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Arkle Memorial Statue

Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Ireland
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A monument to gambling!

A monument to a famous race horse, which is then a monument to gambling as the two are linked and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fran M
via mobile
Arkle Statue

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

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Peter C
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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“dunnes stores” (3 reviews)
“life size” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

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

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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

Thank Rory G
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Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank JTravel737
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Reviewed 3 May 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

Thank Ilona D
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Reviewed 2 May 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

Thank James F
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Reviewed 2 May 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.

Thank Geraldine N
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Reviewed 2 May 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!

Thank Jurijs S
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Iam living in Ashbourne since 2005. Realy like that town, as there are lots of activity , shops, services. As this statue were here since 2014 , i never pay attention on it. Thats exactly what that place were missing. Brillian idea, and have a...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Arkle/Pat Taffe statue was unveiled on the 19th April 2014 on a beautiful sunny day. "Himself" and Pat hold pride of place in Ashbourne's town centre and look resplendent when the sun shines down of them .

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