The wood was formerly part of the Bryan Bellew Estate. Thomas Moore wrote the Last Rose of Summer while staying at Jenkinstown house. There is a walled lawn area next to the house to commemorate this and it is a popular site for wedding photos.
Of particular note at Jenkinstown is a stand of beech trees with a magnificent carpet of bluebells in late Spring, also the Chinese necklace poplar tree which has survived from the original park planting of the 1870’s.
There is also a deer enclosure next to the car park which is very popular with children of all ages.
Car park opening / closing hours
09.30 – 17.00 (all year)