Things to do

Cycle, Walk or Run, the Golden Ball is the ideal base from which to explore the breath-taking natural beauty of South Dublin & Wicklow.

The Golden ball is located off exit 15 of the M50, south Dublin. Local soccer club, Wayside Celtic is located a short walk from the Golden Ball on Glenamuck road. Kilternan is also home to two rugby clubs, De La Salle Palmerston and Old Wesley RFC known. Also located in Kilternan is Ireland’s only (artificial) ski slope. 

Looking for some Activities in Kilternan Area?


Scalp Loop

Explore the natural beauty of the Kilternan area with a leisurely walk near The Golden Ball pub. Discover scenic trails and iconic landmarks just waiting to be explored.
The Scalp Loop, is a delightful walk that winds its way through Carrickgollogan forest. Along the way on this relatively easy loop, you’ll encounter the historic Lead Mines Tower, a beloved local landmark steeped in history and charm. Conveniently located nearby, the car park at Barnaslingan forest makes it easy to start your adventure and explore these picturesque trails at your own pace. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful escape or an outdoor adventure, these local walks offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Fairy Castle

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, the Fairy Castle Walk offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Parking in Glencullen and following the Dublin Mountain partnership trail, ascend to the summit of Fairy Castle, where panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside await. Marvel at the sweeping vistas of Dublin City and beyond, with vistas stretching as far as the eye can see. Along the trail through the forest stop to see the Giants grave, a megalithic tomb worth stopping for. 

 Mountain Biking


The Golden Ball pub is perfectly situated near the thrilling Glencullen Adventure Park MTB (Mountain Bike) trails. Located just a short distance away, this park offers an exhilarating experience for mountain
biking enthusiasts of all levels. Get ready to tackle the adrenaline-pumping descents of the Glencullen MTB trails. With a variety of trails catering to different skill levels, from beginner-friendly routes to more advanced tracks, there’s something for riders of all abilities to enjoy.

After your exploration, return to The Golden Ball pub to relax and unwind with a well-deserved refreshment. Share stories of your outdoor adventures with friends and family as you savor the warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere of our pub.

Come and experience the beauty of Kilternan’s natural landscapes, just a short distance from The Golden Ball. With scenic walks and iconic landmarks waiting to be discovered, there’s no better way to spend a day in the great outdoors.