Kilbrannish in Irish is either Cill Breatnais or Coill Breatnais me aning either Walsh’s Church or Walsh’s Wood. Kilbrannish offers many walks on forest roads, and magnificent views of the surrounding lowlands, Mount Lein ster and the near by wind farm may be had on a fine day. Mount Leinster stands tall across from Kilbrannish at 796 metres in height with a 122 metre tall transmission mast on top.
Things to do
Walk: Kilbrannish offers many walks on forest roads, two of these are national looped walks and the South Leinster Way also has part of its route in this forest; The Windfarm Loop (3 km, 1 hr, moderate) Many fine views can be had of the wind farm with its four large turbines, that are situated on the summit of nearby Greenoge Hill. The turbines have an estimated annual output to supply the electrical needs of about 4500 people. The kilbrannish Loop (5 km, 2 hr, Strenuous) follows the Windfarm Loop for a good stretch but then head up to the summit of Croaghaun before decending back down to the car park. From both walks you will have magnificent panoramic views of Nount Leinster and the Blackstairs mountains.
For a map of all trails click this link: Kilbrannish Trails
Visitors Facilities on site
Car Park – 10 cars
Open 24/7 all year.