Once part of the Curraghmore Estate, Kilclooney is located on the lower slopes of the Comeragh mountains. Coumshingaun Lake, Crotty’s Lake and Crotty’s Rock are popular local features to be found nearby.
Kilclooney is mainly a coniferous woodland of Sitka spruce, native Scots pine, Norway spruce, European larch and Western hemlock with small pockets of broadleaves dispersed throughout. Foxes, badgers and fallow deer are regularly spotted, although elusive. The agile red squirrel may be seen from time to time foraging or darting up the trunks of trees and running along the branches in the canopy above. One of Ireland’s favourite mammals.
Things to do
Scenic drive: The Magic Road is close by near Mahon Falls. Should you park at the bottom of a small hill on the Magic Road and release the brake, it gives the illusion of rolling back uphill.
Explore nature: A variety of birdlife including Peregrine falcon and the Hen Harrier that may be spotted flying overhead
Don’t miss our hidden gem
The imposing Comeragh mountains are the stars of Kilclooney.