Journey beyond the trees at Avondale Forest Park, a special place where visionary and inspirational people have sown the seeds of Ireland’s future and where unique and memorable experiences are created.

Uncover the story of Avondale House, where Irish forestry began and where one of Ireland’s greatest statemen, Charles Stewart Parnell, was born. Enjoy forest park trails or take a leisurely stroll through the walled gardens. Explore the Coillte Pavilion and learn about the essential role forests play in all our futures, or just take some time out in the Seed Café. There’s something for everyone at Avondale, and we can’t wait to see you.

More details may be found at the Beyond the Trees Avondale Website here

Only an hour's drive from Dublin
Avondale is situated 1.5kms 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

The new playground is now located in the walled garden.

Picnic tables beside the car-park and opposite the Tower on the Great Ride

Public Toilets are available at the Seed Café. Temporary toilets are located in each car-park for the Summer season. A Changing Places room is located in the courtyard. Please request access at reception.

Car Parking:            600 spaces

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

Car Park Closes:      10.00pm April to September and 5.00pm (October to March)

The car park has 25 Disabled Parking and 22 Age Friendly car parking spaces, along with 6 Electric Vehicle Charging points.

You can buy your annual car-parking pass for €50 at this link:
Coillte Pass

Trail map