Events and Updates

09.09.2019

Slieve Bloom MTB update

Coillte are developing the first phase of the MTB trails at Slieve Blooms currently. A short section of 4kms was opened earlier this year near Kinnitty, Co. Offaly and over the coming weeks and months, additional sections will be opened as they are completed.

Working in partnership with Failte Ireland and Laois & Offaly Local Authorities, Coillte have been awarded funding under the Rural Regeneration Development Scheme to complete the entire Slieve Bloom MTB project and there will be a 3-year works programme to deliver this, once the first phase is completed. In this first phase, the trails are generally more accessible with relatively gentle descents and climbs, where the later phases will provide for greater levels of challenge for all riders. The trails are based on 2 trailheads, one at Baunreagh in Co. Laois and one at Kinnitty, Co. Offaly. The full project will see over 100kms of trails developed over a vast area across the Slieve Blooms and will create a destination for many new visitors to the locality.

We will update on additional sections open to the public on our website and social media channels over the coming weeks.

09.09.2019

East Clare Way - Temporary Trail Closure - Magherabaun

Please note that due to fallen trees and forest operations the East Clare Way running through Magherabaun forest (near Feakle) will be closed for the next 6 to 8 weeks until the middle of October. .Site Map

For Health and Safety reasons please respect all signage and notices

02.09.2019

Advance notice of a harvesting operation in Ballinvoher property, Mountain Barracks / Kilworth Co. Cork

Please note that a harvesting operation is due to start in Ballinvoher forest property on the 3rd of September.  It will be on-going for approximately 2 weeks.

There will be restrictions to the East Munster Way when operations are taking place close to the trail.

Please adhere to signage on site.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

13.08.2019

Advance notice of a harvesting operation in Doonane / Ballyhourigan Woods in Co. Tipperary

Please note that a felling operation is due to start in Doonane/Ballyhourigan Wood shortly.  It will be on-going for over two months.

There will be restrictions to the Slieve Felim Way and the Ballyhourigan Woodland Walk when operations are taking place close to the trail.

Please adhere to signage on site.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

02.08.2019

Advance notice of a harvesting operation adjacent to the Slieve Felim Way in Knockacappul Wood, Co. Tipperary

Please note that a felling operation is due to start in Knockacappul Wood on the 23rd of August, 2019.  It is planned to take place until the end of September.

There will be restrictions to the section of the Slieve Felim Way when harvesting is taking place beside the trail.

Please adhere to signage on site.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

30.07.2019

Advance notice of a harvesting operation within Glansheskin Wood, Kilworth, Co. Cork

Please note that a felling operation is due to start in Glansheskin Wood on the 12th of August, 2019.  It is planned to take place over 2 weeks.

The car park and picnic area will not be involved, sections of the East Munster Way may be impacted.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

15.07.2019

Slieve Bloom MTB update

New section - Slieve Bloom MTB trails

The first phase of the Slieve Bloom MTB trail is progressing, with Fairymount Farm Adventures (of Bike Park Ireland fame!) working to deliver the first phase of this national MTB trail centre.

Currently 4km is open to the public which is accessed from the Kinnitty trailhead. As sections are completed in the coming weeks and months, these will open to the public and we will keep you informed here and on social media channels when they are ready to ride.

Riders are asked not to try to access current working zones and to please observe all posted notices to remain off incomplete trail sections.

Coillte and the Local Authorities of Laois and Offaly are please to confirm that funding for the remaining phases of the Slieve Bloom MTB has been secured in partnership with Failte Ireland from the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. This will see 100kms of trails in the Slieve Blooms when fully completed.

 

Advance notice of forest road upgrade at Mount Hillary, Banteer, Co. Cork

Mount Hillary forest property will be temporarily closed from Monday, July 29th, 2019 for a period of two and a half weeks for the construction of a new forest road.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you in advance for your co-operation.

