8km North of Athenry off the L54

Site Description

This woodland was once part of the Ffrench estate.  The family left it to the Irish Nation on the death of Miss Cathleen Ffrench.  One of the main features in the forest is the Ffrench family Mausoleum which is as impressive today as when it was constructed in 1900. 

The forest is well served by public roads, and a visit to the well preserved Ice-House is a must as one explores the coniferous areas, liberally interspersed with shady broadleaves. 

There are two waymarked trails; the Mass Track trail and the Historical Trail.


Monivea Features

Archaeological, Car Parking, Walking Trails, Raised Bogs, Nature Conservation,

How do I get there?

Take the L54 North out of Athenry.  Monivea village is 8km away.

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No of car spaces:10
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Contact Info

Contact name:Michael Donnellan