Foynes Woodland

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Foynes is a pocket of mixed woodland of just over 17 acres located on the banks of the majestic River Shannon.

The woodland once formed a mere fragment of the 6,500 acres of the Monteagle Estate, the main family seat at nearby Mount Trenchard.

Remnants of the estate days can still be observed within the property to this day in the form of the old carriage paths, stone walls and the Lady’s Gate at the eastern access point to the property.

Although relatively small, this is a unique site that offers the visitor a great opportunity to take some time out and soak up what nature has to offer.

Walking: There are some twisty paths to explore that offer fantastic views out over the estuary. Shoreline access is waymarked.

Picnic: The picnic area which is just beside the parking lay-by and includes a special adapted picnic table for wheelchairs.

Fishing: Check locally for advice on permits and licenses.

Scenic Drive: The N69 is a beautiful coast route taking in Loughill and Glin offering everything from medieval heritage to outdoor adventure.

Explore Nature: For the nature enthusiast, the range of tree species includes; beech, sycamore, birch, Douglas Fir and Scot's Pine. From Poultallin Point scan the waters for bottle-nosed dolphins.


Foynes amenity area is located just over 1km from the town on the N69.

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