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Tomies Wood

Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
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Tomies wood is one on the last natural oak forests in Ireland. It also has a large area of... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
County Cork, Ireland
Not open for public anymore!!

Tomies wood itself is beautiful, one of Europe's last natural jungles, part of the Killarney... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Lotta R
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Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Tomies wood is one on the last natural oak forests in Ireland. It also has a large area of commercial forestry. Due to restricted access it is only accessible by treking over the mountains from the meeting of the waters. The main feature besides the...More

2  Thank abnach47
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Tomies wood itself is beautiful, one of Europe's last natural jungles, part of the Killarney National Park and you feel as if you are in a Lord of the Rings movie... but unfortunately, sole access via land is through a privately owned farm whose owners...More

3  Thank Lotta R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

After reading reviews and hearing about the beauty of these woods. So a few days ago I tried to go but unfortunately the access to the trail passes through a landowner's property and they have closed the right of way. Very disappointing.

2  Thank Prentiss P
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My cabdriver recommended it and it sounded so worthwhile doing even in January. The vistas are amazingly beautiful and the ancient oak wood otherworldly. There's a trail walk for about ninety minutes too.

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a primordial experience, an ancient indigenous woodland setting in an amazing landscape, a good long walk with the added bonus of O Sullivan's falls to visit in the middle of it.

Thank Giardap
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A view that simply takes your breath away whether rain or shine. Walk, bike or hike at your own pace, great for family nature outings.

Thank epmullen7
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The walk is said to be beautiful. However, the first few hundred meters lead you through private property (just a stony road passing two houses). The (pretty much obstinate) owner won't let you pass this way and literally chases you. We talked to residents living...More

2  Thank Philipp M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

as stated by a couple of reviewers before me, the access to the path that leads to this walk is currently in dispute, when I was approaching the farmer came out hands raised to stop me from going any further, luckily I had met a...More

3  Thank ColmF007
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Tomies Wood is about five miles outside of Killarney and separates Lough Leine from Tomies, Shehey and Purple Mountains. Tomies is an ancient oak wooded area on the shores of Killarney's Lakes. There is a track that takes about an hour to 90 minutes to...More

Thank Matt O
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I have done this walk numerous times and it is absolutely beautiful particularly at this time of year. However, on this occasion we were confronted by the farmer and were told that we could not walk through his land which is a path only a...More

2  Thank Mary M
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