Markethill, Co. Armagh

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This Web site was compiled with the permission of, and includes material kindly supplied by,

the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland

Gosford Forest Park, formerly Gosford Demesne, was acquired by the Department of Agriculture in 1958 and comprises some 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland set in gentle rolling drumlin countryside. It was designated the first conservation forest in Northern Ireland in 1986. It is open every day of the year from 10.00 a.m. until sunset. Facilities available include:

Visitors can also see a selection of Heritage Poultry, Rare Animal Breeds, and Red Deer, but one of the most fascinating aspects of the park is its HISTORY and its association with Jonathan Swift.


For further information and bookings, contact:

The Head Forester, Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Co. Armagh, BT60 1UG
Tel.: 028 37551277 or 028 37552169

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