Events and Updates

19.11.2020

Forest operations in the vicinity of the Slieve Felim Way, Toor, Rearcross, Co. Tipperary

Please note that operations will be ongoing in Knockacappul forest for a period of 10 weeks.  The long distance walk, the Slieve Felim Way passes through this wood.

Please adhere to safety signage that is in place.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

11.11.2020
Temporary closure of trail at Carrigradda, Reenascreena, Co. Cork.

The Carrigfadda Hill Walk will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from today to facilitate forest operations.

Please adhere to signage that will be in place.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

11/11/2020 

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail Diversions

A section of the Ballyhoura MTB trail is currently closed between Poles 22 and Pole 23 on the Green loop as trail maintenance work is being carried out.   The trail will be closed for approximately three weeks.

Please obey all diversions and safety signage that will be inplace.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

06.11.2020 

Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail Maintenance – Kinnity Section 

Coillte will be carrying out essential maintenance on Section 16 of the Mountain Bike Trail in Kinnitty & this section will be closed from Monday 09/11 – Friday 13/11

This is between Way Marker Posts 14 – 15 (is at the end of the Blue trail before you exit onto the public road) 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

29.10.2020

Please note that from Monday November 2nd all Coillte car-parks with automatic gates and barriers will open at 08:00 and close at 17:00.

27.10.2020
Forest Operations in Carrigradda, Reenascreena, Co. Cork.

Forest operations will be taking place in Carrigfadda the week commencing 2nd November, 2020 and will be ongoing for 8 weeks.  It will be necessary to close the trail at times when operations will be taking place close to the Carrigfadda Hill Walk.

Please adhere to signage that will be in place.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

 

23.10.2020

Forest Operations in Oldcourt / Garryduff Woods, Rochestown, Cork.

Temporary access restrictions are currently in place and will be ongoing until November 5th, 2020  in Oldcourt / Garryduff woods.

This is to facilitate ongoing forest operations and to safeguard public safety.

Schedule of works and further information available here.

We ask for your co-operation and patience at this time.

 

21.10.2020

Timber Harvest At Deerpark – Djouce Wood

A harvesting operation will commence in Deerpark (Djouce Woods) on Friday, October 23rd 2020.

Harvest operations will be on-going for approximately four weeks.

Please abide by safety signage and never approach a working machine.

Please open the link below to view the map of the harvesting area marked in yellow below the red arrow..

Wicklow-Djouce_Wood

19.10.2020

Advance notice of harvesting in Cappanacush East & Dromore Co. Kerry. 

Harvesting will commence in Dromore on 19/10/2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 5 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period. Please adhere to all Health & Safety signage within the property. 

Thank you for your co-operation, during this period. If you require any further information please contact 1890 367378. 

12.10.20

Update – Portumna Forest Park will close Tuesday 13th October to Facilitate Forest Operations

Portumna Forest Park will  be closed Tuesday 14th October to facilitate forest operations.

 

06.10.20

Forest Plan Consultation Paused.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the current health crisis, the process of drafting our 2021-2025 Forest Plans and consulting with stakeholders has been paused until further notice.

If you have any queries please contact us at info@coillte.ie 

 

01.10.2020

Sunday 4th October, trail sections Tech 1 and Tech 2 closed in the Ballyhoura MTB

Tech 1 and Tech 2 will be temporarily closed to accommodate an Enduro mountain biking event on Sunday, 4th of October.  The event will be taking place around the Ballynaboola side of the mountain.  Re-routes will be in place.  Please adhere to signage during this time.  Thanking you for your co-operation in advance.

 

18.09.2020

Phase 2 of the Dublin Mountains Makeover begins in Cruagh

From Monday September 21st for approximately 6 weeks there will be a continuous cover forest harvesting operation in Cruagh Forest, Co. Dublin. This harvest operation is part of the Dublin Mountains Makeover project, more details can be found via this link.

Temporary trail detours may be required, please always abide by safety signage.

