The Colligan River plays a major role in this wood which sits on either side of the river valley as it flows through on it’s way to meet the sea at Dungarvan Bay. Spoilt for choice, the visitor has the option to picnic, jog or amble the waymarked walks that are on offer. Colligan is a beautiful mixed woodland with a number of lovely viewing points of the surrounding area including Dungarvan Harbour and Helvick Head in the distance. This site is much loved and there is a constant stream of people passing in and out enjoying the ambiance, walking the dog and fitting their daily exercise in wonderful surroundings.
Things to do
Walk: There are two walking trails in Colligan, the Inchadrisla Loop (3.5kms, 1 hour 15mins, easy) combines a riverside and woodland walk with tremendous views out over the surrounding countryside. The Greenane Loop (6 kms, 1hr, 40 mins, easy) takes in the woods either side of the Colligan River. There are tree identification plaques along the way to add interest.
Fish: Enquire locally about fishing permits and licenses in the Colligan river.
Explore nature: The river plays a big role in Colligan. Take some time to sit quietly on one of the seats close to the river and watch the dippers bobbing up and down. You may be lucky enough to see a kingfisher. Enjoy.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
This delightful network of trails and picnic facilities largely based around the Colligan river is a short hop from Dungarvan.