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Ballykeeffe Wood
Coill Bhaile Uí Chaoimh
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Type National
Location County Kilkenny
Area 137 acres (55.44 ha)
Operated by National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland)
Status Open all year

Ballykeeffe Wood is a national nature reserve of approximately 137 acres (0.55 km2) located in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


Ballykeeffe Wood or Ballykeefe Wood was legally protected as a national nature reserve by the Irish government in 1980.

The woodland features an abundance of bluebells and brambles amongst pedunculate oak and young ash. The wood is adjacent to the old Ballykeeffe limestone mine, which was refurbished in the 1980s and now features rock climbing and an amphitheatre.

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