 

05.07.2019

Advance notice of car rally in the Ballyhouras and MTB trail closures 28th July

Please note that due to a Car Rally taking place on the 28th of July, 2019 the following MTB routes will be closed for the day;

White Loop, Tech Loop 1, Tech Loop 2, Blue & Red Trails.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

20.06.2019

Notice of temporary trail closure of the Ballard Waterfall Loop, Mountain Barracks, Co. Cork

Harvesting is commencing in Ballard Forest property starting Friday 21st of June.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 weeks.  It will be necessary to temporarily close the forest during that period which will mean that the Ballard Waterfall Loop will not be accessible for that period.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

10.06.2019

Harvesting at Rostellan Forest, Co. Cork

Harvesting will commence in Rostellan Forest property on 15/06/19.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 weeks.

There will be temporary access restrictions to the main car park and forest during that period for health & safety reasons.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

14.05.2019

Advance notice of Harvesting at Skeheen upper Forest Property, Mountain Barracks, Co. Cork

Harvesting will commence in Skeheen upper Forest property on 12/05/19 of 2019.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 1 week. 

 

There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period which will effect the Munster Blackwater Way.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

30.04.2019

Advance notice of temporary trail closure of the Ballard Waterfall Loop, Mountain Barracks, Co. Cork

Harvesting is due to commence in Ballard Forest property starting Wednesday 5th of June.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 weeks.  It will be necessary to temporarily close the forest during that period which will mean that the Ballard Waterfall Loop will not be accessible for that period.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

15.04.2019

Advance notice of Harvesting  at Glanteenassig Forest Recreation Area, Co. Kerry

Harvesting will commence in Glanteenassig Forest property on Tuesday 23rd of April.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 4 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

04.04.2019

Motor Cross – Enduro Event On April 14th 2019 At Knockmealdowns Goatenbridge -Properties Knockballinary and Kildanoge.

A one day event will take place in the Knockmealdowns Forest TY19 Goatenbridge. Properties Knockballinary and Kildanoge.

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

01.04.2019

Harvesting Works At Glencullen Forest From April 1st to May 20th 2019

Harvesting works are taking place in Glencullen Forest from the 1/4/2019 till the 20/05/2019. This is a forest thinning where 20-30% of trees will be removed to help improve the quality of remaining trees. Thinning is an important part of forest management, its purpose to improve the quality of the remaining tress by freeing up resources: light, space, nutrients and water.  The Wicklow Way will remain open during operations.  Please exercise extreme care, adhere to signage and keep back from all machinery and timber lorries while on walking routes and forest roads.

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

Thank you for your co-operation.

For further information please contact dublinharvesting@coillte.ie

 

27.03.2019

Tree Felling  At Ticknock Forest From March 28th - April 18th 2019

Coillte will be felling trees in Ticknock Forest between March 28th - April 18th 2019. This is a thinning operation in the area highlighted in blue hatching on map below.  Timber haulage will commence 29th April after the Easter holidays for 3 weeks along forest roads, through Ticknock and Kilmashogue. The section of mountain bike trail in the thinning area will be closed for a period.

Please exercise extreme care, obey signage and keep back from machines and timber lorries while on walking and cycling routes and forest roads.

Thinning is an important part of forest management, its purpose to improve the quality of the remaining tress by freeing up resources: light, space, food and water.  Thinning involves removal of selected trees, between 20-30% of the trees.  In a thinning operation trees are cut (processed) and moved (forwarded) using processor and forwarder harvester machinery.

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

For further information please contact dublinharvesting@coillte.ie

 

26.03.2019

Slieve Bloom MTB trails

Work continues on construction of the first phase of the Slieve Bloom MTB trails. A short section is open to the public (approx. 4kms) starting and finishing in Kinnitty village. Follow the blue waymarkers from the village.

All other trail corridors are currently active work-sites, so please follow instruction on site signage to stay away from these areas.

