Glenstal Wood is located at the western end of the Slieve Felim Mountains. The main species in the woodlands are Norway and Sitka Spruce, with pockets of mixed woodland dispersed throughout. The forested areas gradually give way to open ground on the higher elevations. There are many expansive views of the beautiful surrounding countryside on clear days, including landmark buildings in Limerick City such as Thomond Park.
The Wood is notable for its vibrant display of rhododendron in late Spring/early Summer. Many little streams rise in this area and feed into the Dooglasha River, a tributary of the Mulkear.
Things to do
Walk: The Glenstal Woodland Loop (15km, 4 hours, moderate) offers the walker fine views of counties Limerick South Tipperary along with Keeper Hill mountain to the north. The Slieve Felim Way, a long distance waymarked trail also passes through, this is 33km in full length.
Explore nature: This is hen harrier territory so keep your eyes on the sky!
Don’t miss our hidden gem
There are expansive views of north Co. Limerick and South Tipperary from this wood.