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Dooney Rock Forest Park

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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Ranked #14 of 77 Attractions in Sligo
Type: Parks
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Co. Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sligo has beautiful forests and woodlands full of native trees and often by water. This one is my favourite. Small, easy and leisurely to walk around, always interesting at every turn. We had a wonderful picnic with friends at the top of the rock overlooking the view of Beezie's Island and more. Of course, W.B. Yeats recalls picnic with family,... More

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Smithville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Started out with a picnic lunch and then a local fellow gave us a tour while pointing out the history and the beauty of nature.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dooney rock is a magnificient, tranquil site with well marked trails, shade and great views. The hike is quite easy and you will leave convinced that fairies do indeed live there. This is a quiet, out of the way attraction that will bring you peace. Bring a lunch and have a picnic, it's perfect for quiet reflection, good company and... More

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Decatur, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Enjoyed hiking the trail to Dooney Rock. It was especially fun because we had a local naturalist leading the walk and pointed out lots of plants, flowers and animals indigenous to Ireland. What a great little afternoon hike!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you want a forest setting in which to sit and contemplate, Dooney Rock Forest Park is the place for you. Tall trees and dark quiet places, including a natural amphitheater, abound. A short, easy hike takes you up Dooney Rock to an overlook from which you can a good bit of Loch Gill and Cottage Island. Definitely worth doing.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

With so many speeches in beachscapes this was an interesting alternative to spend the morning walking through the forest foraging for interesting species

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a wonderful fact filled tour of the forest by Michael with his amazing daughter Molly who hopefully will become a professional ecologist. Her eyes didn't miss a thing in pointing out species of beetles under our feet to the identifying the bird songs she heard as she flew through the forest to check out before our little group proceeded.... More

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Long Valley, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A quick and scenic drive from Sligo town you'll find this park along the shores of Logh Gill. There's a small parking area from which leads a trail to the lake then up Dooney Rock for nice views of the lake higher up. We took in the views from the shoreline and wished we had our kayaks to traverse over... More

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Cork, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A short stroll through lovely woods, along the Lough shore and finally to the top of Dooney Rock. What is there not to enjoy about this place? The parking is free, there are informative signs on the vegetation / trees, a view of Lough Gill and Cottage Island from the top of the rock and all in all very pleasant.... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a really pretty walk to go along. You need to climb up to the steps to get to the top of the rock and you can see right over to Beezies island. Its worth the 10-15 minute climb. The walk around the woods is only about 30 min but there is another woods that is further up the... More

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