Tintern Abbey

Location

Fethard, Co Wexford

Site Description

At Tintern Abbey you will find a car park and the ruins of the Abbey.  The Abbey is looked after by the OPW.  The site was established by William Marshall, successor to Strongbow, and colonised by monks from Tintern Abbey in Wales.  Henry VIII suppressed the Cistercian Abbey and the lands became the property of the Colclough family until 1960.

The wood is situated at the head of a small inlet beside a quiet stream.  There are a number of short walks along forest paths and roads.  The mature beech trees in this area are up to 200 years old.  The oaks grew from stool-shoots where the previous crop had been harvested. Conifers in the area include Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and Lodgepole pine.  Ash, oak, beech, poplar, rowan and holly also abound.  Other flora includes bluebells, woodrush, wild garlic and bilberry.

Animals that can be seen in the surrounds are fox, badger, rabbit and hedgehog; all of whom can be sighted daily as one travels through these woods.  Evidence of badgers is noted by the river side. Many species of birds inhabit the area.

The proposed Wexford coastal path runs along the south eastern boundary of the property.  For more details on Tintern and the surrounding area, click here.

Tintern Abbey Features

Archaeological, Historic Tours, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

Tintern Abbey is located about 24km from New Ross on the R734 to Fethard.

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Parking

No of car spaces:20
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Contact Info

Contact name:Martin Whelan
Contact email:martin.whelan@coillte.ie