Shay Elliot Forest Car Park


Approximately 6km south of Laragh village on the Military Road.

Site Description

This area offers many opportunities to access the forests and mountains of the beautiful Glenmalure valley and the surrounding mountains including the mountain area of Mullacor in Wicklow Mountains National Park. The car park is located close to a memorial to the legendary Irish Cyclist, Shay Elliot at the finish line of a King of the Mountains section coming up from Drumgoff.  

The site has historical links located as it is on the Military Road built in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion to maintain order amongst the rebellious Wicklow clans. The road was built by soldiers returning from Colonial Wars in North America and the remains of one of their forts/blockhouses can be seen at Drumgoff Crossroads.    

From here you can take a gentle stroll on forest roads and newly constructed walking trails to the Ballybraid Viewpoint or access into Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Shay Elliot Forest Car Park Features

Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

From Laragh Village R755 heading south to Rathdrum. Approximately 1km after Laragh you cross a bridge. At the next junction take the road right (sign Glenmalure) and follow the Military Road for about 4km. At the top of this "pass" the car park is situated on your right.

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No of car spaces:20
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Contact Info

Contact name:Aidan Walsh