Forget Tinder, find love at Ballyhoura singles walk in County Limerick

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan

Waterfall in love at Ballyhoura’s singles walk

Waterfall in love at Ballyhoura’s singles walk

IF YOU are sick of dating websites and trying to meet somebody in loud bars or clubs then Ballyhoura could have the answer for you.

As part of the international walking festival this May Bank Holiday weekend a singles walk is back by popular demand. Last year, one couple found love at the event and they are still going strong 12 months on, said Fiona Walsh, business development manager Ballyhoura Beo.

It takes place on Saturday, May 5 at 2pm and you are guaranteed to meet like-minded people. It follows the Keale River from Darragh to Ballyorgan and a picturesque waterfall isn’t the only spot where liquid will be flowing.

“This is an over 18s walk, a drink or two may be consumed at the bars located at the start and end. This walk will involve a bus transfer from Kilfinane.

“It is a lovely way to meet new people. We had men and women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s last year. All ages are welcome. We had about 25 last year so we’re hoping for even more this year. The scenery is beautiful and you could find the love of your life too!” said Fiona.

The brilliant description of the unique guided stroll is: “Prepare to meet your soulmate, while noticing the birds and bees on the singles walk”.

It is one of a total of 25 walks in Ballyhoura country from Friday, May 4 to Monday, May 7. The festival provides an opportunity to explore stunning countryside in the company of guides from the Ballyhoura Bears walking and Limerick climbing clubs.

It features a packed programme of walks for all abilities, from the enthusiastic well-equipped walker who relish the challenge of the A and B walks on the Saturday and Sunday mornings, to the gentle ramblers who are out to enjoy pleasant guided walks in the company of local experts in the fields of heritage, archaeology, history, flora and fauna.

This year, the Galtee Mountain climb is their fundraising event. All proceeds are in aid of Liam’s Lifts - a community -based transport service, whose aim is to solve transport difficulties locals often face when they need to attend oncology appointments in Cork.  

For full information on all the events see