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Find The Less Traveled Path At Marlogue Woods

There’s more to the Great Island than maritime escapades (although why would you want more?!). Situated towards the east of the island is the magnificent Marlogue Woods, a stunning forest that features a walkway right down to the strand.

Marlogue is a hidden gem with an old-world feel with a lot to offer, including a variety of mature trees, walking trails, picnic benches, and surrounding fields filled with cattle, sheep and horses.
The area was once home to old oak stands that were felled during World War I.
The wood is referred to as Walterstown Wood on old Ordnance Survey maps, a fact that can be traced back to the time when the area was part of the Smith-Barry estate. Members of this family were also associated with Barryscourt Castle in Carrigtwohill and Fota House. Indeed, in the 1820s, John Smith-Barry expanded Fota House and made it his primary residence.
This wood is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you’re enjoying some sailing at the nearby Cork Sail. If you make it to the stony beach you’ll be rewarded with serene views and a calm tide that is impossible not to skim stones along.

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