Union Wood


Located approx 8km south of Sligo Town on the R284.

Site Description

Union Wood is an old woodland site which was formerly part of the Cooper Estate.  The lands were acquired by the Cooper family in the mid 17th century under the Cromwellian settlement.  It was formerly owned by the McDonaghs who were an old Irish family. 

The Sligo way, a National Waymarked way runs through a section of Union Wood.  From this trail, the Sligo Way proceeds onto the eastern shore of Lough Gill at Slishwood and onto the village of Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim.

There are also two additional trails; Union Rock trail and the Oakwood Trail.

Union Wood Features

Picnic Site, Walking Trails, Car Parking,

How do I get there?

Take N4 from Sligo for approx 4km.  Turn onto the Carraroe roundabout and take the R287 exit to Drumahaire and immediately turn right onto the R284 to Keadew.  The trail is approx 4km from this junction.

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No of car spaces:20
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Contact Info

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