Glenart Wood

Location

Glenart Wood is c 4km north west of Arklow on the R747 to Woodenbridge

Site Description

Glenart Wood is situated to the south of the Avoca River opposite the disused fertiliser factory. One of the entrances to the wood is shared with the Glenart Castle Hotel (b. c1750), the wood can also be accessed via the road that runs past the Arklow Town Soccer Club grounds. The Glenart estate dates from the Norman invasion when Theobald Walter, from whom the Butlers and the Dukes of Ormond are descended, was granted a large tract of lands in Co Wicklow. The Butler family owned the estate until the late 17th century when it passed through marriage to the Proby family. The Probys, owned extensive lands in the Blackrock area of south County Dublin, were subsequently raised to the peerage, as Lords of Carysfort.

Glenart is a small glen with small streams flowing into the Avoca River. The woodland includes oaks dating from the 1820's, Western Hemlock, Sitka spruce, grand fir, beech, ash, Scots pine and birch. The site hosts fox, rabbit, badger, stoat and hare.

Glenart Wood Features

Archaeological, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Glenart is only suitable for pedestrian access.

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Contact Info

Contact name:Aidan Walsh
Contact email:aidan.walsh@coillte.ie