Located at the eastern end of the Silvermine mountains and bounded by the Doonane River, this is a popular starting point for walkers who wish to climb Keeper Hill or indeed for those who want to the forest. Keeper or Sliabh Coimeálta is the highest mountain in the Shannon area at 694m and is the 117th highest in Ireland. The wood has a good species mix that includes; beech, larch, spruce, ash and pines. There is also a sweathouse located close to the forest road that is worth some investigation.

Appoximately 7km from Newport in Co. Tipperary and 17km from Limerick City.

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