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Dooney Rock Forest Park

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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Tranquil setting. Historical. Nature Trail. Situated beside Lough Gill. We visited at different times for several days. Adult exercise equipment available and in use. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Anne Marie D
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Filey, United Kingdom
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Filey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tranquil setting. Historical. Nature Trail. Situated beside Lough Gill. We visited at different times for several days. Adult exercise equipment available and in use. We observed children playing in groups, fishermen, dogs, and people walking and cycling. Boat to the Isle of Innisfree leaves from here. An experience not to be missed.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A nice place for pleasant walk. Through the woods to lake shore. Nice views of the hills. Perfect for a picnic and a chill out day.

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County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The forest part is a beautiful enchanting place surrounding its entrants in a canopy of leaves. The climb to the top of the rock is slightly steep but well worth it.

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Thank RFLighthouse
Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful walk just outside of Sligo. An enjoyable hike. Not strenuous at all just watch your footing on the roots and rocks. Overlooking the lake and mountains in the background, very enjoyable.

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Thank Mike M
County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Dooney Rock is a lovely starting location for paddling out onto Lough Gill. A sheltered cove allows easy launching. The rock itself is perfect for walking and exploring nature. It's so accessible I've enjoyed several visits with friends and family. In spring it's a perfect place to gather wild garlic, or better still, paddle to Beezie's island for pure and... More 

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Thank catherine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a great place to come for a walk or walk the dog and you can get round it in about 20 mins if you want a short walk or you can go explore further, ether way its very nice here. about 5-10 mins from Sligo town.

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Thank David R
Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Fantastic for short forest walks. The whole round takes about 40 minutes. Stunning view of Lough Gill. Only a small car park on site, but the place is never really crowded.

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Thank MickeyJames
Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Super nice and peaceful park. Not too many people go there, which makes it even more peaceful. Nice place to go and hang out if you want some quiet alone time.

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Thank liiseke
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I arrived to an empty car park and had a pleasant walk along the lake. The views over Lough Gill from Dooney Rock are great on a nice day. I spent about 40 mins in total here and would visit again when in the area.

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

It says that the walks around it should take 1 hr but honestly it won't take that long at all. It is however lovely and the views over Lough Gill are fab.

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