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Photo Courtesy Brian Ó Cléirigh

Photo Courtesy Brian Ó Cléirigh

There are three trails to choose form at Oulart Hill:

Trail Name Cosán na Glóire
Designation
NTO registered (Click here for details)
Distance 
0.5km (0.3 miles)
Ascent  179m
Walking Time  15 minutes
Waymarking     Yes & stone interpretative modules en route
Grade   Easy
OSI Discovery Map   Series 69
Grid Reference
  T092 404(Oulart Village trailhead)  T084 412(Oulart Hill trailhead)
Sat Nav  52.505131      -6.388854(Oulart Village trailhead)  52.511899      -6403455(Oulart Hill trailhead)

Trail Name The Jean Kennedy Smith Walk 
Designation
NTO registered (Click here for details)
Distance   
  3.0 km (2 miles)
Ascent  179m
Walking Time   1 hour
Waymarking     Yes & stone interpretative modules en route
Grade   Moderate
OSI Discovery Map   Series 69
Grid Reference
  T092 404(Oulart Village trailhead)  T084 412(Oulart Hill trailhead)
Sat Nav  52.505131      -6.388854(Oulart Village trailhead)  52.511899      -6403455(Oulart Hill trailhead)

Trail Name The Unyoke Walk  
Designation
NTO registered (click here for details)
Distance  
12.5 km (7.76 miles)
Ascent  179m
Walking Time  2-3 hours
Waymarking  Yes & stone interpretative modules en route
Grade     Moderate
OSI Discovery Map   Series 69
Grid Reference  T092 404(Oulart Village trailhead)  T084 412(Oulart Hill trailhead) T087 347(Unyoke/Trading Post trailhead )
Sat Nav  52.505131      -6.388854(Oulart Village trailhead)  52.511899      -6403455(Oulart Hill trailhead) 52.454014      -6.401219(Unyoke/Trading Post trailhead )

Description

Three walks, centred on Oulart Hill, share one of the most historic and scenic locations in Co. Wexford. View the vast panoramas which explain the hill’s strategic military significance and why it was the site of the most influential battle of 1798 (explained using QR and information modules). Ramble into Tulach a’ tSolais which interprets the 1790s in their particular context of the European Enlightenment.

Cosán na Glóire (Path of Glory) runs gently across the level summit, by the battlefield to Tulach a’ tSolais. It passes some 25 memorial stones by the pathway’s side which commemorate local heroes and the battles in which they fought in 1798.

The Jean Kennedy Smith Walk is a looped walk from the hill to Oulart The ’98 Village. See the ’98 Chapel and several sites and monuments in the village. This walk includes both the Tree of Liberty planted by Jean Kennedy Smith in 1995 in honour of the ideals of the United Irishmen and Tulach a’ tSolais for which she turned the first sod in 1998.

The Unyoke Walk, through undulating farmland, includes 3km of the actual untouched medieval Wexford-Dublin coach road – a rare experience. It passes several sites of interest, all of which are interpreted for the walker, ending in the tiny hamlet of The Unyoke which has a caravan-camping park, shop and pub.

Don’t Miss!

  • Tulach a’ tSolais, An Abhallann, Battlefield, Fr. Murphy’s Well
  • The ’98 Chapel, McGawley Memorial, 1898 and 1948 Monuments
  • Burrowes Residence, Coillte ’98
  • Remains of medieval Oulart, now the home of Bygone Days: House of Stories

 

 

 

 

 Useful Information

Nearest town/village:  Oulart

Directions: From Wexford town, cross  Wexford Bridge and follow the R741 in the direction of Gorey for approximately 20km. Turn left onto Kyle Meadow then in approximately .5km, turn right into Oulart Village. From Gorey follow the R741 for approximately 21km towards Wexford, turn right where signposted for Oulart and follow the road into Oulart village (approximately 1.5km)

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