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Not open for public anymore!!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Lotta R
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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 are in a dispute with the County Council and therefore the access has been closed... More 

2 Thank Lotta R
Durham, New Hampshire
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70 reviews
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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.

Thank Prentiss P
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,119 reviews
526 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 866 helpful votes
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.

Thank DoloresJacoby
Waterford, Ireland
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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 pretty close to the walk and not even they are allowed to walk this masterpiece... More 

1 Thank Philipp M
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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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 local beforehand who gave me prior warning and his name, he told me to say... More 

2 Thank ColmF007
Killarney, Ireland
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87 reviews
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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 complete. Don't miss O'Sullivan's Cascade just off the lower path. For the more adventurous, you... More 

Thank Matt O
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 few hundred yards long at the beginning of the walk. We were disappointed that this... More 

1 Thank Mary M
Cork, Ireland
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

A large and mixed group visited and did a fantastic walk. We had several kids with us, but it was a very doable walk, and the views were incredible. It was the summer of 2014 that we did this, and I believe it has been closed off to the public since. Really disappointed about that, but can understand the reason... More 

Thank Set4Road

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