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Dooney Rock Forest
Carraroe, Co. Sligo
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Free car parking
An enchanting escape on the shores of Lough Gill, County Sligo, Dooney Rock is a forest trail with breathtaking views of the lake and its islands. One can easily imagine how WB Yeats got inspiration for his poetry in this scenic location.

On the shores of Lough Gill, County Sligo, Dooney Rock Forest is a safe and open space for children to explore while offering a quiet place for nature lovers to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Stroll through this magical forest trail, just over 1km long, with stunning views at every turn. Watch out for the wildlife, which includes red squirrels, and be sure to look out for the hidden fairy village.

Take the short but steep climb to the top of Dooney Rock where there’s a bench to sit and enjoy the views of Lough Gill and see where WB Yeats got inspiration for his poem, The Fiddler of Dooney.

This pleasant and leisurely nature trail is only 7km from Sligo Town on the R287.

Contact details
Dooney Rock Forest, R287, Lahanagh, Aughamore Far,Sligo,Republic of Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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