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Glenteenasig Woods

Glenteenasig Woods Craving that rarest of commodities in West Kerry – trees, we went off for a walk yesterday in Glenteenesig Woods.

Lake at GlenteenasigLocated on the Tralee side of Castlegregory, and maintained by Coilte, there is a sign for it on the main road at Aughacasla. Turn, and after a 4km drive, you will reach the entrance.

There are three parking lots – one at the entrance, one at the first lake, and one at the second lake. I definitely suggest you park at one of the latter two, for the road up is a bit boring to walk.

Then it’s magic. What an amazing place for a stroll in Winter – misty and magical with trees, mountains, waterfalls, wildlife and three beautiful lakes.

You really feel as if you’re in another country, and all of this just within a whisper of the sea!

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5 Responses to “Glenteenasig Woods”

  1. November 16th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Laura says:

    That’s uncanny, I was just thinking the other day that if I had to choose between living in proximity to trees or to the sea I would have to choose the trees. Now I guess I’ll be able to happily retire in Dingle sometime this century! I may be willing to do some part-time ice cream chores…

  2. November 17th, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Cian says:

    On an interesting note did you know that Glenteenasig means the Glen of the Home of the Waterfalls. In the middle of winter you can see 5 amazing waterfalls around the top lake. Stunning!

  3. November 17th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Kieran says:

    We’re always looking for good staff! Cian – thanks! The waterfalls are dramatic all right.

  4. November 18th, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Rose says:

    how did I miss this when visiting Ireland? This looks like a place for fairies…or leprechauns. Lovely, great pictures.

  5. November 21st, 2007 at 2:03 am

    Helen says:

    While you are giving travel advice: any advice for a Yankee who’s planning a visit to Dingle for the Wren Festival (other than being sure to sample your honeycomb ice cream if you are still open that week?)

    I’ve always wanted to be there for it: this year it looks like I will.

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