Glanageenty wood covers either side of a steep glen that carries a river of the same name. In recent years through the efforts of the local community, a network of waymarked trails have been developed for the enjoyment of all. The mixture of tree species from broadleaf to conifer and age class makes for pleasant walking. There are seats and picnic tables dotted around the forest at opportune points to allow you to catch your breath and to take in the views.
Historically, these woods would have been used for refuge both during the Desmond Rebellion and the Irish Civil War
Things to do
Walk: There are three looped walking trails in Glanageenty. Given that the wood lies at either side of a steep glen, sections of the walks can have challenging gradients, suitable footwear is advisable. The Glanageenty Loop (4km, 1 hour 20 mins, strenuous), Lenihan’s Loop (5km, 2 hours, strenuous) and the Bernard Brothers Loop (9km, 3 hours, strenuous) will guide you around the woods, each having its own character and highlights.
Explore nature: The riparian zone around the Glanageenty river is particularly pretty, it forms an important wildlife corridor linking to nearby bogs Knockatarriv and Doolaig.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
Glanageenty is beautiful any time of the year, but particularly when the temperatures increase during the summer and the area beside the river offers cool reprieve.