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Address: Belleek Woods, Ballina, Ireland

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Wonderful Woods for Walking

A beautiful peaceful place to walk. Suitable for children and less able-bodied, as most paths are accessible. Allow 1 - 2 hours to explore.

Reviewed 17 June 2016
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The monument commemorates Sir Francis Arthur Knox-Gore (died 1873), so must date to around 1875-1880. It's apparently inspired by the crown spire of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, and is something of a neo-Gothic monstrosity, its limestone pinnacles balanced on buttressed arches on a cruciform plan. Architecturally speaking, it's Marmite. I loved it. The setting in Belleek Woods on the old... More 

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

A beautiful peaceful place to walk. Suitable for children and less able-bodied, as most paths are accessible. Allow 1 - 2 hours to explore.

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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

The famously eye-catching Knox-Gore monument is located in a dense forest on a bank of the River Moy, in Beleek Manor wood. The memorial was erected over the last resting place of Sir Francis Arthur Knox-Gore who died in May 1893. The memorial which is surrounded by a deep moat was erected by his son Charles who is also buried... More 

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Ireland
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

Whether you are staying in Ballina for passing through don't go to Ballina without visiting the Beleek Woods. There is a wonderful walk through the woods with the river running beside you. You can feed the ducks in the pond. See the concrete boat and if the tides are low you can get out close to it. And then hidden... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Has to be seen to be believed - came across it during a run in the woods. Check out my review of Belleek Castle for photos of the monument.

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Dublin
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Worth a visit if you are in belleek woods. It's part of belleek woods walk and on the castle gardens.

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