Enniscoe House

OSI Discovery Series – Map No 23 – G 140 145


From Castlebar, take the Pontoon road (R310), turn left for Lahardane at Healy’s Hotel (R315), then Enniscoe House is on the right, approx 6km beyond Lahardane towards Crossmolina.

From Ballina, head for Crossmolina on the N59 and turn left in the centre, onto the Castlebar road (R315). Enniscoe House is on your left, after approx 4km.

Best Time to Visit : Spring & Summer

The mixed, mostly broadleaf wood at Enniscoe is wonderful for spotting many species of woodland birds, including Blackbird, Song Thrush, Wren, Robin, etc. It is a particularly good place to see birds that can be difficult to spot, such as Goldcrest, Treecreeper and Jay. The cacophony of singing birds here during springtime is a real treat.

Rare / Scarce / Unusual Birds:

Great Sptted Woodpecker – Mayo’s 5th record of this bird, quietly expanding across Ireland since its arrival back in the country in 2007, was confirmed at Enniscoe in Feb/March 2022.

Jay © Alan Mee