Dromkeen Wood was planted in 1740 by Thomas Adderley the landlord of Inishannon at the time. Adderley had planted this wood with contrasting trees so that his name was written across the hillside overlooking the village. He set up many industries in the village including a Bleach linen industy. To preserve his business interests from local marauding tribes Adderley had his own army whom he dressed in black uniforms trimmed with yellow and were known as the” Inishannon Blackbirds”. Each April sometimes going into May, this wood turns into a bluebell wonderland and people come from all over to admire its steep slopes and valleys clothed in blue.

On the south western outskirts of Inishannon, Co. Cork

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