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Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Ravensdale Park, Mountpleasant, Co. Louth, Ireland

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About Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

The Ravensdale Forest nature trail is located in the wooded demesne of the former seat of the Barons Clermont, which straddles the border between County Armagh in Northern Ireland and County Louth in the Republic of Ireland.The site is mixed woodland rising steeply to the summit of Black Mountain with many kilometres of forest roads and tracks. There are three way marked trails in the forest, the Tain Trail, the Ring of Gullion and the short but interesting Ravensdale Loop.


Attractions Near Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Slieve Foy
Slieve Foy0.9km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Slieve Foy is the highest point in County Louth and has a summit elevation of 589m.It is an elongated mountain running northwest–southeast and includes the lesser summits known as The Foxes Rock, The Ravens Rock, The Eagles Rock, and Barnavave. It overlooks Carlingford Lough and the village of Carlingford, and is sometimes called Carlingford Mountain.

Clermont Carn
Clermont Carn1.63km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Clermont Carn is a 510m high peak in the Cooley Mountains in County Louth, Ireland, which is also home to a main 2RN transmission site. It is a chambered cairn and National Monument located in the Cooley Mountains, County Louth, Republic of Ireland.

St Brigid's Shrine
St Brigid's Shrine4.33km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

According to tradition, Saint Brigid was born at Fochard Muirtheimne, about 450 AD. The place was later known as Fochard Bríde. The site is of ancient origin and would seem to have begun during her lifetime. Brigid's cult grew to a status second only to that of Patrick, and to the Irish she was known as Mary of the Gael.

Proleek Dolmen
Proleek Dolmen4.71km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Proleek Dolmen is a dolmen and National Monument located in County Louth, Ireland.This is a fine example of a Portal Dolmen in the grounds of the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Dundalk County Louth. The capstone which weighs about 35 tons is supported by three standing stones. The dolmen dates to the Neolithic, around 3000 BC. It was used for interments in which the cremated remains were placed in the tomb, often accompanied by grave goods, including tools, beads and pottery.

County Museum Dundalk
County Museum Dundalk8.92km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

This museum is located in a beautifully restored late 18th century warehouse in the Carroll Centre at Roden Place in Jocelyn Street. The collections document the history of County Louth, from the Stone Age to the present, in three permanent exhibition galleries. Some of the objects on display are examples of Irish rock art, and objects relating to Oliver Cromwell. The museum is designated by the National Museum of Ireland to collect archaeological finds.

Cú Chulainn's Castle
Cú Chulainn's Castle9.06km from Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Dún Dealgan Motte is a motte and National Monument in Dundalk, Ireland. Some legends claim the site as the birthplace of Cú Chulainn, and it is here that he bases himself in the Táin Bó Cúailgne. The Annals of the Four Masters places a battle here in 500 AD. The house was rebuilt in 1850 by Thomas Vesey Dawson as a country retreat, but fell into disrepair and was bought by the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society to be used for a museum.

Where is Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area

Discover More Attractions in Louth, Where Ravensdale Forest Recreation Area Is Located

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County Louth is located in the north-east corner of the Republic of Ireland. Louth is Ireland's smallest county but contains a diverse landscape from the mountainous Cooley peninsula in the east to the gently rolling drumlin hills.

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