Hazelwood & Lough Gill

 

Only 3km from Sligo town at half Moon Bay on the shores of Lough Gill is the Hazelwood Demense. Well known locally for its forest trails, you will find a unique series of outdoor sculptures from Irish and International artists, a quiet picnic area and beautiful lakeside views. The demense is located on an area between Lough Gill and the Garavogue River. The nature trail forms a loop of about 3km with two shorter alternatives available. All are clearly marked and begin and end at the car park. Hazelwood House was built for Lieutenant General Owen Wynne in 1724 and was designed by the architect R Cassells who was also responsible for buildings such as Leinster House and Powerscourt.