Wexford Walking Trail welcomes you to our sixth annual festival! Join us on Culture Night for the launch of our festival in the Thatch Pub, Kiltealy.
Meet at the Thatch Pub, Kiltealy. (Y21 AX53) From 6.30pm – 7.30pm enjoy exhibits in the Stable Yard. Meet with our local artists and crafts people, sample local honey from the Blackstairs Beekeepers, taste some local baking, read about the history of our area and more. Artists & exhibitors include:
Nadia Corridan Artist, Aiseling Noone Artist, Sylvia Hemingway Artist, Desmond McCarthy Artist, Pink Nelly, Niall Deacon Sculpture, Carmel Sanchez, Sharanne Long Visual Artist, Enchanted Garden Statues, Meadow Breeze Floral Art, The Turning Wizard, Martin & Lil O’ Leary Pure Wexford Local Honey, Paul Byrne Honey, Kearns Fruit Farm, Regan Organic Farm, Paul O’ Brien Craft Butcher.
Trail Walk 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Level of difficulty: moderate Length of walk: 7.5km
CULLENTRA TRAIL, KILTEALY: Launching the Wexford Walking Festival Weekend, the Cullentra trail begins and ends in Kiltealy village. It is a diverse trail that takes in country lanes, follows a mass path across fields, ascends to the higher country, to the forests and a viewing point, before looping back to the village again. Please bring a torch.
RECEPTION AND FESTIVAL LAUNCH by Billy Byrne, Tourism Officer, Wexford County Council. 9:30pm, the Thatch Pub, Kiltealy.
Join us for refreshments and a social, musical, friendly evening on the slopes of the Blackstairs Mountains.
The Festival continues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September. Saturday morning sees us still in the north of the county, visiting Coolmelagh on the Bunclody-Carnew road for its Gibbet Hill walk. Lunch and the afternoon’s walk will take us to nearby Askamore for its trail up the slopes of
Sliabh Bhuí. Sunday morning will bring walkers on the Carrickbyrne trail, near Newbawn. Please visit the website for more information about the festival.
Wexford Walking Trail is a County Wexford based network of the best of local trails, showcasing a range of walks throughout the county – from mountain, coastal and forest to heritage walks reflecting the rich tapestry of our natural and built heritage. We are a member of Wexford Trails, comprised of Craft, Heritage, Garden, Cycling and Walking Trails. For more information please see www.wexfordtrails.ie
of our network of walks across the county.