Rath Wood offers gentle walks for all ages from a short leisurely wheelchair accessible path to the longer looped Molloy walk. Rath Wood offers a sanctuary for many mammals, birds and insect species within its 185 acre boundaries. The forest contains a great variety of tree species including beech, oak, sitka spruce, norway spruce, birch, douglas fir and alder.
The historical feature of Rathgall Hillfort which dates back to 800 B.C. is located nearby.
FACILITIES: Coillte forest walks – wheelchair / child buggy friendly walk to the pond with seating at regular intervals. Woodland map guide, toilets and restaurant available at Rathwood. Information and bridge entrance to woods via car park.
HOW TO FIND US: 5km from Tullow town or 9km from Shillelagh, on the R725 off the R448, N11 or N81 or exit 4 off the M9 from Dublin and take the R418 from Castledermot into Tullow town. At the top of the town, take the R725 Tullow to Shillelagh Road.
GPS: 52.796597, -6.660739
CAR PARK OPEN: Rathwood is open 7 days 9.30am to 6pm weekdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays. FREE admission to Rath Wood Forest Walks. Admission fee applies to the Maze of Ireland.