Hazelwood

Location

Near Lough Gill, Co. Sligo.

Site Description

This area around Lough Gill  formed part of the Wynne Estate. Hazelwood House was built in 1724 and is probably Sligo's finest 18TH century house. The house was designed by Richard Cassells who also designed Leinster House and Powerscourt House. The Wynne family planted most of the mature trees in this area which makes them approx 250years old. They planted many species which are not native to Ireland among them beech, hornbeam, lime, rhododendron and cherry laurel.

Hazelwood is a Native Forest. For more informationon Hazelwood visit http://www.woodlandrestoration.ie/demonstration-sites-hazelwood.php

Hazelwood Features

EU Life Site, Picnic Site, Walking Trails, Nature Conservation, Native Forests,

How do I get there?

Take the R386 to Drumahaire. At approximately 5 km from Sligo turn right and travel 1.5km to car park.

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Parking

No of car spaces:30
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Contact Info

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