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Address: Ballygawley, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61202

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I stood by the edge of the Lough and recited the poem that I was taught in school many years ago. I felt at peace there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2012
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic opportunity to explore another part of sligo. Slightly off the beaten track as it's not the easiest to find, but you can gain access from collooney near the gulf petrol station. This forest is also used by a mountain bike club so watch out if your going along the bike tracks. There's many routes to explore, especially the route... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With all the walks available in Ireland (Strandhill, Rosses Point and others) the Union Wood was a litttle dissapointing. was a nice walk , stroll in woods, but nothing special. the trails are not well signed and you can end up walking around the woods versus the lovely quaint path. i recommend the coast area for walks as one is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I always come here when walking the dog and I absouletely love the scenery of the mountains along with the bit of the lake. The problems I have with the walking trail that its not smooth and too rocky. Also you hardly see the lake and couldn't walk around it as its all blocked off by dead trees. I wish... More 

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Cahir, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having lived in this area many years ago I was so pleased to take a walk in Union Wood and relive childhood memories. A peaceful place still. Well worth a walk to relax and Relate

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Well worth a visit! Great for running energy out of lively kids or for giving the dogs a good run! Lots of tracks to follow. Can take in a side hike up to Union Rock which gives great views over Sligo Bay, Knocknarea, Collooney and surrounding area. If you go around dusk you stand a really good chance of seeing... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

great forest walks, mountains, forest and lake you can view union rock great view of sligo,great lake and view the swans on the lake, short distance from ballisodare, collooney and sligo town, lovely pub called Callaghans pub very welcoming and friendly people short distance from lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I stood by the edge of the Lough and recited the poem that I was taught in school many years ago. I felt at peace there.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Old oak woodland as well as commercial forestry, within easy reach of Sligo. Plenty of trails for long or short walks, or for mountain biking. Badly signposted, but it doesn't matter; you can't really get too lost!

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Address: Ballygawley, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61202
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo

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