The area was originally part of the Moor Estate and Moor’s Rock is situated 1 km. from the car park. Once part of the Moore estate there are many references to Moor in the area (also spelt Moore). Moors Rock and Moor abbey to name a few. The wood contains the site of a penal church west of Slievenamuck. Ballagh fort and the ruin of Aherlow Castle. From this rock there are panoramic views of counties Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick.