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Castlemorris Wood Walk, Ireland

A beautiful walk through the woods of the old Castlemorris Estate. 3 looped walks available - 7km,6km + 3km.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.7 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Follow the pathway of the forest, which leads you to two colour-coded looped walks (a red and a green) offering an excellent display... more »

Tips:  Flora:
With the changing of the season so too the variety of flora change –see which of the following you can spot.
Bramble, fern,... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Illustration of Castlemorris Red Loop

As part of a newspaper series we had the attached illustration drawn of the Castlemorris loop.

2. Castlemorris Lodge

The trail starts/finishes at the Grand Gates entrance to Castlemorris Wood, Aghaviller, Newmarket, Co.Kilkenny. Entering through the Grand gates of Castlemorris, you will pass the Gate Lodge on the right hand side. Climb over the stile on the left hand side and walk straight along path following the red arrows.

3. Castlemorris House

Castlemorris Estate (also known as Castle Morres). Harvey Morres received a grant of land here in the late 17th century. Francis Morres, the first Viscount Mountmorris and Harvey’s eldest son commissioned Castle Morres and as one of the largest stately homes in the country, and it was built in approx 1751. Francis Blunden, who also designed such... More

4. The Castlemorris Driveway

Walkers travel along the original Castlemorris driveway on the first section of the walk. The original paving stones can be seen on the sides of the road.

5. Aghaviller Church and Round Tower

As the trail leaves the road to re-enter the forest, if you keep on this road and walk for 200 metres you will see the Aghaviller Church and Round Tower. The site contains the family vault of the Morres and De Montmorency family who owned Castlemorris House.