11 km north of Sligo town off the N15 main Sligo to Donegal road.

Site Description

The forest area is 120 hectares in size and contains mature conifer and broadleaf species. The main species are Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine. Both exotic conifers from western north America. The property is situated below the northern face of the iconic Benbulben table top mountain and adjacent to a special area of conservation, containing unique flora and fauna.

There are two trails one of which is multi access.  Because of the elevation the site offers panoramic views of Sligo and Donegal bays in addition to the local Ox and Knocknarea mountains.

Gortarowey Features

Archaeological, Walking Trails, Access for all,

How do I get there?

The site is located 11 km north of Sligo town. Take the N15 Donegal road from Sligo. After circa 10kms take right turn at crossroads signposted Barnaribbon. Continue straight along this road in the direction for the brow of Benbulben keeping left after circa 1km.  The car park is located on the left hand side of this road.

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Contact Info

Contact name:Brian McGarraghy
Contact email:Brian.mcgarraghy@coillte.ie