Kilclooney

Location

15km south of Carrick-on-Suir

Site Description

Kilclooney Wood is situated on the lower slopes of the Comeragh mountains.  Coumshingaun Lake, Crotty's Lake and Crotty's Rock are popular local features that are located nearby.  Indeed, Coumshingaun Lake is one of the best examples of a corrie lake in Ireland. 

The wood itself once formed part of the Curraghmore Estate.  It is mainly a coniferous woodland of Sitka spruce, native Scots pine, Norway spruce, European larch and Western hemlock with small pockets of broadleaves dispersed throughout.  Wildlife present include; foxes, badgers, fallow deer and a variety of birdlife including Peregrine falcon and the Hen Harrier, which may be spotted flying overhead.  The elusive red squirrel may also be seen from time to time.  This is apparent from evidence of bark been eaten from the upper reaches of Scots pine trees.

Facilities include a number of picnic tables which can be found close to the car park.  This is a 'choice' location where one can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Kilclooney Features

Picnic Site, Car Parking,

How do I get there?

Kilclooney Wood is about 15km south of Carrick-on-Suir on the R676 to Dungarvan.

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Parking

No of car spaces:12
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Contact Info

Contact name:Ricky Byrne
Contact email:Ricky.Byrne@coillte.ie