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Arkle Statue

A life size bronze statue of the race horse Arkle and jockey stands at the cross roads opposite... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Chorley, United Kingdom
Arkle Statue, an oasis of calm in Ashbourne.

The Arkle Statue is a fitting tribute to the local wonder-horse Arkle. I visited today and sat... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
County Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Not much to see really. Its a bronze statue of arkle situated on ashbourne main street.. Its nice but its not worth travelling to see it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I was in Ashbourne the other day and came upon this very nice statue of the famous racehorse Arkle just in front of a few shops. It's hard to rate it, a perfectly nice statue but pretty underwhelming and it hardly counts as an attraction...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

A monument to a famous race horse, which is then a monument to gambling as the two are linked and one would not be popular without the other. I live locally and it was erected during one of the worst downturns this country's ever seen....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Fran M
Reviewed October 1, 2017

A life size bronze statue of the race horse Arkle and jockey stands at the cross roads opposite Dunnes stores.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank petercO7562VD
Reviewed August 28, 2017

If its himself your are looking for look no further than Ashbourne , you will find himself in good feckle and looking well.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank R G
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

The Arkle Statue is a fitting tribute to the local wonder-horse Arkle. I visited today and sat beside the statue and enjoyed spending a few minutes of peace and quiet from my Saturday afternoon shopping and relaxing in Ashbourne. From the street, it looks like...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JTravel737
Reviewed May 3, 2017

If you are passing Ashbourne stop and take a look at Arkle - the legendary racehorse. It is a great tribute Irish horse raising, conveniently located atthe town centre close to local bars and restaurants

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ilona D
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Ashbourne is the home of most famous racehorse of all time and Arkle is rightly recognised with a magnificent bronze statue with Pat Taaffe on board. It's a wonderful Memorial sitting on a majestic plinth

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank James F
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

The arkle statue is in the middle of the town. It is thought of very highly and is an important part of Ashbourne's history. A must see.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Geraldine N
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

A great statue, just in the middle of a town! It means a lot for Ashbourne people and community! Great place to see bring a camera!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jurijs S
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