Surprises of Killykeen Forest
Getting there was a small challenge. I took a few wrong turnings Its not good to rely on sat naving and google maps when the satellites cannot find you. I'll have to get back into my old habit of carrying my paper OS Maps with me again. I used to take them everywhere as I have at least 85 of them that cover the country stored at home.
As there had been no dialogue with anyone I believed this would be an adventure I would do alone, but a couple of minutes after I arrived 7 people turned up from Cavan town.
With the vastness of the forests I did not know where to go first but a megalithic site was featured on the map so I thought that was a target to head for. Fortunately the people who arrived to walk to had the same idea, and they know the place.
Saddened to hear and see that this forest, very close to Cavan town, is apparently barely used and so the tea room and snack shop facilities could not afford to stay open.