Construction Begins on Avondale Forest Park and House Re-development

Coillte, in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, have announced the commencement of the €8 million construction project to re-develop Avondale Forest Park and House into a state-of-the-art visitor destination in the coming weeks of May.

The forest park is to  remain open throughout the construction. However, certain pathways and walkways will be restricted to the public as construction works get underway.

Construction works will  continue throughout the year with an opening date of the newly re-developed Avondale House and Forest Park expected in the spring of 2022.

Coillte asks the public to abide by all signage in place in the forest park.

For more information and for any queries about the project, please email

Avondale Forest Park is the birthplace of Irish Forestry. Samuel Hayes built Avondale House in the 1770’s and he collected and planted a range of tree species from all over the world. The House moved into the ownership of the Parnell family in the 1800’s and was the birth-place of the great Irish statesman, Charles Stewart Parnell.

Coillte are custodians of 7% of Ireland’s land with forests and land extending to over 440,000 hectares. Over the last 30 years, Coillte have cared for and developed its estate and businesses while being firmly focused on maximising the financial and social potential of these natural resources in a sustainable way.

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