Mote Park

Location

4Km south East of Roscommon Town on West side of Ballymurray

Site Description

Mote Park, the seat of the Crofton Family from the 16th century up until the 1940s is a gateway to heritage, history, flora, fauna and the environment. Located in the heart of County Roscommon, it is an ideal venue for outdoor activities  for children and people of all ages. 

It is likely that the first Crofton who came to Ireland was Thomas, who was contemporaneous with and probably a brother of Sir Gilbert, the first Lord of Crofton, and it is also possible that the Roscommon Crofton's were descended from him.  What is known for certain is that the Crofton family of Mote Park descended from John Crofton, Queen Elizabeth's eventual Escheator General of Ireland.  He arrived in Ireland in 1565 and was Clerk of the Provincial Council in Connaught by 1572.

Mote Park is now widely known for its forests, an important  amenity for Roscommon town and surrounding areas.  These forests total 650 acres and provide habitats for many species of wildlife, both common and rare.  The forests add greatly to the unique character of the area and are providing opportunities for many forms of outdoor pursuits including hiking, walking and animal bird-watching.  There are numerous rest- places throughout the woods.

  Download location map

Mote Park Features

Car Parking, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

From Roscommon Town, take the N61 to Ballymurray and turn right.  Forest Entrance at 1Km.

Get directions to this site

Parking

No of car spaces:10
map legend

Contact Info

Contact name:Michael Donnellan
Contact email:mick.donnellan@coillte.ie