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Killykeen Forest Park

Killykeen, County Cavan

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Introduction

  • Killykeen Forest Park surrounds the lake and islands of Lough Oughter. .
  • A number of trails run though the forest which range from 1.5 km to 4.6km.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Killykeen.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Edgeworthstown.

Parking (Killykeen)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar car park on the Gartanoul side of the park.
    • There are picnic benches next to both car parks.

Outside Access (Killykeen Car Park Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Killykeen Car Park Access Point)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located along the path leading into the park.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

General Access Information

  • There are 4 main trails which run through the park; Nature, Gartanoul, Gartanoul Shore and Derinish More Shore.
  • The trails are mainly made up of surfaced paths and forest tracks.
  • The majority of the trails have easy to moderate slopes but there are occasional steep sections such as the one leading down to the toilet block and to and from the footbridge at Gartanoul Point.
  • There are bench seats available along the trails.
  • Information boards are located in the car parks.

Level Change (WC Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the paths leading to the WC block.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 250m (273yd) from the car park access point.
    • The accessible toilet is located in a WC block next to the footbridge at Gartanoul Point.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 204cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • The photographs show the information boards and picnic bench in the Killykeen car park.