Wild Wet Adventures is based at Temple House Lake in South Sligo, Ireland.

Temple House Lake is situated beside the south Sligo the village of Ballinacarrow.


  • From Galway, take the N17 to Tubbercurry
  • After 12.9Km turn right (signs for R293/Ballymote)
  • After 2.6Km turn right down laneway.
  • Through gate (Please close after you enter)
  • From Sligo, take the N4 towards Collooney
  • After 9.9Km take the 2nd exit and stay on N4
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto N17
  • After 1.4Km turn left
  • After 1.3Km turn left
  • After 0.6Km turn right down laneway.
  • Through gate (Please close after you enter)

History of Temple House

The Temple House lands were granted to the Knights Templar in 1216 and passed to the Knights Hospitaller when the Templars were disbanded in 1311. The castle was converted to a domestic residence in 1627 and besieged and badly damaged in 1641.

The Perceval family has lived on the lands since 1665. George Perceval (1635–75) had settled in Ireland on acquiring the Temple House property by marriage to an heiress of the Crofton family of Longford House, Colooney. The property passed down in the Perceval family, several of whom were High Sheriffs of Sligo until it descended to Colonel Alexander Perceval (1787–1858) who was MP for Sligo in the UK Parliament and Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Lords. He rebuilt the previous Gothic house c.1825. He however spent too extravagantly and on his death the house had to be sold, but was bought back for the family by Alexander’s third son, also Alexander, who had made a fortune in China. Alexander jnr then enhanced the building c.1864 by adding a 7-bay block at right angles to the existing 5-bay block.

In 1920, the house was attacked by the IRA, seriously injuring the wife of the then owner, Major Alexander Perceval.

The house, filled with heirlooms, currently operates as a guest lodge.