Forth Mountain - Things to Know Before Visiting
Forth Mtn, Forth Commons, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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About Forth Mountain
Forth Mountain is a rock outcrop rising to a height of 780 feet 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.
Attractions Near Forth Mountain
A beautiful public woodland, is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value. The geology of the hill is Ordovician granite – these rocks were formed during volcanic activity about 400 million years ago. It features three looped Slí na Sláinte routes individually waymarked – starting at the trailhead in the main car park/picnic area.
The Irish National Heritage Park is an open-air museum near Wexford which tells the story of human settlement in Ireland from the Mesolithic period right up to the Norman Invasion in 1169. It has 16 reconstructed dwellings including a mesolithic camp, a neolithic farmstead, a portal dolmen, a cyst grave, stone circle, medieval ringfort, monastic site, crannóg and a Viking harbour.
A majestic gothic castle located in County Wexford, Ireland covering 150 acre. It has 4 storeys. Interior goods include the "Apostles' Hall", with wood carvings of saints, as well as oil paintings, carved oak hall benches, mahogany billiard tables, dressing tables, upholstered sofas, fire grates and brass fenders. The former stable yard houses the Irish Agricultural Museum.
A linear trail first established in 1998 to commemorate the bicentenary of the 1798 Easter rising, it has now received a full makeover and is a most enjoyable hike. This trail leads the walker along part of the route traversed by the Wexfordmen/Pikemen during the 1798 Rebellion and passes alongside historical and archaeological landmarks, a number of which are listed monuments. There is a mixture of terrains such as country roads, pedestrian footpaths, forestry roads.
A beautiful park which was opened in May of 1931 as a memorial for Wexford-born politician and soldier, Major Willie Redmond. The park has a number of benches and picnic tables; including this make-shift chair, which was carved from the stump of a tree.
Selskar Abbey is a 12th-century structure that replaced a pre-Christian temple dedicated to Odin. The complex, which is part of the Westgate Heritage Tower, was the location where the first Anglo-Irish treaty was signed. This ecclesiastical site would have overlooked the River Slaney at the time, as the land past Redmond Square was not reclaimed until later years.
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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.