Three Rocks Trail

Grade:         Moderate

Trailhead:   Ferrycarrig or Skeaterpark

Sat Nav:
Ferrycarrig Trailhead: 52.3517, -6.5094
Skeaterpark Trailhead: 52.293, -6.580

OSI Discovery Map Series 77

Grid Reference: SL 930 822

Parking: At the trailheads and at intervals across the route.

Carrigfoyle Quarry Lake

Trail Description

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 breath-taking 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!

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

Useful Trail Information

Distance:  13km (8 miles)

Ascent: 205 metres

Walking time:  3.5 to 4 hours

Waymarking: Navy

Format: Linear

Surface: Combination or road, footpath and Hardcore path

Gates/Stiles: No

Start/Finish: Ferrycarrig/Skeaterpark

Equipment Recommended: Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended for a moderate grade trail.

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Other Useful Information

Mobile Coverage: Generally Good

Picnic Area: 

Public Toilets: None

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

Public Transport:

Drooping Rock on Forth Mountain
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  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

Other Walking Trails Nearby

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Getting Here

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

Skeaterpark Trailhead : The car park is on the R733, 6.5km from Wexford town and 12km from Wellingtonbridge.  Coming from Wexford town, take the R733 exit for Duncannon from the roundabout at Whitford House Hotel and continue for 6.5km where you will find the car park on the righthand side.

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. 

Easy

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

Moderate

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