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Bree Hill - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bree Hill, Bree, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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About Bree Hill

Bree Hill is a Coillte forest which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value. The geology of the hill is Ordovician rhyolite, a silica rich rock which was produced by a volcanic eruption roughly 400 million years ago. During this period the newly formed hill was probably a small island surrounded by a warm, tropical sea.


Attractions Near Bree Hill

Enniscorthy Castle
Enniscorthy Castle7.71km from Bree Hill

Enniscorthy Castle is situated in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Construction on the castle commenced in the late 1190s and was first occupied by its Norman owners in 1203 A.D. Now restored and updated, the castle is now home to a new visitor experience that showcases the history of the town and its imposing castle.The Castle has been home to Norman Knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families and today features interactive exhibitions suitable for all ages

St Aidan's Cathedral
St Aidan's Cathedral7.75km from Bree Hill

A majestic cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns, which was located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, in Ireland. The saint to whom the cathedral is dedicated is Máedóc of Ferns, also known as Áedan or Aidan, who died in 626, and not to be confused with St. Aidan of Lindisfarne , an Irish missionary who died in 651. Notable features include the façade, a reredos carved from Caen stone and a great north window with intricate stone tracery.

Three Rocks Trail - Trail Head
Three Rocks Trail - Trail Head12.5km from Bree Hill

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.

Irish National Heritage Park
Irish National Heritage Park12.54km from Bree Hill

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.

Barntown Castle
Barntown Castle12.98km from Bree Hill

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.

Carrickbyrne Hill
Carrickbyrne Hill13.44km from Bree Hill

A majestic woodland of oak wood 23km from Wexford Town in County Wexford. It is set on a hard volcanic outcrop that resisted the weathering process and now stands out on the otherwise low lying flat landscape.

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Wexford
Wexford
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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.

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