Glenabo Woods

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Glenabo Wood – Gleann na Bó – The Glen of the Cow. The name is derived from the famous white backed cow who used to graze in the area. According to folklore, a monster used to waylay the cow and take her milk. The monster was eventually tracked down and killed by Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s famous hound, Bran. The wood lies in a narrow glen through which flows a small stream. This stream forms one of the many tributaries of the River Blackwater which flows through Fermoy. The mixed nature of the wood in terms of tree species makes this very pleasant for walking.