Good to Know
Sat Nav: 52.236, -6.837
*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.
OSI Discovery Map Series: 76
Grid Reference: S 795 101
Guided Tours: Y (Tintern Abbey)
- A Cistercian abbey (seasonal visitor centre).
- Colclough Walled Garden – a restored, working, Georgian walled garden (open all year).
- A haven for wildlife.
- The nearby village of Fethard on Sea with its amenities and beaches.
- Heritage features including the remnants of an 18th century demesne.
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
Tintern Walking Trails
A haven for wildlife, all trails in the Tintern Demense will enable you to not only enjoy breathtaking views of Tintern Abbey but will also bring you on a voyage of discovery through woodlands where natures bounty is as its best. The beautiful walled garden is a gem and not to be missed is the old estate village of Saltmills. Pleasant and serene landscapes with drifts of ferns, bluebells and wild garlic in the Spring, where else would you want to be?