Oldcourt – Garryduff
Oldcourt or sometimes referred to locally as Garryduff, is a mixed woodland of approximately 26 hectares, located close to the southern suburbs of Cork city, namely Rochestown and Douglas. It has historical links back to eminent families from Cork such as the Ronaynes, Goolds and O’ Sheas. Notable features include walls and some old ruins associated with the adjoining estate and a number of small streams that flow through the woodland on their way out to Cork Harbour.
There are significant sections of old broadleaved woodland to be found throughout the property along with stands of conifer trees at the southern end. There are some wonderful mature specimen Horse Chestnuts and Sycamore along the verges of the forest tracks that traverse the woods.
A surprising find so close to the city. Enjoy!
Things to do
Walk: There is a forest road and track network within the woods that provide ample opportunity to explore.
Explore nature: Immerse in the rich diversity of plant, animal and bird life. Long heather and Moor grasses are abundant on the slopes, while rock faces are covered with mosses, lichens and primitive plants including the rare Fox’s Cabbage.
Don’t miss our hidden gem
A surprising and much valued oasis on the edge of Cork city.