Kilmuckridge Morriscastle

Grade:        Easy

Distance:    3km (linear trail) or 6km loop

Waymarking:    Red

Trailhead:   Kilmuckridge Village

Sat Nav:    52.5137 -6.2831

Parking:    Free parking available in Kilmuckridge and Morriscastle Strand

Trail Description

The Kilmuckridge to Morriscastle walking trail is a safe, buggy friendly and wheelchair accessible trail. This scenic route  links our friendly village to the coastal resort that is home to the blue flag beach of Morriscastle. Enjoy breath taking coastal views in the rolling agricultural fields along our trail while discovering heritage points on the way.

Morriscastle beach has long been regarded as one of Ireland’s top beaches stretching for over 20kms along the Wexford coast and is known as the ‘Golden Mile’. The beach is renowned for bass fishing from the shore, with large numbers of beach anglers visiting every year and has played host to ‘The World Angling Championships’. Morriscastle has a Beach Buggy initiative which ensures accessibility and inclusion for all. Find out more about our Beach Buggy  at


Don't Miss...

  • A relaxing beverage or lunch in one of the local, friendly coffee shops or local hotel.
  • Kilmuckridge village with its array of shops and eateries.
  • Landscaped picnic area on the western approach to the village.
  • 15 points of heritage along the walking trail.
  • Beautiful views of Wexford’s coastline.
  • Facilities and refreshments in Morriscastle Beach Resort including surf hire and wetsuits.

Useful Trail Information

BOSI Discovery Map Series  69

Grid Reference:   T 165 416

Ascent:    8m

Walking time:  80 minutes (return)

Format: Linear

Surface:  Concrete Footpath

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish: Kilmuckridge Village

Equipment Recommended: No special equipment required


Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area:  Kilmuckridge village

Public Toilets:  Morriscastle Car Park

Facilities:  Available in both Kilmuckridge and Morriscastle.

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

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