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New Centre and Forest Trail

This new shared space building will be built on the site of the old forestry school.  It will act as a visitor centre, forest user amenities as well as a shared community building with an open general area which will complement the outside forest area. 

The building will offer a large multi-use space with retractable seating, two multi-purpose activity rooms, kitchen facilities, an office, a store room and toilets, changing facilities and showers with dual access from within the building and from outside.  The area surrounding the building is to be landscaped with a sensory garden, safe walking links to the existing play park, carpark and trails. 

An artists 3D impression of the new centre at Pomeroy Forest.
The existing trails will be developed, with the Renardine trail becoming a children’s magical storybook adventure trail with iconic sculptures, interactive fun/art pieces and natural inclusive play areas.  The Grace Drennan Trail will be an educational nature trail with new signage displaying information about flora and fauna, ecology or cultural history.  There will be an upgrade to the current trail signage to encourage confident exploration of the forest.

An artists 3D impression of the new centre at Pomeroy Forest showing parking facilities.
Design drawings are available to view in the conference room at the Rowan Tree Centre, Pomeroy, where measures to ensure Covid-19 compliance will be in place.

If you can't make it to the Rowan Tree Centre, you can also request the design drawings to be sent by email by contacting Hannah McCabe at the details below.

Project Timelines
Planning permission has now been submitted with works currently scheduled to commence in early 2022.  We welcome any feedback or queries you have on the scheme or the overall Connecting Pomeroy Project.  

Hannah McCabe on 03000 132 132 Ext 24626, mobile 07795417155 or email at

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