Trooperstown is situated just outside the village of Laragh. The townland is so named because it is said that British troops camped there during the 1798 rebellion. It is a pleasant picnic spot on the banks of the Avonmore River beside a new bridge which replaced the one carried off by “Hurricane Charlie” in 1986. The area between the carpark is a Native Woodland Scheme site and will be replanted with primarily Oak but also Alder and Birch in pockets.

From Laragh, take R755 towards Annamoe. After approx 1.5km take right at Duchas Regional HQ. Continue down past HQ on to forest road towards carpark.

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Things to do

Visitors Facilities on site

Boating /Canoeing


Picnic site

Walking trails

Car parking: 20 cars

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