Town Park

The nearby Newmarket Town Park includes walkways, a grass pitch, two tennis courts (free to use), outdoor fitness equipment, picnic tables and a children’s playground. There is a DVD rental store opposite the park which has a snooker & pool-hall above, which is very popular with teenage children.

James O’Keeffe Memorial Institute

The James O’Keeffe Memorial Institute, previously a mansion built by the Aldworth family, is now the home of IRD Duhallow, a community based rural development company.
Also in the grounds is a menage where people with horses can come to practice jumps. There is also a riding stables about fifteen mins from the town, Valley View Equestrian Centre.

IRD Duhallow

Discover Ireland – James O’Keeffe Memorial Institute

Pitch & Putt

The newly re-designed Pitch & Putt golf course on the premises of the James O’Keefe Institute provides an excellent challenge for serious and casual golfers alike.

Island Wood

Island Wood has miles of paths and trails along the river Dallau and through the woods. A beautiful place to visit at any time of year, full of wildlife including the commonly seen Red Squirrels.

Summer Festival

The Newmarket Summer Festival takes place each summer for 10 days between the end of June and the start of July. Great fun for all ages.

Newmarket Summer Festival

Local Entertainment

Traditional Irish music is on offer weekly in Newmarket’s bars.


For more information see the Newmarket Community Development association website.

Newmarket Community Development – Tourism


Within an hour drive of Cork City, Limerick, Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

Millstreet Horse Show

Ideal location while visiting the Millstreet horse show (15 minute drive).

Millstreet Horse Show

Millstreet Country Park

Millstreet Country Park. This 500 acre privately owned country park is just 15 minute drive and is open to visitors Seasonally. It has walks, gardens, cafe, and a mini bus trip around the estate. It is very well maintained and has audio assisted self guided trails.

Cork Racecourse, Mallow

Only thirty minutes from Cork Racecourse in Mallow.

Cork Racecourse Mallow

Mount Hillary

Take a walk on Mount Hillary only 20 minutes away. This trail head has three different looped walks that will take you from 40 minutes to 2 hours.
This walk follows forest park roads for its entire route. There are alternative walkways that increase the difficulty. The Blackwater Valley neighbours the paths and beautiful views are afforded over it.
There are wonderful walks in all of the region. Brouchers available in our welcome package.

Discover Ireland – Mount Hillary Looped Walks

Salmon Fishing

Just twelve miles from the River Blackwater with it’s famous Salmon fishing.

Golf Clubs

Kanturk Golf Club is just 10 minutes drive. Charleville and Mallow golf clubs are both within 30 minutes by car.

Kanturk Golf Club

Charleville Golf Club

Mallow Golf Club

Blarney Castle

Kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab!

Blarney Castle

Lakes of Killarney

Made up of three lakes, this beautifully scenic area is a must-see.

Killarney National Park

Ballybunion Beach

A wonderful Blue Flag beach, perfect on a sunny day.

Discover Ireland – Ballybunion Beach

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