Courtown Woods

Courtown Woods

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Courtown Woods

Bounded by the Owenavorragh River on the north side and the canal on the seaward side to the east, Courtown Woodland dates back to pre-Famine times. At 25 hectares, it was once home to oak and ash trees. Acquired by the State in the late 1950s, it was planted with commercial timber. The mixed conifers – broadleaf plantings – were largely of spruce with some ash although small strands of oak remain together with avenues of chestnut and lime trees. The canal was constructed under a Famine relief scheme in 1847. Trees include Californian redwood, swamp cypress, Japanese cedar, cedar of Lebanon and a number of pine, yew and true cypresses. You will also notice common oak, ash and sycamore.

Parking: Courtown beach.

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Courtown Woods,

Courtown,

Co. Wexford

Location ID

SW0084

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