Derrygill Wood is located approximately three kilometres southeast of the village of Woodford. Along with the nearby woodlands at Derrycrag, Rosturra and Pollnaknockaun – some of which are Nature Reserves – these woodlands comprise some of the last remaining fragments of what was once an extensive area of woodland in this region, known as Woodford Forest. Derrygill derives from “Derry” or in Irish “doire”, an ‘oak grove or wood’ and “gall”, which translates as foreigner. Derrygill therefore means “(oak) wood of the foreigner”. The wood is home to a variety of birds including, long-tailed tits, blackbird, robin and wren. It also hosts red squirrels, foxes, badgers and pine martens.