Rath Wood takes it’s name from Rathgall, the site of an ancient hillfort, 1 km to the north. The fort dates back to at least 800 BC or Late Bronze Age.

Serene, tranquil forest walks, extending over 4 kilometres, were carefully designed at Rathwood, to include a short leisurely wheelchair accessible walk to a pond and a longer looped “Molloy Walk” with seating at regular intervals.

This forest is a valuable and rewarding educational tool, given the vast ecological resources of flora, wildlife and tree species contained within its 185 acre boundaries. Rath Wood offers a sanctuary for many mammals, birds and insect species.

Rath Wood is situated about 4 km from Tullow on the R725 to Shillelagh.

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Things to do

Visitors Facilities on site


Picnic site

Walking trails

Car park – 100 cars

Car park opens between 9am & 11am (all year) & Car park closes 6pm (all year)

Trail map

Nearby Pit Stops