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South Wexford Area
Maximum height for area: 268.5 metres,   Summits in area: 6,   Maximum prominence for area: 187.5 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, 69, 76, 77 For all tops   Highest summit: Slievecoiltia, 268.5m
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Carrickbyrne Hill Hill Carraig Bhrain A name in Irish
(Ir. Carraig Bhrain [logainm.ie], 'Bran's rock') Wexford County, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 234m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 76 Grid Reference: S83039 24946 This summit has been logged as climbed by 29 members. Recently by: Pepe, Kennyj, Garmin, jlk, Roen, eamonoc, chalky, Gobbledygook, tbenney, Ann-P, Fergalh, durandii, Geansai, itsjustabighill, wwwalker
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Longitude: -6.781579, Latitude: 52.370245 , Easting: 283039, Northing: 124946 Prominence: 150m,   Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 682970 624996,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc234, 10 char: CrckbyrHil
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Campile Formation)

Carrickbyrne Hill, 7 miles east of New Ross, may be the modern name of Aird Leamhnachta, a height which is the subject of a Dindshenchas poem, in which it is said to be in Uí Cheinnselaig (HDGP). See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 227-28) for details of the festive assembly which took place on the Carrickbyrne Hill on 'Rock Sunday' or 'Fraughan Sunday' in mid-July. A grassy sward on its summit is called the Green Loft.   Carrickbyrne Hill is the third highest hill in the South Wexford area and the 1315th highest in Ireland.

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An easy ramble .. by group   (Show all for Carrickbyrne Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrickbyrne Hill in area South Wexford, Ireland
Picture: View of the Blackstairs from Carrickbyrne hill
 
wicklore on Carrickbyrne Hill, 2009
by wicklore  10 Nov 2009
Just off the N25 there is a car park and information board at S 828 240 (OS map 76). It is possible to drive further up the track to another car park in the forest. I had earlier tried to park on another public track at S 829 245 C, but there appears to be a car dealer who had the track blocked.

The forest tracks on the map were accurate on the ground, and I used them to reach the col between Carrickbyrnes two summits. From the car this was only a 15 minute stroll. I made a logical guess that I would find a track at the col leading to the higher summit. This proved to be the case and Im sure it prevented a lot of scrabbling about in the dense undergrowth that flourishes here. This track is narrow and there are briars and gorse with some ducking and disentangling to be done, but it will lead all the way to the ragged Wexford flag which flutters from a tree near the summit Trig Pillar. The summit is a few outcrops with tangled undergrowth and forestry below. The best views are of the Blackstairs to the North and Slievecoiltia to the SW.

Back at the col at S825 246 there is a track shown on the map which heads into the forestry heading just below the second summit. I followed this to add variety to the walk. I was surprised when it led to a clearing in the forest with some benches and an inscribed rock with a 1798 memorial. It read: - CAMPFIELD. In this field, also known as the Oak Grove, the United Irish Insurgents, under the command of Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey, assembled on the 4th June 1798 to prepare for the battle of New Ross -

This was interesting, not least because on Slievecoiltia a few kilometres to the SW is an inscribed stone which describes how Bagenal Harvey resigned his command on or around the 7th June a few days later!

Carrickbyrne is a pleasant little hill and there were many other Sunday strollers about. The forest tracks appear to be accurate, but there is the bonus of the unmarked trail which leads to the summit from the col. This trail wouldnt be suitable those in their Sunday best though! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1018/comment/4265/
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Handy walk .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Carrickbyrne Hill)
 
Leave the Machete at Home .. by Pepe   (Show all for Carrickbyrne Hill)
 
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