Currabinny Wood

Located on a prominent hill on a peninsula overlooking Cork Harbour the wood covers an area of 35 hectares. The hillock slopes down to the sea on three sides.

The main path which surrounds the woods is wide, airy and very much buggy friendly. However networks of smaller paths are tiered around the hill with several crossing the woodland at its highest point. Although the terrain is steep in places the areas of runnable forest provide plenty of route choice. Thus attention to the contour detail and these runnable regions can help gain vital time over competitors.

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There is a large car park in the forest.

Forest Trivia

  • At the highest point on Currabinny Hill, Bronze Age man (circa 1500 B.C.) built a great grave cairn to one of their dead and the hill is known the ‘Giants Grave’.
  • Another interesting feature of the woods is the elegant octagonal gazebo tea house in the centre which a previous private landowner had built for tea with a view.
  • The name Currabinny may be derived from the legend that the name commemorates a giant, Binne, whose burial chamber surmounts the hill (‘Corra’) to this day.


Currabinny Wood