Bishop's Wood


Bishop's Wood Car Park is situated on the edge of Gortarush Property in Dundrum Forest adjacent to the R661 Tipperary - Thurles road.

Site Description

The area is called Bishop`s Wood because it was at one stage designated as church property. The Earl of Montalt owned the estate up until 1905. The gamekeepers lodge which is about 1 Km. from the car park has been taken over by the Boy Scouts Association and has been turned into a  National Boy Scout Centre.

There is no specific trail here but the area is  extensively roaded giving the visitor plenty of scope for walking.

The main tree species here are conifers, with Sitka Spruce,  Norway Spruce and Larch being the most common. There are a number of small old  Oak stands scattered throughout the conifers in some parts of the forest property. The area was originally Old Woodland and as the conifer stands are being felled the Oak stands are being developed and extended and young Oak planted where suitable. Some of these Oak stands are seed stands which means acorns are collected and when they grow into young saplings are planted out in suitable sites in various parts of the country to increase the area of our native species.

The animal and bird life here include Fallow Deer, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Whiskered, Pipistrelle and Long Eared Bats.

Bishop's Wood Features

Picnic Site, Walking Trails, Car Parking,

How do I get there?

From Tipperary Town take the R661 Tipperary - Dundrum - Thurles road.  Bishop's Wood Car Park is located approximately 15 Kms. from Tipperary Town and 1 Km. on the Thurles side of Dundrum village and is adjacent to the county road ( R661 ).

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No of car spaces:20
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Contact Info

Contact name:John Moore