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Kilclooney Wood
Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford
Walking
Kilclooney Wood was originally part of the Curraghmore Estate. The area is reputed to have been a hiding place for ‘Crotty the Robber’ a highwayman of the 19th century.

The area is strewn with boulders, evidence of the ice age, and local evidence of rock slides resulting from weathering of rock faces in the nearby Comeragh Mountains. The stream near the car park comes from the Comeragh Mountains and is called Uisce Solas, or bright water.

Picnic site, forest and lakeshore walks. Nearby in the mountains are Coumshingaun Lake, Crotty’s lake and Crotty’s Rock, popular local attractions. Coumshingaun lake is one of the best examples of a corrie in Ireland.

The wood is mainly coniferous. Sitka spruce, Scots pine, Norwegian spruce, European larch and Western hemlock are planted with small numbers of broadleaves.

Other flora, heather and bracken on the slopes, bramble and broadleaf weeds lower down.

Picnic site, forest and lakeshore walks. Nearby in the mountains are Coumshingaun Lake, Crotty’s lake and Crotty’s Rock, popular local attractions. Coumshingaun lake is one of the best examples of a corrie in Ireland.

Trail details
Type
Linear