Two of the main attractions in Carrickgollogan are the viewing rock at Carrickgollogan hill to the south of the property and the now disused lead mine chimney at the northern boundary. Lead mining and smelting took place at the Ballycorus lead mine in the early 19th Century and continued until it was closed in the 1920s.
No trip to Carrickgollogan would be complete however without visiting the viewing rock. It is worth the short climb up a moderately sloped footpath to the exposed rock outcrop where you will discover one of the most spectacular views of south Dublin and north Wicklow.
Things to do
Walk: There are two walking trails in the wood and the Dublin Mountains Way also has its route through Carrickgollogan. The Lead Mines Way (2 kms, 40mins, easy) is a gentle stroll through the forest and leads you to a the old lead mines chimney; The Mountain Acces Route (0.5kms, 30mins, moderate) is a linear trail that takes you to the top of Carrickgollogan hill with breathtaking views of the Dublin, Wicklow countryside and the Irish sea.
Permanent Orienteering: Barnaslingan has 3 permanent orienteering courses, Beginner (2.1 km), Intermediate (3.5 km) and Advanced (4.6 km)
Don’t miss our hidden gem
The summit of Carrickgollogan hill is a view that is not to be missed and the old lead mines chimney is certainly worth a viewing.
Visitors Facilities on site
Car Park 20 spaces
Car park opens at 8am (April to September) and 8am (October to March)
Car park closes at 4pm (April to September) and 4pm (October to March)