It is hoped to launch further sections open to public use in June. Please check back here for updates

12.03.2019

Clonbur Woods Car Park

Please note that works on the new playground in Clonbur will commence on the 18th March, during the duration of the build there will be limited parking in the forest car park, alternative car parking is available at the grave yard. 

Sorry for any inconvenience caused

06.03.2019

Tibradden Mountain Trail

Harvesting works are taking place at Tibradden Mountain Trail from the 6/3/2019 till the 03/05/2019. This is a forest thinning where 20-30% of trees will be removed to help improve the quality of remaining trees. Zipit, Dublin Mountains Way and the Tibradden Mountain Trail will remain open during operations.

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

06.02.2019

Garrettstown/Ballinspittle  

The Old Deerpark Loop Trail (Blue way marking)in Ballinspittle/Garrettstown , Coillte forest will be temporarily closed from 7/2/2019 – the 1/4/2019, to facilitate harvesting operations. 

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 28.01.2019

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Diversions

A section of the Ballyhoura MTB trail is currently closed between Poles 19 and Poles 21 on the Brown loop due to harvesting operations. Diversions have been put in place.

Please obey all diversions and safety signage.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

03.01.2019

Mealagh Valley Woods Loop, Barnagowlane Forrest near Bantry, West Cork

The section of the Mealagh Valley Woods Looped trail that traverses Barnagowlane , Coillte forest will be temporarily closed  for a period of 5– 6 weeks  from 17/1/2019 – the 4/3/2019, to facilitate harvesting operations. 

Please adhere to signage. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

21.12.2018

Slieve Bloom MTB Trails

A short section of the Slieve Bloom MTB trail will be open from Sat 22nd December. It is 4kms in total with approx. 800 metres of singletrack.

The trails will open fully at Easter 2019, but this short section is to cater for local demand over the Christmas break. All other sections remain closed as they are at various stages of construction - please stay off closed sections, as rutting them at this stage will make it more difficult to finish surfacing.

To access the trails which are open, drive to and park in Kinnitty village, Co. Offaly and cycle towards Kinnitty Castle/ Clonaslee. You will pick up the blue waymarkers along the road and turn into the forest just after the GAA pitch. Sections of doubletrack will take you into the trail system with a long road climb and singletrack descent. Follow the blue waymarkers throughout.

The descent is fast in sections, so as with all MTB trails, make sure you ride within your ability and always wear a helmet.

Happy trails!

19.12.2018

Carrigduff-Knockanroua Forest, Mallow, Co. Cork

The section of the Blackwater Long distance walking trail that traverses Carrigduff-Knockanroura , Coillte forest near Mallow will be temporarily closed for a period of 4 weeks from 19/12/2018 – the 16/1/2019, to facilitate harvesting operations.

Please adhere to signage. Thanking you for your co-operation.

17.12.2018

Western Way - Derreennaghusfoor

Due to adverse weather conditions sections of the boardwalk have become slippery, please exercise caution when walking these sections.

23.10.2018

Portumna Forest Park Closed

Coillte's forest park at Portumna will be closed to the public from today until Thursday October 25th

 

23.10.2018

Lymes Disease Awareness

Lymes disease is a condition spread by ticks. The HSE has provided advice in the link below to increase awareness of Lymes Disease and how to protect yourself when visiting the outdoors.

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/lymedisease.html

23.10.2018

Balllinastoe Mountain Bike Trail , Roundwood– Temporary Closure Of last two single track sections .

The last two single track sections at Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail will be temporarily closed for a period of 3 – 4 weeks in November, to facilitate harvesting operations. 

Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

 

24.09.2018

Diversions on the Kerry Way, long distance trail  Asseroe - Kenmare – Lacka Forest.

The section of the Kerry Way that traverses Lacka forest property, will be temporarily closed  for a period of 2– 3 weeks  from 1/10/2018, to facilitate Coillte harvesting operations.

Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

 

20.09.2018

Cong / Clonbur Forest Trails  Closed

The trails are unfortunately closed due to fallen trees after storm Ali. Please respect all signage and the trails will re-open as soon as crews have cleared the routes.

