Carrick Wood


Portarlington, Co. Laois

Site Description

It is a reasonably small site with a picnic are and forest walk.
The beautiful broadleaf woodland features a prominent local landmark, the 18th century Spire. It is set on a high point in the wood and has a striking architectural presence. It can be seen from several miles away. It is believed to be over 250 years old. Restoration work on the Spire was completed in 2005.
The main tree species are beech with some Scots pine and European larch.
Fauna includes foxes, rabbits and many bird species.

Carrick Wood Features

Archaeological, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

When travelling from Portarlington road to Portlaoise (R419) after 2.5 km south of Portarlington town, turn left for 2.5 km and car park is on the right hand side.

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No of car spaces:8
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Contact Info

Contact name:Richard Jack