Abbeyleix Estate Woods

Co. Laois 18th May 2024
led by
Fiona MacGowan, Mark McCorry

This trip will explore Abbeyleix Estate Oak wood. These woods have been described as the finest and largest remnant of lowland old Oak woods left in Ireland and the display of bluebells will be spectacular! We will get the opportunity to visit the oldest Oak tree in Ireland, reputedly 700 years old, and see many other veteran Oaks. We will also investigate some patches of Hazel woodland and wetter woodland areas where the River Nore flows through the estate.

This is a private estate but we have been granted permission to arrange a visit. There will be some additional details needed to gain entry to the estate, so booking is essential. Dress for the weather. Bring a packed lunch.