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OSI Discovery Map Series: 69

Grid Reference: S 974 394

Guided Tours: N

Parking: Y

Enniscorthy Riverside Walk

 

This scenic walk along the western bank of the River Slaney south of Enniscorthy town is a 6km round trip. The trail starts along the promenade walk at the southern end of the town and heads past a playground, crosses a footbridge at the River Urrin and follows a gravel path through a semi-wild meadow which is part of an extensive Special Area of Conservation.

The meadow plains offer views up and down the valley plus that of Brownswood House, the home of Eileen Gray, the famous furniture designer.

The trail has proved to be very popular with the public and is well used by the residents of Enniscorthy Town and visitors alike. The trail is level, with a number of benches offering a chance to rest and take in the views and tranquillity along the route.

The river and meadow are part of the Slaney River Valley Special Area of Conservation which consists of dense scrub and grass dominated with herb layers. The meadow is flanked on the western boundary by alluvial wet woodland with strands of common alder and ash trees. The river margin next to the trail supports a variety of marsh and swamp flora such as iris and aquatic plants. The river and meadow are also part of the Wexford Harbour & Slobs Special Protection Area for birds and the tranquil walk is only interrupted by the rich sound of birds and wildlife.

Full details and map can be found here:  Wexford Walking Trail – Enniscorthy Riverside

Address: The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Guided Tours: Not available

Opening Times:  All year round

Entrance Fee: Free