14.09.2018

Ticknock Car Park Upgrade -  September 19th to 21st  2018

To facilitate upgrade works in Ticknock between 19 and 21 September 2018 part of the car-park will be closed. Traffic management will be in place.

Alternative parking is available in Kilmashogue car-park.

16.08.2018

Balllinastoe Mountain Bike Trail , Roundwood– Temporary Closure Of Upper Loop.

The upper loop of the at Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail will be temporarily closed for a period of 3 – 4 weeks 14 weeks from 16/08/2018, to facilitate harvesting operations. 

Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

09.07.2018

Diversion on Ballyhoura MTB trail - Brown Loop & Tech 1

A section of the Brown loop (pole 12-13) & Tech 1 will be temporarily closed for a period of 14 weeks from 12/07/2018, to facilitate harvesting operations.  Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

 

06.06.2018

Final Public Consultation Session - Avondale House and Park Master Plan, 2018

Coillte, with partner Failte Ireland, commissioned Cooney Architects and their Associates to conduct a comprehensive Interpretation and Visitor Experience Plan for Avondale House and Park. As this year-long project draws to an end you are invited to see the integrated design drawings. Coillte would welcome your feedback on the day.

Coillte would like to invite you to Avondale House anytime between 3pm-7pm, Friday, June 15th to see the architectural drawings for the proposed redevelopment of the House and Park.

Representatives of the architects (Cooney Architects) and Coillte will be on-hand to answer any questions.

Queries: Call Alan Hill, 087 3207619

 

05.06.2018

Jamestown - - Kilfinnae  Temporarily Closed For Harvesting Operations

The walking trails at Jamestown - Kilfinnae located close to Ardpatrick (County Limerick) will be temporarily closed until further notice to allow timber harvesting operations to be carried out.

Please abide by all warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

01.06.2018

Cong Clonbur Recreation Site – Repairs To Chalet

Coillte are in the process of carrying out repairs of the Chalet and there will be some restrictions for a time.

Please abide by all warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

 

 

18.05.2018

BAU Consultation Meetings

Coillte are holding a series of public consultation meetings across our six Business Area Units (BAUs) nationwide.  The holding of BAU Consultation Meetings will replace the Social and Environmental panels that we used up to very recently in consulting with our stakeholders.

The purpose of the BAU consultation meetings is to provide;

  • a forum for Coillte and our stakeholders to discuss issues of common interest with environmental, social and community groups and individuals,
  • an opportunity for Coillte to receive advice, views and suggestions from stakeholders on our plans,
  • an opportunity for stakeholders to receive information about Coillte’s policies, plans and practices.

You are cordially invited to one of the annual BAU Operational Consultation Meetings which will be held from 3pm to 7pm in the following locations:

BAU 1

19th June 2018 TF Royal Hotel and Theatre, Castlebar - 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018    Ballybofey- Villa Rose Hotel - 3pm-7pm

BAU 2

30th May 2018     Coillte Office, Orantown Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway – 3pm-7pm

14th June 2018    Coillte Office, Drewsboro, Scarriff, Co. Clare – 3pm-7pm

BAU 3

19th June 2018    Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly – 3pm -7pm

20th June 2018    Kilmore Hotel,  Cavan – 7pm-10pm

BAU 4

30th May 2018    Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow - 3pm–7pm

5th June 2018    Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny - 3pm–7pm

BAU 5

19th June 2018    Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, Co Tipperary - 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018    Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary - 3pm-7pm

BAU 6

19th June 2018         River Island Hotel, Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018          The Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway West, Co Cork 3pm-7pm

19.04.2018

FSC®1 Forest Management Certification Audit of Coillte's Southwest Munster Business Area Unit (BAU 6)
Coillte's Southwest Munster Business Area Unit (BAU 6) will undergo an FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) forest management certification audit during the week of the 23rd to 27th of April 2018.