 

09.09.2020

Advance notice of harvesting in the Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

Harvesting will commence in Ballyhoura and Blackrock property on 14/8/20 of 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 5 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period

 

08.09.2020

Harvesting in Garrettstown Wood, Ballinspittle, Co. Cork

A harvesting operation will be starting in Garrettstown Wood from the 14th September.  It will be on-going for 3-4 weeks.   There may be restrictions to the wood and walks during this period.  Please adhere to health and safety signage and directions at this time.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

 

02.09.2020

Harvesting notice for Slievethoul / Saggart Hill, Dublin

A harvesting operation will commence in Slievethoul Forest on Thursday 3rd September, see area highlighted in yellow on recreation map  and red on location map .

Harvest operations will be on-going for approximately two weeks.

Please abide by safety signage.

 

28.08.2020

Harvesting notice for the Wicklow Way, Mucklagh One, Co. Wicklow

Please note harvesting operations will be starting along the Wicklow Way in Mucklagh One property on Monday 31st August and a trail detour will be in place for 4 to 5 weeks. Please adhere to all signage and follow the detour that has been put in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

25.08.2020

Harvesting notice for the Glounreagh Loop, Kilbeheny, Co. Limerick

Harvesting is happening in Monabrack forest property from the 25th of August to the 4th of September, 2020.  The walking trail, the Glounreagh Loop passes through this wood.

Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

25.08.2020

Harvesting on the Slieve Felim Way, Toor village, Co. Tipperary

There will be harvesting close to a section of the Slieve Felim Way, on the southern approaches to Toor village, the townland being Killeen.  This operation will be on-going for 5 weeks.

Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

24.08.2020

Update – Portumna Forest Park Remains Closed to Facilitate Essential Repair Works Following Storm Ellen

Portumna Forest Park will remain closed until further notice to facilitate ongoing essential repair works following Storm Ellen

 

17.08.2020

Update – Dublin Mountains Makeover Developments

Please open the link below for the latest development of the Dublin Mountains Makeover.

https://www.coillte.ie/the-dublin-mountains-makeover-continues-in-ballyedmonduff/

 

17.08.2020

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trails: Section Closures from 18.08.20

From 18.08.20 for approximately 3 weeks the 'AfterBurner' and 'Blazin Saddles' sections of mountain bike trail will be closed to facilitate harvesting.  An area of windblown trees is being cleared to make way for a new mixed woodland. Please abide by all safety notices.

Mountain Bike Map

 

11.08.2020

Diversions on the Brown Loop, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick

To facilitate trail upgrades, there will be diversions in place on the Brown Loop around Pole 12 to Pole 13 until Friday 14th August.  Please adhere to signage and diversions that are in place.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  UPDATE:  WORKS ARE COMPLETE, THE BROWN LOOP WILL BE OPEN FROM 14.08.2020

 

10.08.2020

Advance notice of harvesting close to a section of the Blackwater Avondhu Way, Cappagh Wood, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Harvesting will commence on 11/8/20 of 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 weeks.

There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period

 

06.08.2020

Advance notice of harvesting operations close to a section of the Mountain Bike Trails at Ballyhoura, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick.

Harvesting will commence in Greenwood property on 12th August, 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 4 weeks.

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

 

27.07.2020

Advance Notice of Harvesting of Lugg Forest, Co. Dublin

Harvesting operations will be commencing in Lugg forest property on 28.07.2020 and are estimated to take approximately 4 weeks.

Coillte's 2020 Planned Harvest Map 1 with Lugg harvest operation area high-lighted.

Machinery will be moving on site.

Please adhere to safety signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

20.07.2020

Temporary Close To Dun A Ri Forest Park

Dún a Rí Forest Park Toilets is currently closed due to maintenance works.

We apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

 

13.07.2020

Advance notice of road operations on the Knockalough Loop Walk, Upperchurch, Co. Tipperary

Forest road upgrade will be taking place in Knockalough property that will overlap with the Knockalough Loop.  This will be on-going for one week.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

06.07.2020

Advance notice of Harvesting operations close to the Avondhu Blackwater Trail at Ballinhover Forest, Kilworth, Co.Cork

Harvesting will commence in Ballinhover property on 6/7/20 of 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 2 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.

 

06.07.2020

Operations close to the Ballyhoura Way, in Ballinyna woods close to Ballyhorgan in Co. Limerick.

