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.
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.
This really is a great walk...stunning colors in autumn. The best surprise is the cairn at the summit with amazing views.
Mullaghmeen Forest is well worth a visit as large deciduous forests are scarce in Ireland. It is well maintained with good paths and signage. All dogs that we saw were under control on leads.

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