The audit is undertaken by the Soil Association.

1FSC licenced code FSC- C005714

06.04.2018

PEFC Forest Management Certification Audit and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Audit of Coillte's Northwest Business Area Unit (BAU 1)

Coillte's Northwest Business Area Unit (BAU 1) will undergo a PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) forest management certification audit during the week of the 9th to 13th of April 2018.

At the same time the BAU will also be audited against the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and the OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Standard.

08.04.2018

Access restrictions to Glanteenassig, Co. Kerry during the Circuit of Kerry Motor Rally, 8th April

Due to road closures to facilitate the Circuit of Kerry Motor Rally, Glanteenassig will be inaccessible on Sunday 8th April, 2018 for most of the day.

22.03.2018

Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough until May 2018.  Heading south from Glendalough the diversion starts at grid reference T 110 957 it follows forest roads for 1.25km and re-joins the Wicklow Way at Grid reference T108 952. The diversion is way-marked.

Spinc (Blue route) diversion

There will be diversion of the Spinc (Blue route) in Lugduff, Glendalough due to harvest operations until May 2018.  The diversion is way-marked, please follow the signs.

16.03.2018

Updated BAU Strategic Plans Now Available on Website

Following our recent change from eight to six Business Area Units, the updated BAU strategic plans have now been posted to our website.  You can find the plans at the following link  BAU Strategic Plan Update

07.03.2018

Car Parks Remain Closed

Coillte advise the public that many of our recreation sites and car parks remain closed, because they are not accessible due to lying snow. In upland areas, these closures are likely to remain in place for some time. Please be considerate of our neighbours who require access to homes and farms and do not block their entrances or access roads.

23.02.2018

Temporary re-route of Wicklow Way.

Harvesting operations will shortly take place in Ballyteige / Ballycorragh forest properties, south of the 'Iron Bridge' (w/c 26.02.2018).  For health and safety reasons this will necessitate the temporary re-route of the Wicklow Way.  The time frame for this re-route is approx. 4 weeks.

We apologise for any convenience caused.

07.02.2018

Temporary site closure of Carrigfadda Hill Walk, Co. Cork.

Harvesting operations will shortly take place in Carrigfadda forest property.  For health and safety reasons this will necessitate the temporary closure of the Carrigfadda Hill walk.  The time frame for this closure is from the middle of February to the end of April approximately.

We apologise for any convenience caused.

07.02.2018

Ard Na Geeha Cong - Car park upgrade

From Wednesday 7th February for approximately 2 weeks there will be restricted access to the Ard Na Geeha car park in Cong due to essential upgrade works, please respect all signage.

23.01.2018

Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough from 23rd January 2018 until end February 2018.

Heading south from Glendalough the diversion starts at grid reference T 110 957 it follows forest roads for 1.25km and re-joins the Wicklow Way at Grid reference T108 952. The diversion is way-marked.

13.11.2017

East Clare Way - harvesting operations

Harvesting will be taking place close to the East Clare Way in Lackabranner, please proceed with caution and respect all warning signage and possible detours.

28.09.2017

Temporary site closure of Corrin Woods car park, Co. Cork

Please note that Corrin Woods car park will be temporarily closed to facilitate a harvesting operation in 3 weeks time.  This operation is required to remove timber that has been affected by Dothistroma needle blight.  This disease can be fatal to trees and is a serious risk to national forest health.   Click here to access a map of the area to be harvested.  Machines will be moving close to and within the car park & recreation area.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions.  Thanking you in advance.

18.09.2017

Ivy Removal from façade of Curragh Chase house, Co. Limerick

From Monday 18th of September, 2017 the area in and around Curragh Chase house will be cordoned off to allow for ivy to be removed from the façade.  Works are estimated to take 2 weeks.  Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

11.09.2017

Road Upgrade - Glanteenassig, Co. Kerry

A general forest road upgrade is underway in Glanteenassig from from 11.09.2017 to 15.09.2017.  Access to the lakes is not affected.

