Always wanted to look for fairies? Well now’s your chance… An enchanted land awaits you on the magical Belleek Woods Fairy Trail, Ballina!
Deep in beautiful Belleek Woods (one of the largest urban woods in Europe!), a tiny new community has taken up residence among the trees. As you follow the Belleek Woods Fairy Trail, you’ll see their tiny little fairy houses, high in the trees and hidden in tree roots. Colourful and miniature, each house reflects the character of its tiny resident!
Ballina fairies are secretive and shy and like to be left alone, so do feel free to visit and admire their houses, but please do not disturb them. They love children and if you treat them well they may grant your wish. Remember to be quiet as you approach and you might just catch a glimpse!
The little fairy houses on the trail are an initiative of the Ballina Men’s Shed, spearheaded by William Maughan, and Niamh Allen of St. Muredach’s College.
And of course, Belleek Woods is home to lots of other things to see and do including a lovely looped walk, lots of wildlife as documented on the Belleek Woods Forest Park Facebook page, the stunning Crete Boom concrete ship and the lovely River Moy.
Admission – both to beautiful Belleek Woods and Belleek Fairy Trail – is free for everyone to enjoy!
Thank you to Sean at Shutter Fever Photography for the beautiful video!
Don’t forget to check out some of the other great things you can do with children when in North Mayo.