Mullaghmeen Forest

Mullaghmeen Forest

Mullaghmeen Forest is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. Along with beech, it also has Sitka spruce, Scots pine and Noble fir and a very interesting native tree collection.

The summit of Mullaghmeen provides magnificent views north across Lough Sheelin and into the neighbouring county of Cavan. 

Come in spring for the best displays of woodland flowers notably bluebells. The area is populated with grey squirrels, jays, badgers, foxes, pheasant, rabbit & hares as well as a large selection of song birds.

Mullaghmeen offers three marked loop walks of varying difficulty - perfect for leisurely strolls and fitness fanatics.

Information For Visitors

Opening Times, Fees & Admission Policies

Mullaghmeen Forest is open all year round and admission is free.  

Visitor Recommendations

Find out what other visitors had to say about Mullaghmeen.

Best place to unwind, beautiful atmosphere, well marked paths. Back to nature at its best. Variety of trees and plants.
Perfect for walking, a paradise for runners. There are three marked loops, Yellow, Red, and White - all beginning and ending in the car park. Yellow is the shortest @ 1.5km (quite hilly though), then red, and white is the longest@ 8km with a few relatively tough times. Unless you know the forest well, stay on the marked routes.
We brought our two small kids so used one of the shorter paths but it is very enjoyable with good pathways and you are surrounded by beautiful trees and wildlife. There are also benches places around for when little legs get tired.
Lovely forest walks, some are quite hilly, I have been here many, many times, each time I go the forest changes, it is breathtakingly beautiful. The cairn (highest point in Westmeath) can be accessed from the red trail.

Car Park Coordinates

Whitaker Lodge B&B

Moortown, Fore
Whitaker Lodge B&B in Fore offers five comfortable en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 people.


Lough Bishop House B&B

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A Georgian country farmhouse providing luxurious accommodation in peaceful surroundings with fine, home cooked food.


Mornington House

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Lake Lodge

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Lake Lodge provides Bord Failte approved accomodation in a picturesque location on the banks of Lough Owel


Charlotte's Cottage

Crowenstown, Delvin
A prefect retreat for couples, solo adventurers and tourists wishing to explore the many sacred sites and lakes of the Midlands region.


Hotel Castlepollard

The Square, Castlepollard
The 17 understated guestrooms are individually decorated with traditional furnishings. All rooms have en suite bathrooms.


Hounslow House

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Hounslow House B&B is a spacious, 200 year old farmhouse set on wooded heights overlooking Fore and its historic Abbey. Open April - September.


Lough Bawn House

Lough Bane, Collinstown
A classical Georgian house offering four beautifully appointed rooms with garden or lake views and fabulous home cooked food.