Fairyhouse Racecourse

Site Location: Fairyhouse Racecourse
Quantity of trees planted: 2,000
Site Size: 8,000 sq ft each
Date planted: 22nd November 2023
Site Owner: Horse Racing Ireland
Sponsor: Levy Ireland
 

Acknowledgments

We would like to acknowledge Peter Roe, the General Manager at Fairyhouse for his commitment to the 100 Million Trees project along with Victor Quinlan, Capital Development and Sustainability Manager of Horse Racing Ireland, Darren Lancaster for his energy and enthusiasm in seeking sites for us, Catriona Taylor our tree expert, Gearoid Kennedy of Forestry Services for coordinating the planting, Jon Davis, CEO of Levy for sponsoring this site, and as always Martin Blake and Frankie King of Bailey Blake Productions for their exceptional commitment and professionalism in producing the video of the day.

The tree planters were Barry Storey, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Richard McNamara, Clodagh Flemming, Matthew Tiernan Matthew Tiernan, Joe Everson, Grace O’Quigley, Grace Moran, Danial Moes, Sarra Lacken, Orla Arron, Gillian Carey, John Kavanagh, Joanne Mc Govern, Richard Stapleton, Trevor Doonan, Lenny Fearon,
Charlie Cook, Michael Buggy, James Weithers, Troon Jack and David Mulcahy along with the professional tree planters from Forestry Services Ltd.

Trees Planted

The following is a list of the 2,000 trees planted at this site.

Scots Pine
Birch Pendula
Oak
Alder
Malus Sylvestris
Prunus Avium
Prunus Padus
Spindle
Sorbus Aria
Sorbus Acuparia
Cratageus Monogyna
Prunus Spinosa
Hazel
Ilex Holly
Viburnum Opulus
Rosa Canina.

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Site Details

Fairyhouse Racecourse is one of Ireland’s premier horse racing venues. Situated in the parish of Ratoath in County Meath. It is the home of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. The first race meet was held in 1848. In 1870, the first Irish Grand National steeplechase was held here.

Many of the greats have graced the track including Arkle, Desert Orchid, Brown Lad, Flying Bolt to modern day heroes such as Hurricane Fly, Don Cossack and Annie Power.

The racetrack itself is a one-mile and six furlong right-handed circuit, with a 2.5 furlong straight and a slight uphill finish.


TREES PLANTED

2,000


LOCATION

County Meath


SITE OWNER

Horse Racing Ireland


DATE PLANTED

22nd November 2023

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