Mullaghmeen Forest
Mullaghmeen Forest
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Niall S
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
The most dullest looking and overrated forest in Ireland for a day out where you can easily get lost and sites aren't much to look at if their were animals it would or a waterfall it would be
Written 18 August 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Mullaghneen Forest is a real gem just outside Oldcastle but over the border into County Westneath and a short drive from Loughcrew Cairns.
It's a gorgeous Forest of mostly dediouos trees with verdant leaf cover and abundant plant litter on the forest floor but there also some larch.
There are 4 coloured walks that all leave from the trailhead by the carpark. They range from easy ones for all the family to the blue or white trails which are more challenging.
I did the blue one, a 4.4km trail up to the Cairn at the top of Mullaghmeeen. It is not too difficult but make sure you have runners/trainers or good hiking boots as it's steep in places and a mixture of gravelled and dirt surfaces.
The Cairn is pretty small but there are great views of the surrounding countryside on the way up.
What struck me most was the peace with birds twittering in the trees and the breeze rustling the leaves. And is so strikingly green and verdant - at least on my visit, a beautiful early Sumner day at the end of May.
The car park is not huge but there are more spaces to the side of the entrace drive and there is a small mobile cabin selling drinks, ice cream and treats.
All 4 trails are really clearly marked and as I mentioned vary in length and difficulty.
I absolutely loved it here, a really beautiful place.
Written 30 May 2021
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland4,039 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Luckily there was a break in the weather and we finally got a good day for a change. I wanted to start the County Top Challenge and I read that Westmeath's highest peak was in Mullaghmeen, through the Forest. It is 258 metres so its actually the lowest county top in Ireland. A good one to start with I think!

The morning was lovely, and the walk through the forest was very relaxing. I brought the son and he loved it, a nice and gentle walk through the forest, with the sun shining through the trees, and the pathway very easy to navigate. We started out on the red route, which is the easiest and shortest of the three routes. It takes you through the forest in a loop back to the car park. The white loop is the longest, and goes right around the forest, and by all accounts is a long walk. The blue walk is the route you need if you want to do the county top, as it leads straight to the summit. I took this one after I was told by some locals that this is the one to take if you need to see the peak. I had started out on the red route so it was lucky I had met some people who put me right.

I went up the peak myself, up a small gravel path that leads right to the top. Up there I got to see the surrounding hills and lakes (Lough Lene) of North Westmeath. On a lovely day with a clear blue sky it was a lovely scene in the fresh air, reinvigorating.

I joined the gang back at the red route, they took a break waiting for me near the famine grave garden.

Overall we spent about an hour and a bit and it was a very enjoyable time walking through the forest. And I got my first county top achieved. One down, 25 more to do! (some counties share peaks!)
Written 5 February 2021
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Nathan
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This is a great place to visit if you want an adventure but the signposting is dreadful. We got lost multiple times as directions were not clearly outlined. If you are new to visit this place you are more than likely going to get lost. I would recommend going during early in the day as my partner and I almost didn’t get out as it was starting to get dark early. I will be back however but the signposting needs to be much better and there needs to be clearer signposting for where the car park is located.
Written 28 November 2020
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Tom Mac Lochlainn
Castlepollard, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Good long stretches to walk on varying gradients. Several loops of different demands. Something for everyone.
Written 19 November 2020
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Kathy I
Corfu Town, Greece8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Solo
So beautiful to experience the calm and peace of the woods. All beech trees with birds singing all round you. Wonderful selection of walks, long medium and the ecology walk which is just 1.5km. Parking is closed now. Good steep places if you like a challenge.
Written 4 April 2020
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Seamus Murphy
Letterkenny, Ireland735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you go down to the woods today you won't get lost. This wood is not very big but the paths cross cross in figure of rights and are well signposted. So in theory you should not get lost.
There is a nice mix of trees, some native and others not. There is enough light to guide between the various levels so you can navigate the wood. Apart from some machine sheds for the forestry people there are no other buildings.
You are never too far from the road either although one of the roads can be busy so take care if you wander out onto it. There are some hills which are gentle enough. The whole lot can be walked comfortably in an hour or less. Well worth a visit.
Written 3 September 2019
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Niamh Q
Dublin, Ireland65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The forest was much bigger than we expected, and so beautiful! Definitely only go from the main carpark as it's impossible to miss the different trails and trailmarkers from here.
We did the white trail which was the longest trail. Not for the fainthearted, it took us 2.5 hours to do it. We didn't pass too many people on this trail so really felt like we had the forest to ourselves. The path was well marked and if you're paying attention it's hard to lose your way.
We were also lucky enough to see a Red Squirrel and plenty of Jays!
Written 11 June 2019
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matt staunton
Ireland215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Fine forest do the white route have a picnic at the end for a great workout and day out great views of Westmeath Cavan as Meath.
Written 11 May 2019
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GBGIreland
County Meath, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Lovely forest walks, some are quite hilly, I have been here many, many times, each time I go the forest changes, it is breathtakingly beautiful. The cairn (highest point in Westmeath) can be accessed from the red trail. Park in the main car park as this is where all of the trails start from. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!!
Written 22 March 2019
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