St Clomaun’s Way 

Riverside Walk, Duncormick

Grade:         Easy

Distance:  1.5km

Waymarking: Red

Trailhead:   Car Park beside the bridge

Sat Nav: 52.2279, -6.6569

Parking:  Small Car Park at the trailhead

Path along St Clomaun's Way

Trail Description

St Clomaun’s Way is a scenic walk in the historic village of Duncormick. It starts at Duncormick Bridge and winds along the River Muck arriving at an ancient holy well. This linear walk is 1.5km long. It traces the river along through a hazel grove and eventually arrives at an ancient well situated on the river bank. St Clomauns Well was first discovered early in the 20th Century. In 1954 during renovation, an old stone was found with the inscription “1696 and the letters RC” – this is still visible at the back of the well. The inscription seems to indicate that the origin of the well dates back a few hundred years. It was visited often because it was believed to have had a cure for headaches. In 2014 a walkway was developed and opened to the public and it is a much used and enjoyed facility today. It is a wonderful area for nature and biodiversity. In the display window at the entrance to the walk – you can see examples of flora and fauna that have been spotted along the route.


Don't Miss...

  • The ancient well
  • Three span stone bridge
  • Use the “Hide” to study life along the river eg. Waterhens, ducks and swans

Useful Trail Information

OSI Discovery Map Series: 77

Grid Reference: S 918 092

Ascent: 20m

Walking time: 30 minutes

Format: Linear

Surface: Mixed surfaces

Gates/Stiles: Yes – at the start

Start/Finish: The bridge in Duncormick village.

Equipment Recommended: No special equipment required


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage:

Picnic Area: Picnic area in car park or relax on benches provided along the walk

Public Toilets: No

Facilities: Village pub. Nearby villages: Carrig-On-Bannow, Rathangan, Kilmore Quay

Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times. You must clean up after your dog if it fouls in a public place.

Getting Here

Duncormick is on the R736.

Heading East: From Wellingtonbridge, follow the R736 through Carrig-on-Bannow until you arrive in Duncormick. The trailhead car park is on the right before crossing the bridge at the entrance to the village.

Heading West: From Tagoat, follow the R736 through Bridgetown and Baldwinstown until you arrive in Duncormick village. Drive through the village, over the bridge and the trailhead car park is on the left. 

From Wexford town, take the exit for Johnstown Castle off the bypass, continue past the castle through Murrintown village, continuing on this road for several kilometres until you come to a T-junction. Turn left. Arriving in Baldwinstown village, turn right at the crossroads in the heart of the village onto the R736. Continue until you arrive in in Duncormick village. Drive through the village, over the bridge and the trailhead car park is on the left. 

Trail Grades

Trail grades give an indication of what to expect when out on a trail.  The grade will give an idea of  the level of fitness and ability required to use the trail.  

Before attempting a trail, it is important to consider the grading to ensure it matches your ability and level of fitness. 

Wexford Walking Trails are graded by Sport Ireland according to their criteria which is explained here. 


Flat smooth trails, suitable for all users including people with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, people with a vision impairment, using crutches, with a buggy, with small children, older people and so on. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland


These trails may have some climbs and may have an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks, etc. The routes are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience.  Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended. Source : Sport Ireland


Generally flat trails with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. These trails are generally suitable for family groups including children and older people. Normal outdoor footwear can be worn. Source : Sport Ireland


These are physically demanding trails, which will typically have some sections with steep climbs for long periods and the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles.  Suitable for users accustomed to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required. Source : Sport Ireland