Please adhere to signs and detours.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

31.08.2017

WARNING - Deer Hunting

The hunting season for many game species, particularly deer commences in many forest areas from September 1st 2017 to February 29th 2018.

For your safety, please stay on designated trails or forest roads during this period and obey all warning signs.

18.08.2017

Deer and Game Hunting Licences; Secondary tender Competition

Please note the Coillte's secondary tender competition for deer and game licences has now gone live.

Catalogues, tender forms and more information can be found at this link

Closing date for the receipt of tenders is 5pm Thursday 31st August 2017 

26.07.2017

Lymes Disease Awareness

Lymes disease is a condition spread by ticks. The HSE has provided advice in the link below to increase awareness of Lymes Disease and how to protect yourself when visiting the outdoors.

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/lymedisease.html

14.03.2017

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

14.09.2018

Ticknock Car Park Upgrade -  September 19th to 21st  2018

To facilitate upgrade works in Ticknock between 19 and 21 September 2018 part of the car-park will be closed. Traffic management will be in place.

Alternative parking is available in Kilmashogue car-park.

16.08.2018

Balllinastoe Mountain Bike Trail , Roundwood– Temporary Closure Of Upper Loop.

The upper loop of the at Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail will be temporarily closed for a period of 3 – 4 weeks 14 weeks from 16/08/2018, to facilitate harvesting operations. 

Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

09.07.2018

Diversion on Ballyhoura MTB trail - Brown Loop & Tech 1

A section of the Brown loop (pole 12-13) & Tech 1 will be temporarily closed for a period of 14 weeks from 12/07/2018, to facilitate harvesting operations.  Diversions will be in place.  Please adhere to signage.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

 

06.06.2018

Final Public Consultation Session - Avondale House and Park Master Plan, 2018

Coillte, with partner Failte Ireland, commissioned Cooney Architects and their Associates to conduct a comprehensive Interpretation and Visitor Experience Plan for Avondale House and Park. As this year-long project draws to an end you are invited to see the integrated design drawings. Coillte would welcome your feedback on the day.

Coillte would like to invite you to Avondale House anytime between 3pm-7pm, Friday, June 15th to see the architectural drawings for the proposed redevelopment of the House and Park.

Representatives of the architects (Cooney Architects) and Coillte will be on-hand to answer any questions.

Queries: Call Alan Hill, 087 3207619

 

05.06.2018

Jamestown - - Kilfinnae  Temporarily Closed For Harvesting Operations

The walking trails at Jamestown - Kilfinnae located close to Ardpatrick (County Limerick) will be temporarily closed until further notice to allow timber harvesting operations to be carried out.

Please abide by all warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

01.06.2018

Cong Clonbur Recreation Site – Repairs To Chalet

Coillte are in the process of carrying out repairs of the Chalet and there will be some restrictions for a time.

Please abide by all warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

 

 

18.05.2018

BAU Consultation Meetings

Coillte are holding a series of public consultation meetings across our six Business Area Units (BAUs) nationwide.  The holding of BAU Consultation Meetings will replace the Social and Environmental panels that we used up to very recently in consulting with our stakeholders.

The purpose of the BAU consultation meetings is to provide;

  • a forum for Coillte and our stakeholders to discuss issues of common interest with environmental, social and community groups and individuals,
  • an opportunity for Coillte to receive advice, views and suggestions from stakeholders on our plans,
  • an opportunity for stakeholders to receive information about Coillte’s policies, plans and practices.

