Map of Woodlands around Ireland


Click here for my location map
of ALL of the woodlands
in the Republic Of Ireland
that are featured here





The Catalogue Of Woodlands

Below here, I am developing a catalogue of woodlands
featured through the map link above.
Please browse these and decide which woodlands
you would like to share a Sunday Afternoon in
with a friend or others, or there may be
a gathering happening in your chosen woodland.

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Co. Carlow - 3 woodlands

Clogrennan, 8 km south west of Carlow town
broadleaved woodland, heritage site (stone bridge), picnic area

Kilbrannish, 8 km west of Bunclody
conifer woodland, heritage site (standing stone), picnic areas, viewpoint

Rath Wood, 4 km east of Tullow, R725
mainly conifer woodland, small lakes, heritage site (fairy rings), picnic areas, toilets, cafe, garden centre, pet farm 



Co. Cavan - 5 woodlands

Bailieborough, north of Bailieborough town
broadleaved and conifer woodland, lakes, heritage site (holy well, fairy ring, hanging tree, memorial), picnic area, cafe, viewpoints

Bawnboy, west of Ballyconnell town
mainly conifer woodland, lakes, heritage site (fairy ring), cafe, viewpoints

Burren, 4 km south of Blacklion village
mainly conifer woodland, small lake, heritage sites (dolmens, wedge tombs, hut sites, stone art), picnic area, viewpoints

Dun a Ri, north east of Kingscourt
broadleaved woodland, small lake, heritage sites (holy wells, fairy rings), picnic area, toilets, viewpoint

Killykeen, west of Cavan town beside Lough Oughter
broadleaved and conifer woodland, lakeside, heritage sites (cairns, crannogs), picnic areas, toilets, cafe, viewpoints



Co. Clare - 6 woodlands

Ballycuggaran, 3 km north of Killaloe on R463
mainly conifers and some oak, ash, beech, rivers, picnic areas, toilets, viewpoints

Cahermurphy, 3.5 km north of Flagmount village beside Lough Graney
mainly conifers and some birch, beech, alder, riverside, picnic area, viewpoints

Cratloe, 13 km north west of Limerick, 2 km from Cratloe village
mainly conifers and some oak, birch, beech, rowan, rivers, heritage site (castle), picnic areas, viewpoint

Doon, 3.5 km west of Broadford off R466 to Tulla
broadleaved and conifer, oak, birch, alder, spruce, lakeside, lake, river,  picnic area, viewpoints

Cragan's, 8 km north east of Lisdoonvarna on N67 to Ballyvaughan
mainly conifers and some beech, heritage site (lime kiln), picnic area, viewpoints

Kilrush, 1 km south east of Kilrush town
broadleaved and some conifer, oak, ash, birch, beech, spruce, river,  heritage site (holy well), picnic area, cafe, toilets



Co. Cork - 20 woodlands

Ballinspittle, 10 km west of Kinsale on R600
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (wells, church), viewpoints, picnic area

Ballyannan, south of Midleton town on the Owenacurra Estuary
broadleaved woodland, heritage site (pillar), viewpoints, picnic areas

Carrigfadda, 13.5km from Dunmanway along the R599
conifer woodland, heritage site (holy year cross), viewpoints

Castlefreke, 10 km south west of Clonakilty
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (church, castles), viewpoints, picnic area, cafe

Castlemartyr, on the N25 between Midleton and Youghal
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (church, folly), viewpoint, picnic area

Corrin, 3.5 km south of Fermoy, adjacent to Fermoy Golf Course
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (cairn, cross), viewpoint, picnic area

Curragh, 5 km north of Midleton on R626 road to Fermoy
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (fulacht fla, rath), viewpoints, picnic areas

Curraghbinny, 7.2 Km east of Carrigaline
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage sites (cairn, midden), viewpoints, picnic area

Dromilihy, 14 Km's east of Skibbereen on the N71
broadleaved woodland, picnic areas

Farran, 20km west of Cork city towards Macroom
conifer woodland, viewpoint, picnic areas, wildlife enclosure

Glansheskin, north of Kilworth village close to Fermoy town
conifer woodland, heritage site (rath), viewpoint, picnic area

Glenabo, 1.5 km west of Fermoy town
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage site (rath), viewpoint, waterfall

Guagan Barra, 20 km south west of Ballingeary, off the R584
conifer woodland, viewpoints, waterfalls, picnic areas, toilets

Island Wood, 2.5 Km's south of Newmarket
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoint, picnic areas, cave

Moanbaum, near Watergrasshill village 18 km north west of Cork City.
conifer woodland, heritage (standing stones, viewpoints, picnic area

Oldcourt, South east of Cork City on the 'urban fringe'.
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoint

Pooleen, 3.5 km north west of Glengarriff village
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoint, waterfall, picnic area

Rineen, 7 km south east of Skibbereen along the Castlehaven inlet.
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoint, picnic area, sea shore

Rostellan, 10 km south from Midleton on R630
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (well, dolmen, standing stone), viewpoint, picnic area

Warrenscourt, 10 km east of Macroom near Kilmurry village
conifer woodland, heritage (fulacht flas, beehives), viewpoints, picnic area



Co. Donegal - 6 woodlands

Ards Forest Park, mid way between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy on N56

Ballykeeran, north west of Letterkenny just before Kilmacrenan on N56

Bonny Glen Wood, approx 11km north west of Glenties

Drumboe, between Stranolar and Ballybofey

Drummonaghan, 1 Km west of Rathmelton town

Woodquarter, 5 Km north of Milford



Co. Dublin - 8 woodlands

Massy's Estate, on R115 south of Rathfarnham

Barnaslingan, 1.5 km south east of Kilternan on minor road to Enniskerry

Carrickgollogan, 2.5km south of Kilternan on the Dublin/Wicklow border

Cruagh, 16 km south of Dublin City on road linking the R115 and R116.

