As custodians of Ireland’s forests, Coillte manages the estate for forestry, recreation and biodiversity, as well as buying and selling land for a range of uses such as renewable energy, infrastructure, community projects and commercial developments.
Property Sales & Acquisition are responsible for the acquisition and sale of lands as part of Coillte’s sustainable management of the national estate, and facilitates a wide range of stakeholders including local authorities, agriculture, sporting bodies, industry, public utilities, community groups and private individuals. The team also has responsibility for lease of lands for telecom towers.
Proven specialists in buying and selling land
The Property Team have undertaken many land transactions in recent years, including the sale of small plots for residential expansion as well as larger sites for infrastructure or development. This benefits industry, commerce, individuals and communities right around the country.
With land in every Irish county and proven expertise in servicing such a diverse range of stakeholders, our team are experts in all aspect of land.
We are actively acquiring bare land and immature forestry to allow us carry out our business in a sustainable manner.
Coillte supports a number of community groups and projects around the country. As well as providing land, we are on hand locally to offer our expertise to groups who wish to acquire and develop sites for sporting, educational or social purposes.
We offer smaller sites for home building, where appropriate. Whether it’s a family wanting to put down roots in their local community or as a second home, Coillte have suitable locations in many parts of the country.
Coillte is rooted in communities all over Ireland and our record of providing land to local sports clubs is a good demonstration of that local commitment.
We have facilitated the development of a wide range of sporting facilities, ranging from playing pitches and clubhouses to running tracks, all within easy reach of local communities.
We work in partnership with local and national authorities to meet the needs of Ireland’s strategic plan.
With land in every county, Coillte has the scale and range to provide land solutions for national and local infrastructure projects such as water, roads and development.
Coillte has facilitated a number of corporate and industrial development projects over the past number of years. We offer a range of solutions with multiple site options, access to infrastructure and pre-zoning. We also adopt a highly collaborative approach with the relevant corporation or its intermediaries.
Coillte's Excision Policy
Coillte as a forestry and land solutions business undertakes land acquisitions and disposals (including excision of lands from the certified estate) as part of its everyday business. See below a our Excision Policy and also the 2016 Excision list.
Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm
The wind farm is a joint venture project between Coillte and Bord na Móna in Doughill Forest, on Sliabh Bawn Mountain, Co. Roscommon. The wind farm was granted planning permission in March 2012 and construction began in June 2015 and is scheduled to enter commercial operations in spring 2017