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Erica's Fairy Forest


A walk made for people with small feet and big imaginations. For those of us with bigger feet and perhaps smaller imaginations, Erica’s Fairy Forest will be a brief excursion. Located only 23km from Hotel Kilmore it is a boundless space to be explored on timeless wings on imagination.

The serene walking trail is populated by a colourful cast of resident fairies, with plenty of tiny doors, hobbit houses and whimsical displays that change with the seasons.

If you believe in fairies
Come take a trip with me
To Erica's Fairy Forest
Full of love and magic you will see

The forest is full of fairies
One in every tree
Along with the woodland creatures
It's the happiest place to be!

Fairies with their tiny wings
Fly from tree to tree
And if you look closely
you might see them flying on a bumblebee

The sound of birds singing
Will fill your heart with glee
A little piece of Erica
Inside of every tree

A fairy forest that will stand forever
Until the end of time
Full of magical adventures
for your family and for mine


This, magical, Fairy Forest is dedicated to the memory of
Erica Ní Draighneain, (2010-2016).
Erica adored visiting Cootehill and her Grandparents, the Fitzpatricks, Station Rd.
This Fairy Forest was created, by her parents, to honour Erica’s memory and her unshakeable belief in fairies and magical kingdoms.

All great classic Fairy Stories are constructed around, unexpected, challenges.
Erica’s challenge was childhood cancer. Sadly, Erica encountered far too many brave princes and princesses fighting the same battle of childhood cancer. Some of them winning. Some of them losing.

Fairy Stories contain amazing feats of courage and resilience. Erica’s, fierce, determination to live her short life to the fullest, inspired and touched all who shared her journey.

Kindness and love triumph in all Fairy Stories.
This Fairy Forest is a, heartfelt, ‘Thank you’ from Erica’s parents and sister, to the people of Cootehill for their, unforgettable, kindness and support.
If their love and kindness could have cured Erica, she would, undoubtedly, have skipped and danced through this enchanting forest.

Erica had her own personal fairy-Raymond.
Erica’s world was populated with princes and princesses. It was sprinkled with fairy dust and glitter. Accessorised with magic wands and fancy-dress costumes.

Aged 5, Erica swapped her crown for a halo.