Hell Fire Club, west of Cruagh mentioned above

Kilmashogue, 3.5 km west of Sandyford

Tibradden , 16 km south of Dublin City on the R116.

Ticknock , 3 km south west of Sandyford



Co. Galway - 8 woodlands

Ard na Gaoithe, 3.5 km south of Cong village on Cong/Corr na Mona road

Clonbur, by Clonbur village on R345 on southern shore of Lough Mask

Cong, park cars at Cong R.C.Church not on Ashford Castle road

Derroura Mountain , 7kms west of Oughterard towards Lough Corrib

Lackavrea, 3km north east of Maam Cross

Monivea, 8km north of Athenry

Newvillage, 2kms north west of Oughterard along the Glann road

Portumna, west side of Portumna town, north side of Lough Derg
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (abbey, church island, lime kiln), viewpoints, picnic areas, lakeside, cafe at nearby hotel



Co. Kerry - 8 woodlands

Ballygamboon, 10 Km's south of Tralee on the N70 to Killorglin
conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic area

Caragh Lake, 13 km south west of Killorglin
conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic area

Dooneen, 3.5 km north east of Castleisland
conifer woodland, picnic area

Glanteenassig, 24 km west of Tralee by Aughacasla village
conifer woodland, heritage (standing stone), viewpoints, picnic areas

Killaclohane, East of the N70 between Castlemaine and Milltown
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (mass rock), viewpoint, picnic area

Lickeen, 18 km from Killorglin, 13km from Glenbeigh in Glencar Valley
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (mass rock, lime kiln), viewpoints, picnic area

Lyracrumpane, east of Ballyconnell
conifer woodland, heritage (church), viewpoint, picnic area, cafes

Rossacroo, 10 Km north east of Kilgarvan village on the N569 to Killarney
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (clochan), viewpoint, picnic area, millenium wood



Co. Kildare - 3 woodlands

Donadea, 8 KM south of Kilcock on R407 to Naas

Moore Abbey, just south of Monesterevin

Mullaghreelan, 12 km south of Athy, just south of Kilkea



Co. Kilkenny - 4 woodlands

Castlemorris, off of N10 between Kilkenny and Waterford at Aghaviller
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (round tower), picnic areas, pheasant hatchery

Coille an Fhaltaigh, 5.8km southwest of Kilkenny town
broadleaved and conifer woodland, oak grove, millenium woodland, picnic area

Jenkinstown, 10km north of Kilkenny on N78 towards Castlecomer
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage(well), deer reserve, viewpoints, picnic area, toilets

Woodstock, 1km south of Inistioge village
private owned broadleaved and conifer woodland, arboreum, picnic area, toilets, tea room (summer), car park 4 euros



Co. Laois - 7 woodlands

Monicknew, 11.5 km south of Clonaslee on road to Mountrath

Brittas, by Clonaslee, north west of Mountmellick, below Slieve Bloom

Capponellan, 1.5 km south west of Durrow on the N8

Carrick, just south of Portarlington town

Dunmore, south of Abbeyleix and north east of Durrow

Glenbarrow, take R422 west of Mountmellick and look for signs on left

The Cut, Glendine, on mountain road between Mountrath and Clonaslee



Co. Leitrim - 4 woodlands

Derrycarne, north west of Drumod, south east of Carrick On Shannon
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic areas, lakeside

Glenfarne Wood, north west of Glenfarne, west of Blacklion
conifer woodland, heritage (standing stones, well, sweat house), viewpoints, picnic areas, lakeside

Killegar, remote, south east of Ballinamore close to Glasshouse Lough
broadleaved woodland, mushroom festival

Milltown, north west of Manorhamilton, in the Lurganboy townland
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic areas, riverside



Co. Limerick - 4 woodlands

Ballyhoura, in the Ballyhoura mountains of south Co. Limerick
conifer woodland, heritage (cairns), parking fee 5 euros

Curragh Chase, 22km west of Limerick on N69 close to Kilcornan
broadleaved and conifer woodland, heritage (wells, cross, country house), arboretum, viewpoints, child play area, toilets, cafe, camping, parking 5 euros

Foynes, 1km west of Foynes town on the N69
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic area

Galty Castle, SW of Cahir off old N8 on borders of counties Limerick and Tipperary
broadleaved and conifer woodland, viewpoints, picnic area



Co. Longford - 2 woodlands

Derrycassan, 6.5km north west of Granard

Newcastle, east of Ballymahon



Co. Louth - 3 woodlands

Ravensdale, 8 km north of Dundalk, just off of N1

Slieve Foye, 3.5 km north west from Carlingford towards Newry

Townley Hall, 6.5 km west from Drogheda towards Slane



Co. Mayo - 8 woodlands

Belleek, north of Ballina

Brackloon, south of Westport

Drummin, south of Ballina

Moore Hall, north of Ballinrobe, south of Castlebar

Sheskin North, west of Ballycastle

Sheskin South, well west of Ballina on N59

Tawnyard, north east of Leenane

Tourmakeady, north west of Ballinarobe



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