Galway Racecourse Miyawaki Mini Forest Ballybrit, Galway

Site Location: Galway Racecourse, Galway
Quantity of trees planted: 2,500
Site Size: 11,000 sq ft each
Date planted: 29th January 2024
Site Owner: Galway Racecours


We would like to acknowledge Michael Moloney, CEO of Galway Racecourse and his team for doing a magnificent job in preparing a site for a Miyawaki Mini Forest and for being part of the 100 Million Trees Project along with Anthony Ryan, Chairman of Galway Race Committee.
Also thanks to the Uniphar Group for sponsoring this site.

To Forestry Services Ltd. for planting the trees along with volunteers from the 1st class of the local school, Briarhill National School and the girls and guys from the office of Galway Racecourse..

Trees Planted

The following is a list of the 2,500 trees planted at this site.

Scots Pine
Birch Pendula
Malus Sylvestris
Prunus Avium
Prunus Padus
Sorbus Aria
Sorbus Acuparia
Cratageus Monogyna
Prunus Spinosa
Viburnum Opulus
Rosa Canina

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Site Details

Ballybrit Race Track, also known as Galway Racecourse, is a horse race course in County Galway, Ireland. It is located in the townland of Ballybrit, in the environs of Castlegar, just north of the N6 Bóthar na dTreabh, c.6 km northeast of Galway city. The track has two stands, the Main Stand and Millennium Stand. The seven-day Galway Races Festival is held here every August. Other meetings are held here in September (2 days), early October (1 day) and over the last weekend in October (3 days).




Ballybrit, Galway


Galway Racecourse


29th January 2024

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