Gragan's Wood

Location

8 km north east of Lisdoonvarna on N67 to Ballyvaughan

Site Description

Gragan's wood ( Coill na nGragan ) is situated in the internationally renowned Burren, an extensive limestone karst  region. The Burren is famous for it's geological features, archaeological remains and magnificent flora. Originally this area was densely forested with pine and yew which was cleared for farming over the centuries. The unique landscape of the Burren contains a mixture of artic, alpine and Mediterranean plants.

The main tree species in this area is Sitka spruce with some beech with heather and bracken on the open areas. Fauna include grouse and pheasant, pine marten, fox badger and hare.

The ruins of Gragan's castle, which was the residence of the Chief of the O'Loughlins, prince of the Burren, are nearby. The Burren abounds with ring forts, stone forts, cairns and megalithic tombs. The area is also a centre for potholing and touring. The majestic Cliffs of Moher with views to the Arren Islands are south of Lisdoonvarna. The famous Corkscrew Hill is on the road just north of the site.  The Burren Way runs through the forest (see map).

Gragan's Wood Features

Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Signed left off N67 Lisdoonvavna to Ballyvaughan road and adjacent to road.

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Parking

No of car spaces:10
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Contact Info

Contact name:Mark O
Contact email:mark.oloughlin@coillte.ie