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Dooney Rock Forest Park

Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #15 of 77 attractions in Sligo
Type: Parks
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Swinford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

As in the case of Hazelwood there are some beautiful short forest walks particularly along the lake shore of Loch Gill where you can see the magical Isle of Inisfree. There are also some fine stands of coniferous trees along with beech trees and I understand that this is one of the few locations in the country where the strawberry... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

It had lovely monuments as u enter the park. Also nice footpaths but they are so many trees that should be gone to let the sun. Its great for a scroll though especially for couples with kids!

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Charlotte Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What led us up and down and up again to Dooney's Rock was a man, one who spoke of W.B. Yeats and urged a read of his poem, Fiddler of Dooney. We drank in the trees, their roots making mossy curves and hollows where fairies might gather if we knew how to look. We were drawn, walking carefully along the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Visited with a tour group of 6 people. A very nice relaxing area to take a break and maybe have a picnic lunch. Similar to many other areas in this region.

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Sligo, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Dooney Rock is a great spot, There are signs up banning the use of mountain bikes, Its a shame really as Sligo has great facilities for biking but they just don't use them, or allow them

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