Belleek

Location

Belleek is located on the western bank of the river Moy.

Site Description

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 Balllina. The lands in this area formerly belonged to the Knox Gore family who acquired almost 750 hectares  in 1701.
They were responsible for the building of Belleek Manor which nowadays is used as a hotel and the gate lodge at the entry to the estate. The Knox Gore family were benevolent landlords who cared for their tenants in hard times and instituted relief works during the famine. This woodland part  of the estate was purchased by the Irish forestry department on 1950 and the forest walks and trail have been laid down in recent years. 

Belleek Features

Archaeological, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

This site is located approx 2km north of Ballina on the R314 to Killala.

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Parking

No of car spaces:60
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Contact Info

Contact name:Joe Finn
Contact email:joe.finn@coillte.ie