Lickeen is situated on the Iveragh Peninsula in the very picturesque Glencar Valley. Blackstones Bridge, a local landmark is just a short stroll up the road. The area falls within the SAC or Special Area of Conservation of the Caragh River Catchment. It is one of the most important salmonid rivers in the South West of Ireland and is a very popular salmon and trout fishing destination. The woodland itself was once part of the Lansdowne Estate and is classified as old woodland. Caragh Lake is in the vicinity as are the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, of which there are many opportunities to get great views of from the picnic area.

It is approximately 18 km from Killorglin and 13km from Glenbeigh in Co. Kerry.

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