Siúl Ladhrú Trail
Distance: 7.4km / 4.6 miles
Trailhead: Blackwater Village bridge
Blackwater(Start): 52.446963, -6.347598
Unyoke (End): 52.453828, -6.400762
Parking: Church Car Park in Blackwater Village
Siúl Ladhrú: Blackwater to Unyoke
Very few trails can boast such a combination of Heritage and points of interest as Siúl Ladhrú. From a three hundred year old ‘Evergreen Oak’ ancient ‘Mass path’, beautiful church, not to mention walking in the footsteps of the mystical Ladhrú. Wander at your leisure by green pastures serene lakes through Wexford’s famous ‘Came and Kettle’ country.
- St. Brigid’s Church. The beautiful Carolina Pine ceiling in St. Brigid’s Church was made by a local craftsman, James Shipley (1850 -1926). It was erected in 1899. Other examples of Shipley’s work include the Bishop’s Chair and the Stations of the Cross in the Church.
- Killila Graveyard
- Sinnott’s Corn Mill
- Cros Ladhrú
- Kame & Kettle Landscape
- Ancient Mass Path
- Site of Thirteen Evictions
- Móinín Buí Burial Ground
- Site of 1886 Eviction
Useful Trail Information
SI Discovery Map Series 69
Grid Reference: T 086 348
Walking time: 1hr 50mins
Surface: Mixed surfaces, mainly public road
Start/Finish: Church Car Park, Blackwater Village / The Trading Post Car and Caravan Park in the Unyoke
Equipment Recommended: Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended for a moderate grade trail.
Other Useful Information
Mobile Coverage: Generally Good
Facilities: Facilities (refreshments and toilets) are available in Blackwater village and the Unyoke.
Dogs: Dogs must be kept under control at all times. If your dog fouls in a public place, then you must clean up after it.
1. St. Brigid’s Church
2. Killila Graveyard
3. Sinnott’s Corn Mill
4. Cros Ladhrú
5. Kame & Kettle Landscape
6. Ancient Mass Path
7. Site of Thirteen Evictions
8. Móinín Buí Burial Ground
9. Site of 1886 Eviction
Directions From Wexford town: From Wexford town take the R741 over Wexford bridge towards Castlebridge. After approximately 3.5km, turn right at the junction signposted Curracloe onto the R742. Continue for 13km on this road, through Curracloe village until you reach Blackwater village.