You are welcome to visit Balrath/Knockcomra Woods in all Seasons
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.
Enjoy the Bird Song, the Sound of Trees, and beauties of nature. Our aim is to inspire awareness of our natural heritage, and to promote understanding of how important it is to treasure it.
PLEASE OBSERVE THE WOODLAND CODE:
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS – TAKE ONLY MEMORIES
Gates are locked at 8 p.m. in Summer (GMT)
And at 5 p.m. in Winter.
BRIEF HISTORY OF BALRATH WOODS
BALRATH WOODS was once part of the larger Somerville Estate, and was a fine example of mixed broadleaf woodland. These woods are situated in the townlands of Burtonstown, (known locally for many generations as Knockcomra), Danestown (in the past called Stoney Hill) and Flemingstown.
KNOCKCOMRA Woods in Burtonstown currently can be described as mixed conifer/broadleaf woodland. Some of the original trees still remain, but most of this 50 acre (20 hectare) wood was replanted in 1969, with a number of species including oak, beech, ash and spruce. In addition there are horse chestnut, hazel, grand fir, alder, birch, willow and Spanish chestnut. There are two main roads or rides, intersecting in the middle of the woodland. Knockcomra has been leased by Coillte to The Tree Council and Meath County Council and can be used as an Open Classroom.