The site is situated on the eastern shore of Lough Boderg, approximately half way between the villages of Roosky and Drumsna, Co. Leitrim.
This woodland is situated in an area that was formerly part of the Derrycarne Demense. The lands were owned by the Nesbitt family in the early 1800s. They were subsequently acquired by Edward Willis and William Ormsby Gore MP. The lands around Derrycarne were sold to the Irish Land Commission in 1924. There is very little physical evidence left of these times, Derrycarne House having been demolished in the 1950s
The woodland provides a very pleasant walk along the shore of Lough Boderg. Cruisers have access to this lake through the Shannon water system. The remains of an ice house can be seen along the shore. The trail passes through mixed wood land of beech, oak, and holly together with Sitka spruce and Lawson cypress.
Unfortunately the carpark at Derrycarne is temporarily closed, however the forest is open for visitors at all times.
Derrycarne FeaturesBoating/Canoeing, Fishing, Car Parking, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,
How do I get there?From Carrick On Shannon, travel east towards Longford on the N 4. At approx 8 km, turn right at traffic calming measures on top of hill onto minor road. Site is approx 5 km from this point.
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|No of car spaces:||10|
|Contact name:||Pat Brady|