Billy Fox Memorial Park, Latton
|Establishment Name:||Billy Fox Memorial Park, Latton|
Senator Billy Fox Memorial Park covers an area of approximately 6.3 hectares and is located in Bawn, Co. Monaghan on the Cavan Monaghan border. The park consists mainly of old broadleaf woodland and a few open areas of lawn ideal for a picnic. The park has many natural walkways and a river running through it with a new bridge crossing at one point.
The park is dedicated in memory to Senator Billy Fox who was the only member of the Oireachtas to be assassinated during the Northern Troubles. There is a memorial plaque to him on a stone outcrop in the park next to the river.
The park is owned and managed by Coillte, but the daily maintenance is carried out by the Bawn Development Group.
The park is on the border of Co. Monaghan and Co. Cavan. It is situated just off the R162 from Shercock, Co. Cavan or take the R192 from Cootehill, Co. Cavan and then the R162.