Good to Know

Sat Nav:   52.236, -6.837*

OSI Discovery Map Series: 76

Grid Reference: S 79 5101

Guided Tours: Y

Parking: Y

Good to Know

*These co-ordinates direct you to the front entrance of the Abbey to avoid unsurfaced lanes. Continue to the trailhead near the Abbey to start your walk.

Tintern Abbey


A Cistercian abbey, founded c.1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. It was partly converted into living quarters after 1541, and further adapted over the centuries. The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th Century until the 1960s.

Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Guided Tours: On request

Opening Times:  Seasonal
Check Heritage Ireland website for details

Entrance Fee:  Yes
Check Heritage Ireland website for details


Tintern Walking Trails

Gardener’s Trail – This walk starts at Tintern Abbey. Cross the Tintern River via the old stone bridge and enjoy the mixed woodland containing 200-year-old beech trees. About half way, discover the Colclough Walled Garden (admission charge). This trail is suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.

Tintern Demesne Trail – This walk along the Tintern River and around the demesne boundary.

Bannow Bay Trail – Starting at the abbey, your walk will take in the old estate village of Saltmills, follow the edge of Bannow Bay.  Follow the road uphill to a crossroads, turn left, and eventually cross the L4041 road. Climb over the stile and a tranquil leafy lane returns you to the trailhead.

Foxboro Trail – This woodland trail along the Tintern river includes some climbs. It offers a pleasant serene landscape and the combination of drifts of ferns, bluebells and wild garlic makes this a stunning walk in springtime.

Full details including map can be found here:  Wexford Walking Trail – Tintern Walking Trails


Continue along the Norman Way…

Heading East: Bannow     Heading West: Fethard Motte & Castle