Three Rocks Forth Mountain

THREE ROCKS – FORTH MOUNTAIN

THREE ROCKS TRAIL

Distance:  13km (8 miles)
Ascent:  205m
Walking time:  3.5 – 4 hours
Waymarking:  Navy
Grade:  Moderate

Three Rocks Trail
Three Rocks Trail

OSI Discovery Map Series 77

GRID REFERENCE: SL 930 822

SAT NAV: 

Ferrycarrig Trailhead: 52.351699, -6.5094021

Skeaterpark Trailhead: 52.293, -6.580

Take time to make your way along the Three Rocks Trail, among landmarks and landscape, from Ferrycarrig to Barntown and over Forth Mountain to find breathtaking scenery, biodiversity, and stories of bravery. Three Rocks Trail leads you along part of the route traversed by the Wexford men during the 1798 rebellion in Wexford, while you are immersed in scenic beauty. A little adventure goes a long way!

  1. Ferrycarrig Castle (16th century) and Bridge
  2. The Crimean War Monument / Round Tower (1858)
  3. Lost Town of Carrig
  4. Carrig Church and Graveyard –
  5. 1798 Attack Site
  6. Barntown Castle (16th century)
  7. Barntown Schools and Community Hall (1871-1989)
  8. St Alphonsus Church Barntown (1848)
  9. The Village with Old School & Church
  10. The Three Rocks 1798 Campsite
  11. Carrigfoyle/ Windgap Quarry
  12. Three Rocks Battle Site
  13. 1798 Militia Burial Site
  14. Carrigfoyle Rock (Cliff Rock)
  15. Carrigshinna Rock (Rock of the Fox)
  16. Drooping Rock
  17. Clourane (Thistle top)
  18. The Raven Rock
  19. Jim Furlong’s House
  20. Skeater Rock (Bushy Summit)
  21. Carrigatinna Rock (Rock of Fire)
  22. Skeaterpark Trailhead

DON’T MISS

  • Medieval castles and monuments that mark the way
  • The lost town of Carrig
  • 1798 Rebellion attack site, battlefield, campsite and burial site
  • The stunning views across the Wexford countryside
  • Carrigfoyle Quarry

GETTING HERE

Skeaterpark Trailhead

From Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford town: Take the N25 to the Duncannon roundabout at Whitford House Hotel. Take the R733 exit for Duncannon. After approx. 6.5km, the entrance to the car park is on the right.

From Ramsgrange, Fethard and Bannow: Take the R733 to Wellingtonbridge. Continue on R733 for approx. 12.5km. Some 850m after Watt Breen’s Pub, the car park entrance is on the left.

Ferrycarrig Castle Trailhead

The car park is between the bridge and the Ferrycarrig Hotel beside Ferrycarrig Castle on the N11 on the outskirts of Wexford town.

 

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