Corrin

Location

Corrin is located 3.5 km south of Fermoy, adjacent to Fermoy Golf Course.

Site Description

Corrin Wood - Cnoc an Chairn  - Hill of the Cairn.
The hill of Corrin, south of Fermoy, is a prominent landmark for the thousands of motorists that pass it each day on the Cork - Dublin Road.  It is typical of the old red sandstone mountains of Munster.  It is situated at the eastern end of The Nagle Mountain Range.  The hill rises from the surrounding plain to a height of 222 metres (728 feet) from the summit there are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.  The wood covers an area of 111 hectares (274 acres)..

There is a great diversity of tree species throughout the wood including larches, pines, Silver fir, spruces, as well as beech, oak, ash and Spanish chestnut. While the western side of Corrin is cloaked in various shades of green due to the prominence of spruce and pine, the eastern slopes provide a greater splash of colour especially in autumn, due to the presence of beech, larch, ash and other broadleaves.  There is a variety of pleasant walks throughout the wood ranging from moderate to easy and something to suit both young and old alike.

Corrin Wood is a very historical site. The mound at the summit forms a 'Carn Thiernagh' which dates back over 3000 years to the Bronze Age.  The Druid Mogh Ruith is said to be buried here. Encircling the summit are the remains of a ring fort which dates to the early Iron Age. A large stone cross was erected in 1933 on the summit beside the carn and is visible testament that the druidic influence has been replaced by Christian influences. The cross makes an impressive image especially when it is illuminated at night during Christmas and Easter. Another Christian feature to be seen are the 14 Stations of the Cross depicting the final events in the Passion of Christ.  Starting at the car park the Stations are located along the side of the forest road leading to the summit.

Other flora that are present in the area include briar, holly, hazel, woodrush, bracken and many more wild plants throughout the woodland. Fauna to be seen include rabbit, hare, badger, fox, red squirrel and stoat. Fallow deer can also be seen here, while a great variety of birds make their home in the Wood.

Corrin Features

Archaeological, Picnic Site, Walking Trails, Car Parking,

How do I get there?

From Fermoy take the N8 towards Rathcormac, after a distance of 2.5 km exit to right, entrance to car park is 1 km ahead on right.

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Parking

No of car spaces:25
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Contact Info

Contact name:John Galvin
Contact email:john.galvin@coillte.ie