You are cordially invited to one of the annual BAU Operational Consultation Meetings which will be held from 3pm to 7pm in the following locations:

BAU 1

19th June 2018 TF Royal Hotel and Theatre, Castlebar - 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018    Ballybofey- Villa Rose Hotel - 3pm-7pm

BAU 2

30th May 2018     Coillte Office, Orantown Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway – 3pm-7pm

14th June 2018    Coillte Office, Drewsboro, Scarriff, Co. Clare – 3pm-7pm

BAU 3

19th June 2018    Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly – 3pm -7pm

20th June 2018    Kilmore Hotel,  Cavan – 7pm-10pm

BAU 4

30th May 2018    Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow - 3pm–7pm

5th June 2018    Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny - 3pm–7pm

BAU 5

19th June 2018    Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, Co Tipperary - 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018    Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary - 3pm-7pm

BAU 6

19th June 2018         River Island Hotel, Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry 3pm-7pm

20th June 2018          The Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway West, Co Cork 3pm-7pm

19.04.2018

FSC®1 Forest Management Certification Audit of Coillte's Southwest Munster Business Area Unit (BAU 6)
Coillte's Southwest Munster Business Area Unit (BAU 6) will undergo an FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) forest management certification audit during the week of the 23rd to 27th of April 2018.

The audit is undertaken by the Soil Association.

1FSC licenced code FSC- C005714

06.04.2018

PEFC Forest Management Certification Audit and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Audit of Coillte's Northwest Business Area Unit (BAU 1)

Coillte's Northwest Business Area Unit (BAU 1) will undergo a PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) forest management certification audit during the week of the 9th to 13th of April 2018.

At the same time the BAU will also be audited against the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and the OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Standard.

08.04.2018

Access restrictions to Glanteenassig, Co. Kerry during the Circuit of Kerry Motor Rally, 8th April

Due to road closures to facilitate the Circuit of Kerry Motor Rally, Glanteenassig will be inaccessible on Sunday 8th April, 2018 for most of the day.

22.03.2018

Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough until May 2018.  Heading south from Glendalough the diversion starts at grid reference T 110 957 it follows forest roads for 1.25km and re-joins the Wicklow Way at Grid reference T108 952. The diversion is way-marked.

Spinc (Blue route) diversion

There will be diversion of the Spinc (Blue route) in Lugduff, Glendalough due to harvest operations until May 2018.  The diversion is way-marked, please follow the signs.

16.03.2018

Updated BAU Strategic Plans Now Available on Website

Following our recent change from eight to six Business Area Units, the updated BAU strategic plans have now been posted to our website.  You can find the plans at the following link  BAU Strategic Plan Update

07.03.2018

Car Parks Remain Closed

Coillte advise the public that many of our recreation sites and car parks remain closed, because they are not accessible due to lying snow. In upland areas, these closures are likely to remain in place for some time. Please be considerate of our neighbours who require access to homes and farms and do not block their entrances or access roads.

23.02.2018

Temporary re-route of Wicklow Way.

Harvesting operations will shortly take place in Ballyteige / Ballycorragh forest properties, south of the 'Iron Bridge' (w/c 26.02.2018).  For health and safety reasons this will necessitate the temporary re-route of the Wicklow Way.  The time frame for this re-route is approx. 4 weeks.

We apologise for any convenience caused.

07.02.2018

Temporary site closure of Carrigfadda Hill Walk, Co. Cork.

Harvesting operations will shortly take place in Carrigfadda forest property.  For health and safety reasons this will necessitate the temporary closure of the Carrigfadda Hill walk.  The time frame for this closure is from the middle of February to the end of April approximately.

We apologise for any convenience caused.

07.02.2018

Ard Na Geeha Cong - Car park upgrade

From Wednesday 7th February for approximately 2 weeks there will be restricted access to the Ard Na Geeha car park in Cong due to essential upgrade works, please respect all signage.

23.01.2018

Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough from 23rd January 2018 until end February 2018.

Heading south from Glendalough the diversion starts at grid reference T 110 957 it follows forest roads for 1.25km and re-joins the Wicklow Way at Grid reference T108 952. The diversion is way-marked.

13.11.2017

East Clare Way - harvesting operations

Harvesting will be taking place close to the East Clare Way in Lackabranner, please proceed with caution and respect all warning signage and possible detours.

