journey through & above the forest
Journey beyond the trees at Avondale Forest Park, a special place where visionary and inspirational people have sown the seeds of Ireland’s future and where unique and memorable experiences are created.
Uncover the story of Avondale House, where Irish forestry began and where one of Ireland’s greatest statemen, Charles Stewart Parnell, was born. Enjoy forest park trails or take a leisurely stroll through the walled gardens. Explore the Coillte Pavilion and learn about the essential role forests play in all our futures, or just take some time out in the Seed Café. There’s something for everyone at Avondale, and we can’t wait to see you.
treetop walk & viewing tower
The first of its kind in Ireland, the fully accessible Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower takes everyone to the very heart of the forest at Avondale, and beyond. Weave your way along the walkway exploring our trees, from top to bottom.
Rise up through our magnificent viewing tower to emerge high above the forest floor and enjoy panoramic views of Wicklow, before you whizz your way back to earth on the gigantic spiral slide, or take a more leisurely journey, down the gently sloping boardwalk.
lungs of our planet
benefits of forests
As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming.
Our forests are managed sustainably and provide valuable habitats for wildlife and biodiversity.
Coillte welcomes everyone to visit one of our 6,000 forests and enjoy the many activities on offer.
Our forests provide valuable wood products that help us to build our future homes sustainably.
Beyond the Trees Avondale Recognised as a World Leader
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Beyond the Trees Avondale wins Tourism & Hospitality Project of the Year
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