5. DUN AN RÍ FOREST PARK

Distance 0.6km – 2.3km (four trails – 5.5km in total)

DUN AN RÍ FOREST PARK

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Dun an Rí Forest Park is located 1.5km north of Kingscourt on the R179 Carrickmacross Road and forms part of what was once the Cabra estate. Legend has it that Cú Chulainn, the Gaelic warrior, rested here while fighting the armies of Queen Maeve of Connaught.

There is a great biodiversity here including otters, pipistrelle and long-eared bats, fox, stoat and badger. Birdlife is varied and the flora is spectacular. Visit www.coillteoutdoors.ie for further details.

*Car park costs €5 per day and is card only.

Terrain Forest tracks, good footpaths and some steps

Grade Easy to Moderate

Time Up to 1 Hour

Trails:

Access for all trail 0.6 km

Nature Trail 1 Km
Located along the southern bank of the Cabra River.
Village Walk 1.5 Km
Skirts around the edge of Lady’s Lake, past Cabra Cottage
and the old Barracks.
River Walk 2.3 Km
Runs along the Cabra River, then returning via the Lady’s
Lake with views of castle ruins and the icehouse.

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Points of interest: Lady’s Lake; Icehouse; Sculpture Trail; Cabra Cottage; Rabbit Bridge; Fleming’s Castle Ruins.

Nearby walks: Lough an Leagh Kingscourt 10 ; Castle Lake, Bailieborough 03 .

DUN AN RÍ FOREST PARK Map
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