Dromore Wood

Dromore Wood

Contact Details

Address: Ruan, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Telephone No: (Within Season) -  085 8085199

(Outside Season contact Coole Park) - 091 631804 

Opening Hours


Dromore Wood - Open Daily  
Barrier closes:  Summer 19.30  Winter 18.00

Visitor Centre:  May: Wed - Sun  10.00 - 17.00

June - August: Daily  10:00 - 17:00

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees



Two nature trails, Picnic Tables, Car/Coach Park, Toilets, Partial wheelchair access.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None

An area of approximately 400 hectares (1000 acres), Dromore was established as a nature reserve because of the diversity and richness of its flora and fauna. This richness comes from the fact that it has many different habitat types. These include a river, lakes, turloughs, callows (flooded meadows), limestone pavement, fen peat, reed beds and species-rich woodland. The reserve has historical and archaeological aspects. The 17th century O'Brien Castle is still standing by the lake edge. This is also the sites of Cahermacrea Castle, Kilakee Church, two ring forts and a lime kiln. Partial access for visitors with disabilities. 

Location: 8km north of Ennis off the Ennis-Galway road (N18)

Guided Tours:
Maximum number: 30
By arrangement from centre during Summer.
Self guiding booklet available for Visitor Centre during Opening hours

Leaflet / Guide Booklet: English only

Photography/Video allowed: