Carrickbyrne Hill

Location

Carrickbyrne Hill, Co. Wexford

Site Description

This is now a Slí na Slainte walk. It is ideal for walking with some terrific views of the neighbouring countryside. Being part of the Slí na Slainte network there are marked and measured routes.
There are approximately 12.5 km of trails.
The main tree species are mainly coniferous including Douglas fir, Japanese larch and native Scots pine. You will also find some oak, ash, beech, rowan and Spanish chestnut.
Other flora includes laurel, bramble and heather. Fauna includes fox, rabbit, hare, blackbird and thrush.
The site was once part of the Jeffare's Estate. The oak wood is known as "Camp Field". During the 1798 rebellion the insurgents gathered here before marching on New Ross.
Notice board demonstrating the walks etc. at picnic area.

Carrickbyrne Hill Features

Archaeological, Picnic Site, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

If travelling from Waterford city to the site take the N25 road to New Ross, turn right on other side of bridge and continue on the N25 for about 13 km to Carrickbyrne picnic are on left hand side of the road. If travelling form Wexford on the N25 it will be approximately 23 km to the site.

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Parking

No of car spaces:35
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Contact Info

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