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List of forests in Ireland

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This is an incomplete list of forests in Ireland.


Upon the first arrival of humans in Ireland around 9,000 years ago, the entire island was predominantly covered in a blanket of thick woodland. These woodlands consisted largely of Oak and Pine forests. However, centuries of heavy deforestation meant that by the end of the 19th century the area of woodland and forest cover in Ireland was estimated to be approximately 69,000 hectares, or 1% of the national land area. During the first 75 years of the 20th century forestry in Ireland was almost exclusively carried out by the State and by 1985 forest and woodland cover had increased to approximately 420,000 hectares. The mid 1980s saw a significant increase in private forest development, with the introduction of EU funded grant schemes aimed at encouraging private land owners, mainly farmers, to become involved in forestry. As a result, the area of national forest estate in Ireland has now increased to approximately 700,000 hectares. Of this, approximately 45% is in private ownership and 55% is in the ownership of Coillte. It must be remembered that the vast majority of forestry plantings in Ireland are non-native species, chiefly Sitka Spruce with the consequent damage to biodiversity and the environment.


County Antrim

  • Ballypatrick Forest
  • Belvoir Forest
  • Breen Oakwood
  • Carnfunnock Country Park
  • Glenariff Forest Park
  • Lagan Valley
  • Rea's Wood Nature Reserve
  • Slieveanorra Forest
  • County Armagh

  • Gosford Forest Park
  • Maghery Country Park
  • County Cavan

  • Dún na Rí Forest Park
  • Killykeen Forest Park
  • County Donegal

  • Ards Forest Park
  • County Down

  • Belvoir Forest
  • Castlewellan Forest Park
  • Lagan Valley
  • Rostrevor Forest
  • Tollymore Forest Park
  • County Fermanagh

  • Crom Estate
  • Ely Lodge Forest
  • Florence Court Forest Park
  • Lough Navar Forest Drive
  • Marble Arch Forest
  • County Londonderry

  • Roe Valley Country Park
  • County Monaghan

  • Dartrey Forest
  • Dún na Rí Forest Park
  • Rossmore Forest
  • County Tyrone

  • Drum Manor Forest Park
  • Gortin Glen Forest Park
  • Munster

    County Clare

  • Cahermurphy Forest
  • County Cork

  • Ballyannan Wood
  • Marlogue Wood
  • The Gearagh
  • Glengarriff Forest
  • County Kerry

  • Killarney National Forest
  • County Limerick

  • Curragh Chase
  • County Tipperary

  • Ballyruane
  • County Waterford


    County Carlow

  • Oak Park forest
  • Rathwood forest
  • County Dublin

  • Tibradden wood
  • Carrickgollogan wood
  • Cruagh wood
  • County Kildare

  • Donadea forest
  • County Kilkenny

    County Laois

    County Longford

    County Louth

    County Meath

  • Mullaghmeen forest
  • Littlewood forest
  • Drewstown woods
  • Balrath wood
  • County Offaly

    County Westmeath

    County Wexford

  • Camolin
  • County Wicklow

  • Crone wood
  • Djouce woods
  • Ballyganon
  • Shelton
  • Connacht

    County Galway

  • Cong Wood
  • Derreen Woods
  • County Leitrim

  • Glenfarne Demesne
  • Milltown Wood
  • County Mayo

    County Roscommon

  • St. Johns Forest
  • Lough Key Forest Park
  • County Sligo

  • Cairns Hill Forest Park
  • Carrownaskeagh
  • Slish Wood
  • Union Wood
  • References

    List of forests in Ireland Wikipedia

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