Slieve Bloom Mountains

One of the oldest mountain ranges in Europe, the Slieve Bloom Mountains is also the most unspoilt and uncongested mountain ranges in the country, just about 15 km from Kilcormac. Visit The Environment Park in order to explore an area of undiscovered environmental beauty with a fabulous array of flora and fauna, remarkable deep glens, rock outcrops and waterfalls. In addition to the extraordinary display of landscapes, plant life and the unmatched views, there is also an impressive variation of wildlife to be observed in this area. As many as 65 different bird species have been spotted here!

Explore on foot, horse-ride or mountain bike, even a scenic drive through the Slieve Blooms makes for a great day. And once the day is done, you can make your way to one of the cosy pubs or cafes in Kinnitty, Ballyboy, Clonaslee or indeed Kilcormac.

There is a network of purpose-built singletrack mountain bike trails and forest roads that are designed for use by mountain bikes on way-marked circular routes. The routes are graded blue (moderate) and red (difficult/severe). You can rent mountain bikes in Kinnitty and get off-road.