Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017: Friday Sept 29th–Sunday Oct 1st

Wexford Walking Trail welcome you to our fourth annual festival, giving you a flavour of Wexford’s stunning coastline and historic sites along the south-east tip of Ireland. Wexford Walking Trail is a County Wexford based network showcasing a range of trails throughout the county – from mountain, coastal and forest to heritage walks reflecting the rich tapestry of our natural and built heritage. In organising this year’s festival Wexford Walking Trails would like to highlight our unique coastal ecosystems and our maritime heritage. The richness and diversity of Wexford’s heritage will be vividly conveyed through our series of guided walks which will take place over this festival weekend. We hope you enjoy what we have planned for this weekend and remember, this is just a flavour of Wexford and its trails.

Friday 29th September 2017

5:15PM – Maritime Walking Trail in Rosslare Harbour
Led by John Boyce and Micheal Delaney who will share stories of Rosslare Harbour’s rich maritime heritage and give a tour of Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat. (Hi-viz jackets are required and some will be available but please bring your own if possible.)

Registration at 5.15pm – Meet at the Viewing Point (Walking Trailhead: Go past Supervalu heading towards the harbour and it is immediately on the left.)


7:15PM Reception and festival launch in the Rosslare Maritime Heritage Centre, Rosslare Harbour.
Join us for refreshments and a brief history of the Centre.

Saturday 30th September 2017

10:00AM Ballyteigue Burrow, Kilmore Quay
This guided 2-hour walk along one of the finest sand dune systems in Ireland is accompanied by the ecologist Jim Hurley. Grade: Easy. (4.5km walk)
Registration at 10:00am – Meet at the car park beside the playground in Kilmore Quay.


2:30PM Tintern Trails
The Foxboro / River Trail combination includes a stroll through the Colclough Walled Gardens.
Grade: Easy to moderate. (8km walk)
Complimentary refreshments in the Colclough Memorial Hall, Saltmills including a photographic introduction to Tintern.
Registration at 2.30pm at the Vine Cottage car park in Saltmills.


7:00PM Dinner – Neville’s Bar, Fethard
Special rate of €20.00 for 2 course meal with tea/coffee. Please confirm your booking by 28th Sept 2017 

9:45PM Tintern Trail – Walk in the dark experience
Head torches and high-viz jackets advisable. Grade: Easy to moderate. (5km walk)
Registration at 9.45pm at Vine Cottage car park in Saltmills.

Sunday 1st October 2017

10:00AM – New Ross: Lacken Hill – Millstream Trail
A guided 4-hour looped walk by The Ponds, to the Dunbrody Forest and the summit of Lacken Hill. Return walk to Mannion’s Pub. Grade: Easy to moderate. (15km walk) Complimentary refreshments at Mannion’s Pub.
Registration at 10.00am at Mannion’s Pub, New Ross. (off the N30)
After the walk enjoy a stroll in the gardens at Woodville House. (€2 entry) 


12:00 Noon – Dunbrody Forest
A 40-minute forest walk. Grade easy. Optional botanical treasure hunt for children. Face painting with Craft Central. (€2 per child)


2:30PM Ros Tapestry Guided Tour
A tale told in thread. (€5 – booking essential)

We would like to thank our sponsor:



Aldridge Lodge Aldridge, Duncannon  051 389 116

Arthur’s Rest Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 192

Clifford House, Rosslare Harbour  053 913 3226

GrangeVille B & B,  Fethard on Sea  087 364 1540

Haven Lodge Farmhouse Rochestown, Wellingtonbridge 051 561 319

Hook Head Guest House, Hook Head, Fethard on Sea  086 089 7915

Marsh Mere Lodge Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 186

River Valley Farmhouse Ballylannon, Wellingtonbridge 051 561 354

Sanibel B & B, Booley Hill, Fethard on Sea 087 702 9271



Arthur’s Rest Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 192

Duncannon Holiday Park Duncannon, New Ross 051 389 707

Grange Court Holiday Cottages Grange, Fethard-on-Sea 087 248 0695


Dunbrody Country House Hotel Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 600

Glendine Country House Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 500

Horetown House Foulksmills, Co. Wexford 051 565 633

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens Campile, New Ross 051 388 109


Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour 053 913 3110

Fort Conan Hotel Duncannon, New Ross 051 389 163

Brandon House Hotel New Ross 051 421 703

Horetown House Foulksmills, Co. Wexford 051 565 633

Dunbrody Country House Hotel Arthurstown, New Ross 051 389 601

For more options please check out Visit Wexford


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