Harvesting will commence in Ballinhover property on 6/7/20 of 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 2 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.

 

03.07.20

Advance notice of temporary closure of Pigeon Wood, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork to allow for minor operational work.

Pigeon wood, which is located at the Midleton side of Castlemartyr, will be closed for 7th and 8th of July to allow for some necessary works adjacent to the trails.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

 

29.06.2020

Derroura Mountain Bike Trail

From Monday 29th June a section of the Derroura MTB trail will be closed for the week to accommodate essential maintenance works, please adhere to all signage and trail closures.

 

26.06.2020

Advance Notice of Harvesting in Ballyedmonduff

From Monday 29th June for approximately 3 weeks there will be a Continuous Cover Forestry harvesting operation in Ballyedmonduff.  The ‘Blazin Saddles’ and ‘Afterburner’ Sections of Ticknock Mountain Bike trail will be closed on weekdays from June 29th for the duration of harvesting.

The Dublin Mountains Way will remain open, traffic management measures will be in place.

Please abide by safety signage.

This is the 1st of the Coillte Nature continuous cover forest harvest events part of the Dublin Mountains Makeover.

Coillte to engage with local community on plans for Garryduff Woods before works commence

Thursday June 11th 2020: Coillte stated today (Thursday) that it is investigating the most appropriate ways in which to engage with the local community on plans for Old Court Forest, known locally as Garyduff Woods.

Bernard Burke, Coillte Business Area Manager for South Munster, stated that due to COVID19, person-to-person meetings with local residents were not possible and alternative engagements will be put in place prior to works commencing. He said that the planned works were primarily due to safety concerns after storm damage to parts of the forest.

Bernard Burke went on to say

We want to discuss any proposed plans with local residents and interested parties before any works begin. We apologise that this was not possible due to COVID19 and we have already been in contact with community representatives, local councillors and TDs. We are now looking to broaden this out to local residents and other forest users.

“Coillte has requested that we be allowed make a presentation to the Strategic Policy Committee of the Cork City Council on the proposals and we want to engage directly with the local residents also. As such, we are investigating the best way to do that, whether that be a virtual town hall or some form of direct engagement.

“Old Court Forest, known locally as Garryduff Woods, is at the heart of the community and we in Coillte are proud that this is the case. With such affection for the forest, it is understandable that some people have questions about planned works.

“These works have been deemed necessary, primarily because of safety reasons due to storm damage. At all times, the forest was managed in such a way to support biodiversity and minimise the impact on recreation users. Coillte applied this low impact approach to the entire forest of 26 hectares.

“In line with the biodiversity objective of the entire forest, Coillte has been managing a six hectare area, which was planted to produce timber, in a way that, while trees in this area are gradually removed to produce wood, there is always a tree canopy in place. In line with this policy, Coillte has removed trees from this part of the forest in a low impact manner in 2006, 2009 and 2012.

“However, following strong storms, nearly half of this part of the forest has been badly damaged by wind. Wind-blown and wind-snapped trees are scattered throughout. This has resulted in a large number of leaning trees which are danger to the public. As such, Coillte made the decision to clear up this area and then move back to a low impact approach. This meant that the trees need to be removed in one operation and the area will then be immediately replanted.

“In order to carry out this operation, Coillte was considering extending the existing forest road to access this part of the forest. Once the forest operations would have been completed, the road would serve as an additional walking route in the fore.

“At the moment, we encourage any resident who has a concern to contact us on info@coillte.ie.”

ENDS
For further information or to arrange an interview with a Coillte representative please contact:

Marie Lynch, 087 973 0522 or marie@carrcommunications.ie

For more information, follow Coillte on Twitter or Instagram @coilltenews

 

 

08.06.2020

Trail Detours on the Brown Loop in the Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick to allow for MTB trail maintenance

There are trail detours currently in place from post 14 to 18 as there are trail maintenance works on-going on the Brown Loop.  This work will take approximately 2 weeks.  Please adhere to the detours and signage that are in place.

 

28.05.2020

Advance notice of  harvesting opearations at Knockananig forest, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Harvesting will commence in Knockananig property on 28th May, 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 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.

