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Glenfarne Wood

Glenfarne Wood

All of Coillte’s forests in Leitrim and across the country are open to the public for walking. Coillte has an open forest policy and welcomes all walkers to visit according to the leave no trace principles, writes Martin Branagan.

Glenfarne Wood lies on the shore of Lough Macnean which forms the natural boundary between the counties of Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh.

The wood forms part of what was once the Tottenham Estate, that existed from 1780 to 1919.

The “big house” known as Glenfarne Hall was built in the 1800s. The estate was later acquired as a hunting retreat for Sir Edward Harland, founder of the Harland and Wolfe shipyard in Belfast.

A feature of the trails is the presence of a number of sculptures which form a section of the Lough Macnean sculpture trail. The sculpture trail comprises eleven pieces which are to be found around upper and lower Lough Macnean.

There are also a number of other features along or adjacent to the trails, notably, the Ladies Rest, Myles Big Stone and the badgers well.

Martin Branagan is a co-founder of LeitrimExperience.ie and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.

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