Dromillihy wood sits on a sandstone ridge that rises to 80m above the N71, the main West Cork road. The wood once formed part of the Morris estate, they were one of the principal landowners in the barony of East and West Carbery from the late 1600’s. There are a number of old houses in the area that are associated with the family, including nearby Castle Salem and Cellmount, a wall of which is still apparent within the forest. It is bounded by the Roury River on the eastern side. Historically, mill races off this river would have powered local businesses such as a tuck mill and a corn mill.

This is a compact woodland that is very accessible offering welcome respite for weary road travelers and locals alike. Enjoy.

14 km's east of Skibbereen on the N71 and 6 Km's north west of Rosscarbery.

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