Events and Updates


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.



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.



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.




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



Wicklow Way Trail Diversion

There will be a short diversion of the Wicklow Way in Lugduff, Glendalough from 14th August 2017 until 31st October 2017 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.


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.


Cong Forest Trail Closure Of Walkway For Remedial Works.

The OPW will be undertaking works to removing trees in Cong between the 24th to the 28th of July (inclusive).

This will require a closure of the walkway (over the pedestrian bridge) for the duration of the works.

Please respect all signage in the interest of Health & Safety as there will be machinery working in the area during operations.

We regret any inconvenience during the work.


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


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.


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.