Killaclohane or Coill an Clocháin in Irish can be translated to mean ‘Church of the strong ford’. The religious theme plays through today with the mass rock in the middle of these woods being one of the main features of the site. Mass would have been celebrated here during Penal times & indeed is celebrated here each year during October. The wood is compact with very gentle gradients that make for very pleasant walks. On a clear day you can admire the views of the Slieve Mish mountains to the North West. Enjoy.
Things to do
Walk: The Mass Rock Loop (2km, 50mins, easy) circuits the property passing close to a number of archaeological features along the way, including; a megalithic tomb, inscribed stone and the remains of an old church.
Explore nature: Killaclohane is an old woodland site having supported woodland since the 1800’s. There are a number of majestic old specimen trees within the property. It also has a rich and diverse ground flora. Efforts are underway to restore wood to a native woodland.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
An annual mass is celebrated at the mass rock in the month of October if you are in the area.