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Donadea Forest Park Slí na Sláinte

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Kildare,
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The Donadea Forest Park Slí na Sláinte is 5.7km long and starts near the car park entrance and follows a beautiful forest path around the park.

The Donadea Forest Park Slí na Sláinte is 5.7km long and starts near the car park entrance and follows a beautiful forest path around the park. Donadea Forest Park is almost 250 hectares in size and is steeped in history, with remnants of a magnificent castle, a church, a tower and walled gardens.
Lime Tree Avenue
This long and dramatic avenue with impressive 19th century lime trees was once the main entrance to the castle.
The Ice House and Boat House
Constructed in the 1800's the Ice House was used for storing meat, and fish from the lake.
The Walled Streams
These are rare, and form part of the drainage of the park. They also control, with the aid of the sluice gate, the level of water in the lake. Look out for these along the way!
9/11 Memorial
The memorial is a scaled replica of the Twin Towers, carved in limestone. The twin blocks carry the names of all the men and women from the New York Police and Fire Departments and the Port Authority who died in the twin towers.
The Lake
Created during the famine as a relief scheme, the 2.3 hectare lake is brimming with flora and fauna including mallard duck, fish and summer water lilies.
Donadea Castle
Home of the Aylmer Family from 1550 to 1935, the original building was burned down in the 1641 rebellion and rebuilt shortly afterwards. Carolin Aylmer died in 1935 and left the estate to the Church of Ireland, who in turn passed it on to the state.