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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
Peter C
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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
JTravel737
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County Meath, Ireland
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Frederick Street, Ashbourne, 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.

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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

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

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.

Thank Peter C
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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

Thank Jurijs S
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