Siúl Ladhrú Trail

Grade:         Moderate

Distance:  7.4km / 4.6 miles

Waymarking: Purple

Trailhead:  Blackwater Village bridge

Sat Nav: 
Blackwater(Start): 52.446963, -6.347598
Unyoke (End):  52.453828, -6.400762

Parking: Church Car Park in Blackwater Village

Trail Description

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.


Don't Miss...

  • 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

Format: Linear

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

Picnic Area:  

Public Toilets: 

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.

Blackwater Forest Trail Map

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

Other Walking Trails Nearby

Blackwater Forest Trail

Raven Point Wood

Oulart Hill


wexford walking trails brand illustration

Getting Here

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.