Three Rocks Trail
Forth Mountain

(Ferrycarrig/Barntown/Forth Mountain)

1798 Monument Forth Mountain

Good to Know

Sat Nav:  Ferrycarrig Trailhead: 52.351699, -6.5094021

Skeaterpark Trailhead: 52.293, -6.580

OSI Discovery Map Series: 77

Grid Reference: SL 930 822

Guided Tours: N

Parking: Y

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
overview of carrigfoyle quarry on the Three Rocks Trail Forth Mountain

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 breathtaking 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!

Three Rock Trail map image
  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




Walking time




Three Rock Trail

13Km (8 miles)


3.5 – 4 hours




Distance: 13Km (8 miles)

Ascent: 205m

Walking time: 3.5 – 4 hours

Waymarking: Navy

Grade: Moderate

Type: Linear

Getting Here


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.