Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Trafalgar Project

I was trawling the Web for information about the Belle Isle estate in County Fermanagh, when an entry from the Woodland Trust caught my eye.

The Trust worked with the Society of Nautical Research to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. The Trafalgar Woods project formed part of the Trafalgar Festival, endorsed by the Official Nelson Commemoration Committee and Sea Britain 2005. A new wood for each of the 27 ships of the line in the fleet (plus a wood for at least 6 of the support vessels) at the Battle of Trafalgar.


BELLEISLE - County Fermanagh

DREADNOUGHT- Holywood, County Down

EURYALUS - Newtownabbey, County Antrim


neill armstrong said...

Cant wait for you to do Lissanoure estate lovely counrtyside somewhat sad history.

Perhaps you can stop and have some food in The River room in Galgorm Hotel.

Timothy Belmont said...

Always great to receive a bit of encouragement. Thanks.

I'm looking forward to doing the Lissanoure article; Peter Mackie has okayed me to use some of their images.

Isn't it near Loughguile? Is the Galgorm Manor close by?


neill armstrong said...

I posted this on wrong part of the site sorry for that.

Yes its close to Loughguile which is Irish for River of tears.

At the entrace of the estate you will find a beautiful small church of ireland church.

My family comes for the area stranegly enough my great grandfather almost bought the estate before the mackies came in to buy it.

The galgorm manor is about 15 to 20 minutes away from lissanoure.

If i can help you in any way that would be no problem whatsoever.

Btw i love your blog!

Timothy Belmont said...

Most interesting, indeed. Any idea the acreage of Lissanoure now, Neil? I expect several hundred acres...