Carrick Wood is a beautiful broadleaf woodland of just 32 hectares with a picnic area and forest walk. Well worth exploring, there is a folly, known locally as the Spire, set on a high point within the wood. It was built on top of an earlier windmill by the Viscount Carlow in order to give employment during a hard winter. Restoration work on the Spire was carried out in 2005.

1.5 km from Portarlington town.

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Picnic site

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