Major Re-Development Works

Avondale Forest park is currently undergoing major re-development and works are scheduled to continue until April 2022.

The park remains open and diversions are in place on some routes.

Please observe all posted notices and exclusion zones to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip to the Park.

Avondale House is closed to the public.

Only an hour from Dublin
Avondale is situated 1.5 miles south of Rathdrum on the L2149.

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Things to do

Don’t miss our hidden gem

Visitors Facilities on site


Forest Park


Picnic site


Walking trails

Please note that the Playground is now closed (from August 2021)

Picnic tables with barbeque grids near the car-park

Public Toilets are available at the car-park

Car Parking:            400 spaces

Car Park Opens:      7.00am April to September and 8.00am (October to March)

Car Park Closes:      9.00pm April to September and 5.00pm (October to March)

Note that the House and Café are closed for the 2021 season and will open again in 2022.

Trail map