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wicklore: Track 2471 in area near Oulart Hill, North Wexford (Ireland)
Modern-day Newgrange in the Wexford Hills
Length: 2.2km, Creator time taken: 42m50s, Ascent: 13m,
Descent: 17m

Places: Start at T08434 41175, Oulart Hill, end at Start
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There are two points of interest on Oulart. The first is the natural summit which is across a wheat field and found at the junction of four fields in the corner. To reach this head north west long the road out of Oulart until you reach the Oulart Hill car park. Head through the gap in the hedge and across the field to the north. The summit trig pillar is amongst a scattering of high grass and brambles in the north west corner of the field. The second, much more interesting, point of interest is the large monument built to commemorate the battle of Oulart Hill in May 1798. From the car park follow the path to the monument. It is like a modern-day Newgrange - a large grassy mound with a hollow paved centre and 'split' in two so that you can see the sky. The path has many large rocks engraved with the names of townlands from where the rebles hailed who fought in the battle of 1798. A place of reflection and solitude, and absolutely empty when I was there (In August 2012). I got the feeling it's not a busy place, yet it's a most remarkable piece of modern architecture and a memorial to a key time in Irish history. So when you visit Oulart Hill, after visiting the summit, make sure to take the time to visit the monument.

Uploaded on: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 (19:25:19)
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