Roscommon, Ireland

Mote Park Tour

Mote Park Tour

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12 tour stops

1

Introduction

This is the start of the tour at the Girl Guide Centre

54 s
2

Derrydonnell Bridge

The Bridge crosses the River Hind which divides parishes and once families

3 min
3

The Mill

This is the ruins of a timber mill and where the Castle of Mote is said to have stood

2 min
4

Crofton Stables and Coach House

The Stables and Coach House was at the bottom of the hill to where the house stood.

2 min
5

Site of Mote Park House

The Crofton house once stood in this location until 1959 when it was demolished.

3 min
6

Mote Park Forest

The Crofton Trail is named after the Crofton family, landlords of the estate

2 min
7

The Crofton Trail

Mote Park forest is located 6 km outside Roscommon Town. Area of forest: 650 acres

2 min
8

Lion's Gate Viewing Point

The Lion's gate is one of the four original gates to the Mote Park Estate.

1 min
9

Mote Park Viewing Point

From here you can see over the former site of the Crofton house and Roscommon

1 min
10

Biodiversity In Mote Park

Mote Park forest is a habitat for the Red Squirrel and Pine Marten

2 min
11

Sister Oaks Trees

The sister oak trees are two hollowed out trees that children play in.

1 min
12

Conclusion (Girl Guides Centre)

This is the end of the tour.

10 s

Overview

Mote Park is a popular woodland walkway in County Roscommon. With the forest totaling 650 acres it provides habitats for many species including the Red Squirrel and the Pine Martian. The Mote Park area was once part of the Crofton Estate. The Crofton house was built in the late 18th century and was extended over the years. Although the house is now demolished the gate house, laundry house and stables still remain along with other features.

Itinerary 6.1 km / 1:15

Offline map included

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