Events and Updates


Notice of upcoming FSC Forest Management Certification Audit

Soil Association auditors will carry out the 1st surveillance audit of Forest Stewardship Council®¹ (FSC®) forest management by Coillte CGA - The Irish Forestry Board from Monday 24th April 2017 to Friday 28th April 2017. This will be against the requirements of the FSC Irish Forest Stewardship Standard (FSC-STD-IRL-01-2012, March 2012).  The standard can be viewed at  The audits will take place in Business Area Unit 1, Northwest and BAU 5, South East Leinster. 


¹FSC license code FSC-C005714




Notice of upcoming PEFC Forest Management Certification Audit

Coillte will undergo a PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), re-assessment audit from Monday 3rd April 2017 – Friday 7th April 2017.

The audit will be conducted by NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) who will use the PEFC Irish Forest Certification Standard. The audits will take place in Coillte's Business Area Units 4, Midwest and Business Area Unit 8, West Munster.


Mountain Biking Event Tiknock Sunday 26th March

Pease note that there is a Mountain Biking event taking place in Tiknock on Sunday 26th March (The Biking Blitz series), use of some of the MTB trail will be restricted to the event, and there will be rolling closures of individual sections from 10 am to 3 pm in different sections, for more information check out or contact for details.


Coillte Recreation Trails Highlighted In The Irish Times

Coillte's recreation trails were highlighted this weekend in two articles in the Irish Times. The Ballyhouras are a 'hidden treasure' for mountain biking and walking, appearing third on the list here. Irish Times - 20 hidden treasures around Ireland

Following quickly after its success in the RDS Forestry awards, Portumna Forest Park is first on the list of 'best cycling routes' in Ireland, with Ballinastoe mountain bike trails in Wicklow, a close second!

Irish Times - 6 of the best cycling routes in Ireland  


Public Notice – Trail Closure – Bonny Glen – Co. Donegal

Bonny Glen Recreation Site in Donegal is closed due to damage caused by storm because of the storm DORIS.

There is a lot off danger trees that have been blown down.

The site is closed for health and safety of everyone until further notice.


Public Notice – Harvesting & Timber Haulage – Carrickgolligan - Co. Dublin

There will be timber harvesting and haulage in Carrickgolligan from March 16th 2017 for 4 – 6 weeks. During this time there may be temporary closures of some of the walking trails. For your safety please abide by Coillte warning signage.


Public Notice - Harvesting Operations – Kilmashogue – Co. Dublin

Harvesting operations will commence on March 3, 2017 until July 2017 at Kilmashogue Wood.

Please abide by warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.


Public Notice - Harvesting Operations - Ross Wood - Co. Galway

Harvesting operations will commence on 20/02/2017 until 31/05/2017 at Ross Wood which is located close to Roscahill in Co. Galway.

Ross wood property is fully closed to walkers and mountain bikers during all harvesting and removals until further notice.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation. There will be timber haulage on the forest roads and the looped walk.


Public Notice – Forest Operations – Featherbed - Co. Dublin

There will be timber felling and haulage in Featherbed forest from 9th January 2017 for approximately 3 months. Please abide by warning and safety signage. Please ensure dogs are kept on leads. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.