Outlart Hill Walking Trail
Oulart Hill, County Wexford, Ireland
Outlart Hill’s Trail comprises three walks, all centred on Oulart Hill, one of the most historic and scenic locations in Co. Wexford, the Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield. View the vast panoramas which explain the hill’s strategic military significance and why it was the site of the most influential battle of 1798. Ramble into Tulach a’ tSolais which interprets the 1790s in their particular context of the European Enlightenment.
The Unyoke Walk, through undulating farmland, includes 3 km of the actual untouched medieval Wexford-Dublin coach road – a rare experience. It passes several sites of interest, all of which are interpreted for the walker, ending in the tiny hamlet of The Unyoke which has a caravan-camping park, shop and pub.
Distance: 11.5 km (7.1 miles)
Ascent: 179 m
Walking time: 2hours 30min
Cosán na Glóire (Path of Glory) runs gently across the level summit, by the battlefield to Tulach a’ tSolais. It passes some 25 memorial stones by the pathway’s side which commemorate local heroes and the battles in which they fought in 1798.
Distance: 4.8 km (3 miles)
Walking time: 1 hour
The Jean Kennedy Smith Walk is a looped walk from the hill to Oulart the ’98 Village. See the ’98 Chapel and several sites and monuments in the
village. This walk includes both the Tree of Liberty planted by Jean Kennedy Smith in 1995 in honour of the ideals of the United Irishmen and Tulach a’tSolais for which she turned the first sod in 1998. Now you can also reflect on our national political values and aspirations in the new Mise Éire monument to the Irish Revolutionary period 1890-1922.
Distance: 0.5 km (2.7 miles)
Walking time: 15 min
If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford.
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