Places to visit around Foulksmills

 

Hook Lighthouse Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Tintern Abbey Tintern Abbey

Dunbrody Famine Ship Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience

Ballycross Apple Farm Ballycross Apple Farm

JFK Arboretum John F Kennedy Arboretum

Johnstown Castle Johnstown Castle – Estate, Museum & Gardens

Ballyhack Castle Ballyhack Castle

Enniscorthy Castle Enniscorthy Castle

National Heritage Park The Irish National Heritage Park

The Irish Experience Fethard on Sea Sea Cave Kayaking Wexford, Ireland – The Irish Experience

Min Ryan Playground Min Ryan Park

The Saltee Sauna Kilmore Quay Saltee Sauna

Dunbrody Abbey Dunbrody Abbey

Visit Wexford Website Visit Wexford

 

Walks

 

Carraigbyrne Hill (7km from Foulksmills) is a public woodland. The geology of the hill is Ordovician granite – these rocks were formed during volcanic activity about 400 million years ago. Carrickbyrne Hill features three looped Slí na Sláinte routes individually waymarked – starting at the trailhead in the main car park/picnic area. These routes provide 12.5km of mixed forest trails offering breath-taking views of Mount Leinster, the Blackstairs and the surrounding countryside.

Carrickbyrne Hill – Wexford Walking Trails

 

Duncannon to Ballyhack Coastal Walk (20km from Foulksmills) The trail looks across to Passage and Crooke and further down the harbour to Woodstown strand. On the left-hand side of the harbour is Duncannon. Along the trail, one can also visit Glen Bay – sit and enjoy the view.

Duncannon to Ballyhack – Wexford Walking Trails

 

Slieve Coillte Hill Walk (18.5km from Foulksmills) The hill is the highest point on the Hook peninsula, with an elevation of 268.5 metres (881 ft). A 3 kilometres road leads to a viewpoint on the summit. The road is accessible by car. Across the road is the JFK Arboretum.

Sliabh Coillte

 

Edenvale, Edenvale River and Forest Walk (26km from Foulksmills) is a forested area that is situated 1km outside of Castlebridge. The area is popular amongst local dog walkers, fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers, as it provides a peaceful walking trail that runs alongside The River Sow.

Edenvale, Wexford

 

Forth Mountain 3 Rocks Trail (15km from Foulksmills) The 3 Rocks Trail, takes in the landmarks and landscape, from Ferrycarrig to Barntown and over Forth Mountain to find breath-taking 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.

Forth Mountain Trail – Wexford Walking Trails

 

Raven Point Nature Reserve Walk (37km from Foulksmills) The walk runs through sand dunes with woodlands mainly of pine trees. The fields adjoining the forest to the west are the North Slob lands, home to wild goose populations in winter. The trees are mainly Corsican pines with areas of other species.

Raven Point Wood – Wexford Walking Trails

 

Tintern Trails (13km from Foulksmills) A haven for wildlife, all trails in the Tintern Demense allows amazing views of Tintern Abbey. The Coulough walled garden is not to be missed. Walked are graded – easy, moderate and strenuous

Tintern Trails – Wexford Walking Trails

 

Local Beaches

 

Beaches – Duncannon, Booley Bay, Dollar Bay, Cullenstown Strand, Blackhall, Carnivan, Baginbun, Fethard, Grand, Kilmore Quay, Rosslare strand, St. Helen’s and Curracloe

 

Places to Stay

 

Mill Farm Cottages, Foulksmills Village Mill Farm Cottages

Bridge House, Bed and Breakfast Foulksmills Village Bridge House B & B

Stay in Foulksmills Airbnb, Foulksmills Village Stay in Foulksmills Airbnb

Horetown House (2.8km) Horetown House

Rosegarland Estate (5km) Rosegarland Estate

 

Places to Eat

 

Foulksmills Feast in Flavour

The Horse and Hound Hotel 9km Horse & Hound Hotel

The Hollow Bar Seafood Restaurant, Ramsgrange (16km)

Roche’s Bar, Duncannon (20km) Roches Bar

The Strand, Duncannon (20km) The Strand, Duncannon

Aldridge Lodge, Duncannon (19km) Aldridge Lodge Restaurant and Guest Accommodation

Mary Barry’s Seafood Restaurant, Kilmore Village (23km) Mary Barry’s

The Little Saltee Chipper, Kilmore Quay (25km) The Little Saltee – Takeaway & Restaurant

The Brandon House Hotel and Solas Croí Spa, New Ross (18km) Brandon House Hotel

Nutshell Cafe, New Ross (18km) Nutshell Cafe