Events and Updates

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.