Cratloe Wood Car Park and Picnic Site is located adjacent to Cratloe village and on the western side Cratloe Forest property which is over 700 Hectares in extent. It overlooks the Estuary of the river Shannon which is the longest river in Ireland and Great Britain. The Galtee Mountains in Co. Tipperary can be seen to the east, the Ballyhoura Mountains in North Cork to the south and Shannon Airport to the west.
There is an extensive road network throughout the the wood suitable for walking.

Take the N18 from Limerick towards Ennis/Galway. After approximately 10kms take a left exit for Cratloe village on to the overpass and continue for 1km into the village. Cratloe Wood Car Park is signposted from there, a distance of approximately 2kms.

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