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Sat Nav: 52.293, -6.580

OSI Discovery Map Series: 77

Grid Reference: S 969 166

Guided Tours: N

Parking: Y

Forth Mountain

Forth Mountain is a rock outcrop rising to a height of 780 feet (235m) just south west of Wexford town. No other mountain in Ireland can boast of 500-600 million-year-old rock, a pivotal location in the 1798 Rebellion, the remains of houses built in the early 1900s, a grotto, and a climb of almost 235m high.

Shelmaliere Commons: The start of the trail in the New Line car park is very steep. You will pass Carrigatinna Rock on your right, one of many Cambrian quartzite mounds.

Further on, the right track takes you out to Skeator Rock where panoramic views of the Wexford coastline include Rosslare, Our Lady’s Island, Saltee Islands, Hook Head lighthouse and across into Dunmore East and the Waterford estuary.

In Pennylands, delightful viewing points include the Grotto and another near Clourane.

The Tincurra trails are a gentler gradient and you can enjoy the picturesque views of Barntown, the Blackstairs Mountains and the west of the county as you follow the trail downhill.

Full details and map can be found here:  Wexford Walking Trail – Forth Mountain

Address: The Dirr, Newline Road, Wexford

Guided Tours: Not available

Opening Times:  All year round

Entrance Fee: Free