28.09.2017

Temporary site closure of Corrin Woods car park, Co. Cork

Please note that Corrin Woods car park will be temporarily closed to facilitate a harvesting operation in 3 weeks time.  This operation is required to remove timber that has been affected by Dothistroma needle blight.  This disease can be fatal to trees and is a serious risk to national forest health.   Click here to access a map of the area to be harvested.  Machines will be moving close to and within the car park & recreation area.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions.  Thanking you in advance.

18.09.2017

Ivy Removal from façade of Curragh Chase house, Co. Limerick

From Monday 18th of September, 2017 the area in and around Curragh Chase house will be cordoned off to allow for ivy to be removed from the façade.  Works are estimated to take 2 weeks.  Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

11.09.2017

Road Upgrade - Glanteenassig, Co. Kerry

A general forest road upgrade is underway in Glanteenassig from from 11.09.2017 to 15.09.2017.  Access to the lakes is not affected.

Please adhere to signs and detours.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

31.08.2017

WARNING - Deer Hunting

The hunting season for many game species, particularly deer commences in many forest areas from September 1st 2017 to February 29th 2018.

For your safety, please stay on designated trails or forest roads during this period and obey all warning signs.

18.08.2017

Deer and Game Hunting Licences; Secondary tender Competition

Please note the Coillte's secondary tender competition for deer and game licences has now gone live.

Catalogues, tender forms and more information can be found at this link

Closing date for the receipt of tenders is 5pm Thursday 31st August 2017 

26.07.2017

Lymes Disease Awareness

Lymes disease is a condition spread by ticks. The HSE has provided advice in the link below to increase awareness of Lymes Disease and how to protect yourself when visiting the outdoors.

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/lymedisease.html

14.03.2017

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

23.01.2018

Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough from 23rd January 2018 until end February 2018.  

Heading south from Glendalough the diversion starts at grid reference T 110 957 it follows forest roads for 1.25km and re-joins the Wicklow Way at Grid reference T108 952. The diversion is way-marked.

 

13.11.2017

East Clare Way - harvesting operations

Harvesting will be taking place close to the East Clare Way in Lackabranner, please proceed with caution and respect all warning signage and possible detours.

28.09.2017

Temporary site closure of Corrin Woods car park, Co. Cork

Please note that Corrin Woods car park will be temporarily closed to facilitate a harvesting operation in 3 weeks time.  This operation is required to remove timber that has been affected by Dothistroma needle blight.  This disease can be fatal to trees and is a serious risk to national forest health.   Click here to access a map of the area to be harvested.  Machines will be moving close to and within the car park & recreation area.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions.  Thanking you in advance.

18.09.2017

Ivy Removal from façade of Curragh Chase house, Co. Limerick

From Monday 18th of September, 2017 the area in and around Curragh Chase house will be cordoned off to allow for ivy to be removed from the façade.  Works are estimated to take 2 weeks.  Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

11.09.2017

Road Upgrade - Glanteenassig, Co. Kerry

A general forest road upgrade is underway in Glanteenassig from from 11.09.2017 to 15.09.2017.  Access to the lakes is not affected.

Please adhere to signs and detours.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

31.08.2017

WARNING - Deer Hunting

The hunting season for many game species, particularly deer commences in many forest areas from September 1st 2017 to February 29th 2018.

For your safety, please stay on designated trails or forest roads during this period and obey all warning signs.

18.08.2017

Deer and Game Hunting Licences; Secondary tender Competition

Please note the Coillte's secondary tender competition for deer and game licences has now gone live.

Catalogues, tender forms and more information can be found at this link

Closing date for the receipt of tenders is 5pm Thursday 31st August 2017 

26.07.2017

Lymes Disease Awareness

Lymes disease is a condition spread by ticks. The HSE has provided advice in the link below to increase awareness of Lymes Disease and how to protect yourself when visiting the outdoors.

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/lymedisease.html

14.03.2017

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

14.03.2017

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.

03.03.2017

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.