This trail is located on the northern bank of the river Finn on adjacent to Stranolar

Site Description

In the 17th century, a castle stood at the site of the car park at the start of the trail. The castle was built to control the ford which was across the river Finn. The site is on lands formerly part of the Hayes Estate and this area was planted with Silver Fir, European Larch and Lime. In the early 20th century, the Hayes Estate was acquired by the Irish Land Commission and the forested area was subsequently given over to Coillte, The Irish Forestry Board.

At anytime of the year, this small wood provides several very pleasant hour long rambles.  In Drumboe, you can view  displays of bluebells in spring, watch the leaf colour change in autumn, enjoy an early morning stroll in summer or the winter sun stream through the bare branches. There are three short trails way marked in the wood; the nature trail, the Multi Access Trail and the Drumboe Loop Trail.

Drumboe Features

Walking Trails, Access for all, Picnic Site,

How do I get there?

On the main street of Stranolar turn left at church if travelling from Ballybofey. If travelling from Letterkenny turn left before church. Site is approx 0.5km from this spot. 

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No of car spaces:15
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Contact Info

Contact name:Bernard O
Contact email:Bernard.obrien@coillte.ie