25.05.2020

Advance notice of  tree harvesting works in Kilworth forest, Co. Cork close to the Avondhu Blackwater Way walking trail.

Harvesting will commence in Ballinhover property on 28th May, 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 5 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.

 

11.05.2020

Advance notice of  tree harvesting works in Lettershanbally on the Western Way walking trail.

A tree harvesting operation is starting this week in Lettershanbally and works will be taking place adjacent to the Western Way Walking trail and are predicted to continue for the next 6 to 7 weeeks.

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

05.05.2020

Advance notice of harvesting in Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare.

Harvesting operations will be commencing in Donadea Forest Park this week (06.05.2020) and is estimated to take approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

Machinery will be moving on site.

Please adhere to safety signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

04.2020 

Pigeon Hole Cave, Cong 

Important notice – please note that until further notice the ‘Pigeon Hole’ cave / sink in Cong property has been closed to the public for health and safety reason

03.04.2020

Temporary closure of section of Brown MTB trail, Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

A section of the brown MTB trail from pole 12 to pole 13 will be closed for 1 week to facilitate harvesting adjacent to the trail.

Please adhere to signage and detours that has been put in place for your safety.

Thanking you.

02.04.2020

Temporary re-route of the Blackwater Avondhu Way & Killavullen Loops in Co. Cork

A harvesting operation is commencing today in Cloughvoolia forest property, close to Killavullen in Co. Cork.  This will be on-going for 2 weeks.  There will be a re-route in place to divert walkers using the Blackwater Avondhu Way & the Killavullen Loop walk.  We ask you kindly to follow these re-routes & to adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.  Thanking you for your co-operation.

26.03.2020

Temporary closure of section of Brown MTB trail, Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

A section of the brown MTB trail from pole 15 to pole 16 will be closed from Monday 30th March for 3 days to facilitate harvesting adjacent to the trail.

Please adhere to signage and detours that has been put in place for your safety.

Thanking you.

23.03.2020

Advance notice of harvesting in Lugg property, South Dublin.

Harvesting operations will be commencing in Lugg forest property on 25.03.2020 and is estimated to take approximately 3 weeks.

Machinery will be moving on site.

Please adhere to safety signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

20.03.2020

Advance notice of harvesting in Carrigduff Wood, close to Mallow in Co. Cork  (Avondhu Blackwater Way)

Harvesting will be starting here from the 24.03.2020 and is estimated to take 3 weeks.  Please adhere to safety signage that will be in place.

04.03.2020

Advance notice of harvesting of in Coolishal property, Kilsheelan forest, Co. Waterford.

Harvesting operations will be commencing in Coolishal forest property 06.03.2020 & is estimated to take approximately  3 weeks.  Machinery will be moving on site.  Please adhere to safety signage that is in place for your safety.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

26.02.2020

Notice – Dun A Ri Forest Park – Car Park Closed For Maintenance Work

Please note that the Car Park at Dún a Rí Forest Park will be closed to traffic on the 2nd and 3rd of March to facilitate maintenance works to the road.

Walkers can still access from Shercock entry.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

24.02.2020

Temporary closure of Portumna Forest Park, Tuesday 25th February to facilitate forest operations

Coillte's forest park at Portumna will be closed for the day Tuesday 25th February to facilitate forest operations.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

24.02.2020

Notice of harvesting in Doonane Woods/ Ballyhourigan Co. Limerick

There will be harvesting operations on-going in Doonane/Ballyhourigan starting 25.02.2020 for a period of 2 weeks.  Please adhere to safety signage that is in place for your safety.

21.02.2020

Main Playground at Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick re-opened and upgraded

The main playground has two new significant pieces of play equipment; a Wizards Tower that includes slides and a covered area, and an agility trail.  The swings continue to be available.  More picnic tables have been provided also.  Enjoy!

