Kilbrannish

Location

Co Carlow

Site Description

Kilbrannish offers many walks on forest roads, two of these are national looped walks and the South Leinster Way also has part of its route in this forest.  Magnificent views of the surrounding lowlands, Mount Leinster and the near by wind farm may be had on a fine day.

Kilbrannish in Irish is either Cill Breatnais or Coill Breatnais meaning either Walsh's Church or Walsh's Wood.  When Irish place names were 'Anglicised' in the 1800's, the local names tended to be given a spelling that followed the local pronunciation. The Irish words Coill & Cill have very different meanings but a similar sound and hence tend to appear as Kil or Kyle. Breatnais is a word associated with those of British or Welsh origin, hence the surname Walsh.

The predominant tree species in Kilbrannish is Sitka spruce with small pockets of Noble fir, Larch and Lodgepole pine mixed in.

Kilbrannish Features

Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Kilbrannish wood is located 8km (5 miles) west of Bunclody.  From the upper end of Bunclody opposite the Wexford Farmers Co-Op, turn left up onto a minor road.  This road winds its way up to cross the Blackstair Mountains at Corrabut Gap.  The car park for the walks is located on the right a short distance before the Gap.  You can also approach from Myshall following minor roads, signposted for Mount Leinster.

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Parking

No of car spaces:10
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Contact Info

Contact name:Martin Whelan
Contact email:martin.whelan@coillte.ie