Two of Coillte’s recreation forests in Kerry had nearly 23,000 visitors between June and early August.
That’s a significant increase on the numbers that went to Glanteenassig near Castlegregory and Glanageenty in Ballymacelligott in April and May.
During March and April, when COVID-19 restrictions were at their most limiting, Coillte saw a large drop in visitor numbers as non-essential travel was restricted.
Coillte is a commercial forestry company, owned by the State, and has over 3,000 kilometres of trails, 260 recreation sites, and 12 forest parks across the country.
The agency is asking visitors to continue adhering to social distancing and other guidelines on outdoor gatherings.