Massy’s Estate is one of the most popular amenities around Dublin because of its visual and recreational value. It offers great views of flora, wildlife, tree species and heritage features belonging to the estate. The major forest road goes around the wood and it is called the Nature Trail.
A magnificent mansion once stood on this site and the remains of garden walls are still visible today. In the late 1930s, the Director of Forestry in Ireland, a German forester, Otto Reinard, laid out this area as an urban forest. A variety of European, American and Asian tree species was planted creating a perfect environment for many plants and animals.

Use the Hell Fire Club car park, situated on the R115 road to Kilakee, about 6.5km south of Rathfarnham.

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Things to do

Don’t miss our hidden gem

Visitors Facilities on site



Picnic site

Walking trails

Car Parking is serviced by the Hell Fire Club car park across the road.

Car park opens at 7am (April to September) and 8am (October to March)

Car park closes at 9pm (April to September) and 5pm (October to March)

trail map