Glenstal

Location

3.5km north east of Murroe village or 15km east of Limerick City.

Site Description

Glenstal Wood is located at the eastern end of the Slieve Felim Mountains.  The main species in the woodlands are Norway and Sitka Spruce, with pockets of mixed woodland dispersed throughout.  The forested areas gradually give way to open ground at the higher elevations of this property.  There are many rewarding views of the beautiful surrounding countryside on clear days, including landmark buildings in Limerick City such as Thomond Park. 

The Wood is notable for it's vibrant display of rhododendron in late Spring/early Summer.  Many little streams rise in this area and feed into the Dooglasha River, a tributary of the Mulkear.   Fauna in the area include fallow deer and the hen harrier at certain times of the year.

The long distance waymarked walk, the Slieve Felim Way and a looped walk, the Glenstal Wood Loop are waymarked in this forest.  

Glenstal Features

Car Parking, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

From the main street in Murroe, go to the southern end of the village, the landmarks here to look for are the High cross and the Garda Station.  At the Garda Station turn left down past the primary school for a distance of 2.5km.  Turn left and drive for appox. 2km until you come to a skewed crossroads, turn right and keep right for a short distance, the trailhead will be in front of you at the entrance to the woods.

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Parking

No of car spaces:5
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Contact Info

Contact name:John Moore
Contact email:john.moore@coillte.ie