This site, adjacent to Ballina, is in a very historic area of Co. Mayo. Belleek or Beal-Leice in Irish, the mouth of the Flagstones, indicates an early crossing of the river Moy and there was probably a settlement at this location which predates the town of Ballina. The lands in this area formerly belonged to the Knox Gore family who acquired almost 750 hectares in 1701.
The Gore family were benevolent landlords who cared for their tenants in hard times and instituted relief works during the famine.
Things to do
Walk: A picturesque (4.0km, 1 hour, Easy) riverside and forest looped walk.
Multi access: car park and picnic area with a multi access standard. The multi access trail along the banks of the river Moy is 1.7 km.
Cycle: A family friendly cycle trail from Ballina town goes through the forest along the edge of the river Moy.
DON’T MISS OUR HIDDEN GEM
Gore Knox monument, and the nearby duck pond.