17.02.2020

Main playground Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick - temporarily closed for upgrade works

We are currently in the middle of upgrading the main playground at Curragh Chase.  Please respect restrictions that are in place.  The playground in the arboretum is operating as per normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

11.02.2020

Kilderry Woods, Milltown, Co. Kerry - harvesting operations (UPDATE)
We plan on starting a harvesting operation in Kilderry Woods on Friday the 21st of February that will run until 29th February.   In the interest of safety we will be closing the recreational site to the public for the duration.   Thanks in advance for your co-operation & apologies for any inconvenience caused.

10.02.2020

MTB trail diversion in place in the Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

A temporary trail diversion is in place between pole 6 & 7 on the brown loop in the Ballyhouras.

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

31.01.2020

Advance notice of temporary MTB trail diversions in the Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

Please note there will be harvesting operations occurring in the vicinity of the MTB trail sections in the Ballyhouras that will necessitate trail diversions, when machines are close to trails.  This will be on-going  for a number of weeks.

Further information will be posted at the trailhead and on this site when available.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation & apologies for any inconvenience cause.

 

20.01.2020

Temporary closure of Portumna Forest Park to facilitate forest operations

Coillte's forest park at Portumna will be closed today Monday 20th January to facilitate forest operations.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

14.01.2020

Harvesting on Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail 

Please note there are harvesting operations on several sections of the mountain bike trail in Ballinastoe and the majority of the trail will be closed weekdays for a period of 3 to 4 weeks (most sections open at weekends).

For Health and Safety reasons please obey all signage and detours.

 

13.01.2020

Temporary restrictions on the Castlepook (Blue) MTB trail, Ballyhouras, Co. Limerick

Harvesting will commence in Castlepook property on 15/1/20.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 4 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest and the MTB trail during that period.

Please adhere to signage and restrictions that will be in place for your safety.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

10.01.2020

Advance notice of harvesting operations in Tracton Woods, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

Operations will be commencing during week 3 of January in Tracton Wood.  It is estimated that they will be on-going for 10 days, once started.

There will be temporary access restrictions during that period.

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

10.01.2020

Advance notice of Restrictions along Mid-Clare Way due to Forest Operations for the Next 4 Weeks

Forest operations will commence along the Mid-Clare Way and will be on-going for a duration of approximately 4 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions during that period which will impact on the Mid-ClareWay.

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

03.01.2020

Advance notice of Harvesting at Ballinhover Forest, Kilworth, Co.Cork - (Blackwater Way)

Harvesting will commence in Ballinhover property on 6/1/20 of 2020.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 2 weeks.  There will be temporary access restrictions to the forest during that period which will impact the Blackwater Way.

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

23.12.2019

Advance notice of harvesting in Glenstal , Co. Limerick

A harvesting operation is due to take place in early January 2020 until the middle of the month.  Works will be taking place adjacent to the Glenstal Woodland Loop.  Please adhere to safety signage that will be in place for your safety.

 

12/12/2019

Girley Bog Car-Park

Due to upcoming harvesting works, the car-park at the Drewstown House side of Girley Bog will be closed to public access from Monday 16th December to Friday 31st January. Please observe local signage. Also, the walking trails at Girley Bog remain open for use throughout this period, but car-parking is only available from the Kells end of the site. The location of the open car-park is here: Girley Bog Car Park (Kells side)

 

11/12/2019

Killaclohane forest closed

Killaclohane Recreational Site will be fully closed from the public from the 12th December to 23rd December 2019 for harvesting operations. Please abide by all warning signs onsite. We thank you from your co-operation. If you have any queries please ring 1890367378.

 

10/12/2019

Trail maintenance on Ballinastoe Mountainbike trails

Please note there will be on going trail maintenance on the mountain bike single track sections over the next few months, please respect all signage and the rolling detours that will be in place to facilitate this work.

 

03.12.2019

Harvesting operation in Coolmealagh Forest, Co. Wexford

There will be a thinning operation being carried out in Coolmealagh WX02-H0026 in close proximity to the Prospect Loop from 5th December 2019 until the end of January 2020

 

22.11.2019

Ballyhoura MTB trails reopened

Forest harvesting operations adjacent to trails have been completed.  All trails are re-opened.

Thanking you for your co-operation & patience.

 

21.11.2019

Balliastoe Mountain Bike Trail – Temporary Restrictions - Thursday, November 28th 2019.

