This woodland was originally part of the Smith Barry Estate which was one of the great estates in East Cork. The main recreation area lies in a long narrow glen on the south side of the Leamlara river and to the East of the Owenacurra river. There are an assortment of unmarked paths and tracks to explore. A number of archaeological features can also be found, including two enclosures that are located towards the top of the hill. The elevation of Curragh rises from 30 metres to 150 metres so it can be steep in certain locations. This is a beautiful woodland that is treasured by the locals.
Things to do
Don’t miss our hidden gem
There is a beautiful vernal bluebell display from April into May around the Ring fort.