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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
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
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
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
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