Moderate 1.5km walking trail through woodland on what was once the Ffrench estate. The Ffrenches (one of the tribes of Galway) bought lands off the O’Kelly family in 1609. The following generations of the Ffrenches reclaimed useful land which was mainly bog. In 1744 Robert Ffrench inherited the land. As well as turning bogs into arable land, he also set up a linen industry and houses for the weavers. He built a school and planted trees where Monivea woods now stands. On the walk you will pass the Ffrench family Mausoleum constructed in 1900 and a well preserved ice house.
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Monivea, Co. Galway, Ireland
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