Trooperstown

Location

Laragh

Site Description

Trooperstown is situated outside the village of Laragh, and can be overlooked by the many visitors travelling towards Glendalough.

The townland is so named because it is said that British troops camped here during the 1798 rebellion. It is a pleasant picnic spot on the banks of the Avonmore River beside a new bridge which replaced the one carried off by "Hurricane Charlie" in 1986.  The area between the carpark is a Native Woodland Scheme site and will be replanted with primarily Oak but also Alder and Birch in pockets.  Trooperstown boasts both Horse riding and canoeing activities.  A forest walk leads visitors through Trooperstown woods looping back to the picnic area/carpark.

Trooperstown Features

Boating/Canoeing, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

From Laragh, take R755 towards Annamoe.  After approx 1.5km take right at Duchas Regional HQ.  Continue down past HQ on to forest road towards carpark.

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Parking

No of car spaces:20
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Contact Info

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