different experience at Zipit throughout all 4 seasons.

Lough Key Forest Park has a wonderful Visitor Centre with a treetop canopy walk, indoor activity (Boda Borg maze), outdoor adventure playground for children and a Lakeside Cafe.

There are plenty of open areas to picnic or even barbecue, as well as a fantastic lake with great water activities, boats, bikes and segways for hire.

Transport

By Road

Lough Key Forest Park is conveniently located on the N4 Dublin to Sligo Road and is 17 kilometres from the N5 Dublin to Westport Road. The town of Boyle is only 5 km from Lough Key, and 15 minutes from Carrick-on-Shannon.

By Train

Boyle Train Station is on the Sligo – Dublin Route. For timetables and further information please log onto www.irishrail.ie.

By Bus

The town of Boyle is serviced by a number of bus routes. For timetables, routes and further information please log onto Bus Eireann at www.buseireann.ie

Local Taxis

Carrick Taxis

Up to 8 in taxi or a 14-29 seater mini bus. Pricing at time of enquiry.

Leitrim Taxis

For private excursions to one of the many attractions in Co. Leitrim.

When you access other companies’ external websites through a link from the website of Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd., please note that Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd. has no control over the products/services provided by these companies. The links to external websites are provided as a matter of convenience only and should not be taken as an endorsement by Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd. of the products or services of those external companies, for which Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd. assumes no responsibility or liability.

How To Find Us

Directions to Farran Park

Transport

By Road

Farran Park is conveniently located off the N22 Cork to Macroom Road and is 25 kilometres from Cork City.

Turn right in the village of Srelane at Dan Sheahan’s Pub, signposted for Farran Forest Park and the National Rowing Centre.

Follow these signs to our location which is approximately 7 kilometres along the L2202 after the turn off from the N22 at Dan Sheahan’s Pub.

Local Taxi and Coach Hire

Taxi

83 Beech Rd, Muskerry Est, Ballincollig Cork Co. Cork.

Number: 021 4878787

Ovens Coaches

Aherlamore, Aherla, Cork.

Numbers: 021 7432962 087 2760596

Email: ovenscoaches@eircom.net

 
 

When you access other companies’ external websites through a link from the website of Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd., please note that Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd has no control over the products/services provided by these companies. The links to external websites are provided as a matter of convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement by Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd of the products or services of those external companies, for which Zipit Forest Adventures Ltd. assumes no responsibility or liability.