Coill an Fhaltaigh
This is a Millennium forest consisting of about 90 ha. The wood used to be semi-mature conifer woodland. There are 6 ha of oak woodlands over 100 years old. In recent years the park has been replanted with sessile oak, ash, birch, cherry and spindle as part of the Millennium forest project. Other flora to look out for are the bluebells that grow under the oak woodland. Proximity to Kilkenny means that the area is very popular with local towns people for walking. Coill an Fhailtaigh is a Millennium Forest.
Opening / Closing hours
09.00 – 19.00 (April to October)
09.00 – 17.00 (November to March)
Things to do
Walk: The wood has 2 looped walks for both a short stroll or a longer walk, both these trails are waymarked; The Green Walk (2.2kms, 1 ½ hr, access for all) is a nice short walk through the forest; The Red Walk (3.3kms, 2 hr, access for all) loops around the millennium forest section of the wood.
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The gradients are very gentle in this site, making it ideal for those of all ages to explore. There are plenty of seats or rest points around the trails to sit and absorb nature.