There will be filming at Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail on Thursday, November 28th 2019.

Please note that there may be some temporary restrictions close to the main entrance.

We apologies for any  inconveniences caused.

 

18.11.2019

Trail diversions on  the Blackrock Loop in the Ballyhouras

Please note that there are trail diversions in place on the Blackrock Loop walking trail for health and safety reasons.

 

11.11.2019

Harvesting operation in Corrin Woods, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Please note that harvesting operations will be on-going in Corrin until 25.11.2019.  Please adhere to safety signage on site.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

06.11.2019

Advance Notice ~ Closure of Portumna Forest Park on 13th November for the day

Portumna Forest Park will be closed for the day on 13th November for forest operational purposes.

Please abide by warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

21.10.2019

Advance Notice Of Harvesting at Crone & Ballyreagh Wood

Harvesting operations will commence on 31/10/2019 until 6/12/2019 at Crone & Ballyreagh Wood which is located close to Kilmacanoge in County Wicklow .

There will be timber haulage on the forest roads as shown on our map/image

Please abide by warning and safety signage.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

02.10.2019 (updated 30.10.2019) - (update 22.11.2019 above)

Trail restrictions on  the Brown, White, Blue and Red MTB Trails in the Ballyhouras until Christmas

To facilitate harvesting operations in Garrane and Mount Russell forest properties in the Ballyhouras, there will be trail diversions on the brown, white, blue and red mountain bike trails.  It is estimated that they will be on-going until Christmas.  Please observe diversions and signage that are in place.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation and apologies for any  inconveniences caused.

 

21.10.2019

Portumna Forest Park Closed today for Operational Purposes; reopens tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October 2019

Portumna Forest Park has been closed today for operational purposes.  The forest park will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October 2019.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

Thanking you in advance for your co-operations.

 

18.10.2019

Advance notice of harvesting in Glenanair Wood, Ballyhouras, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick

Harvesting will commence in the main block at Glenanair on 19th October, 2019.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 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.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operations.

 

15.10.2019

Bonny Glen Wood (Clooney Wood), Co. Donegal

Bonny Glen Wood (Clooney Wood) is closed to the public until further notice.

Harvesting operations are commencing at Bonny Glen Recreation Site (Clooney Wood).

It is estimated to take until early spring 2020.

Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.

 

11.10.2019

Moanbaun Wood, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

Harvesting will commence in Moanbaun Wood on Saturday 12th October, 2019.  It will be on-going for a duration of approximately 3 weeks.  There will be temporary restrictions to access to the forest during that period, for health and safety reasons.

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

Thanking you advance for your co-operation.

 

03.10.2019

Portumna Forest Park Closed Today

Portumna Forest Park will be closed today for safety reasons for the arrival of Hurricane Lorenzo! It will hopefully reopen tomorrow subject to any potential remedial works being completed.

 

27.09.2019

Sheeps Head Way, Derrylahard, Ballydehob, Co. Cork

Harvesting operations will be starting next week in Derrylahard forest property.  It will be necessary to close a section of the Sheeps Head Way for up to 2 months to facilitate works.  Please adhere to signage that is in place.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

20.09.2019

Bansha Woods, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary

Harvesting operations are starting in the vicinity of Bansha Woods.  It is estimated to take approximately 8 weeks.   There will be restrictions to parts of the wood for the duration.  The car park and picnic area will remain open.  Please adhere to signage that is in place for your safety.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

19.09.2019

East Clare Way Harvest Operations

Please note that harvesting operations are on going in the following properties along the East Clare Way walking trail - Knockshanvo, Uggoon Upper and Affick forests.

If you are hiking this route please keep an eye out for timber haulage lorries and for health and safety reasons please obey all signage and notices. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

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.

 

23.08.2019

WARNING - Deer Hunting

The hunting season for many game species, particularly deer commences in many forest areas from September 1st 2019 to February 29th 2020. The hunting season for many game species, particularly deer commences in many forest areas from September 1st 2019 to February 29th 2020.

For your personal safety, Please obey all warning signage. during the periods indicated on the signage in your area.

 

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.