27 05, 2022

Courtown Woods – trees and trails to discover

By |2022-05-27T14:23:20+00:00May 27th, 2022|Ireland, Wexford|Comments Off on Courtown Woods – trees and trails to discover

Courtown Woods is a must-visit when you are visiting this seaside village in north Wexford. It dates back to pre-Famine times, and has a lovely mix of trails. Even better, there's a whiff of garlic in late-Spring, followed by beautiful bluebells in May. There are four short trails here, whereby you can [...]

4 02, 2022

Three Rocks Trail is a Wexford wonder

By |2022-02-07T09:56:41+00:00February 4th, 2022|Ireland, Wexford|Comments Off on Three Rocks Trail is a Wexford wonder

Three Rocks Trail and Carrigfoyle Lake just outside Wexford are a treat! The trail starts at Ferrycarrig, goes through Barntown, and then over the Forth Mountain. We joined it at the 1798 Memorial just outside Barntown, took in Carrigfoyle Lake, and set off to see the three rocks! As with all Wexford [...]

15 06, 2021

Saltee Islands – a haven of calm and birds in Wexford

By |2021-06-28T12:00:03+00:00June 15th, 2021|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on Saltee Islands – a haven of calm and birds in Wexford

The Saltee Islands in Co. Wexford are a haven of calm and birds, including the island's famed puffin residents! They're a treasure hiding in plain sight, just 5km off the coast of Kilmore Quay. The bird sanctuary - home to the aforementioned puffins, along with gannets and gulls - are a magnet [...]

4 05, 2021

Kiltealy Walking Trails – a delight of birdsong, butterflies, and bygone days

By |2021-05-19T14:03:17+00:00May 4th, 2021|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Kiltealy Walking Trails open up a vista across Co. Wexford, across fields, past wind turbines, across to the coast. The 7.6km Cullentra trail, which takes about two hours, takes you through fields, lanes, forest pathways and is a riot of birdsong and butterflies. You'll walk up towards and around the Blackstairs [...]

7 08, 2020

Johnstown Castle – walk in the footsteps of history

By |2021-05-13T12:44:25+00:00August 7th, 2020|Ireland, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on Johnstown Castle – walk in the footsteps of history

Johnstown Castle Estate Gardens were a recent re-discovery – and they didn’t disappoint. It’s been a few years since we visited the Castle just outside Wexford town and its Irish Agricultural Museum. Even though it was a little damp on our visit – well, it rained – we still thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

17 07, 2020

Kilmore Quay and Ballyhealy Beach – wow!

By |2021-05-13T12:44:55+00:00July 17th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Kilmore Quay and its iconic thatched cottages in south Wexford was the venue for a recent overnight staycation. A view of the sea, a walk on the beach and I’m a happy woman. And Kilmore Quay, nearby Ballyteige Burrow, and Ballyhealy Beach deliver all that. Kilmore Quay Kilmore Quay by night, with [...]

7 07, 2020

Raven Nature Reserve – trees, trails, and time by the sea

By |2021-05-13T12:45:19+00:00July 7th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Raven Nature Reserve at Curracloe in Co Wexford combines my twin loves in a walk – woodland and sea views! Essentially, the Nature Reserve at Raven Wood has the magnificent Curracloe Beach to the east. And, on the west, sheltered by the Corsican pines of the Wood, lie the North Slobs. The [...]

12 06, 2020

Coolmelagh waiting to be discovered

By |2021-09-14T14:02:33+00:00June 12th, 2020|Celtic Routes, Ireland, Wexford, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|4 Comments

You’ll find the Coolmelagh looped walks between Bunclody in north Wexford and Carnew in south Wicklow. You’ll also find stunning views of the Wicklow hills, which makes these Coillte and Wexford Walking Trail routes so worthwhile. From various vantage points, you can see the surrounding countryside of Wexford, Carlow, and on up [...]

4 06, 2020

Woodland wonder at Ballyfad Wood

By |2021-05-13T12:46:13+00:00June 4th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on Woodland wonder at Ballyfad Wood

If you love woodland walks, Ballyfad Wood in north Wexford is definitely one to check out. Ireland being Ireland, we need options on rainy days, and Ballyfad Wood, with its sheltered walks, ticks that box. As does Tomnafinnoge Woods in south Wicklow incidentally. Rich history Anyways, four trails loop through Ballyfad Wood, [...]

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