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Wexford Area   NE: Wexford East  Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 61, 62, 68, 69, 76, 77, EW-B, EW-B 
Highest place:
Slieveboy, 420m
Maximum height for area: 420 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,

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Carrigroe Hill Hill An Charraig Rua A name in Irish An Charraig Rua [], 'the red rock’ Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 232m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 69 Grid Reference: T09293 49766
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: MartaD, Pepe, loftyobrien, Mark_Devlin, simoburn, JoHeaney, liz50, thomas_g, danielb, chalky, jlk, eamonoc, Trailtrekker, Fergalh, paddyhillsbagger
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Longitude: -6.38811, Latitude: 52.588612 , Easting: 309293, Northing: 149766 Prominence: 217m,  Isolation: 8.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709220 649812,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrgrHl, 10 char: CrgrHil
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Campile Formation)

Carrigroe is a small hill eight miles inland from the sea, which commands a widespread view of the coastal plain between Courtown and Wexford Harbour and looks westward over the pleasant countryside surrounding Ferns… On the last Sunday of July, known as Fraughan Sunday, people went to the hill to pick berries... On top of the hill is a cleft rock called the Giant's Bed (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa', p. 229).   Carrigroe Hill is the 1331th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Carrigroe Hill (<i>An Charraig Rua</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Limestone cliffs of Carrigroe Hill.
Easy walk but no summit views.
by simon3  9 May 2010
Access and parking is from T0952150139 starA where perhaps half a dozen cars can park and you can walk up a forest road. Keep left at the first small and next larger junction T09425001 starB in the forest roads. Follow the forest road until it stops then take a well trodden foot path through the trees. This will bring you progressively nearer. When you are about 140m away (SE of the top) you should see a small sign for "Walk 1" - this takes you on a less defined steeply rising track mostly through mature trees.
The top doesn't have much of a view from the trig pillar.
Much of the wooded summit area and slopes leading up to it such as the west have been harvested and replanted. However the ground is, as of 2010, covered by briers and furze which is extremely difficult to push through. Stick to roads and paths which are perfectly feasible. A local man told me that there is a walk right around the summit and certainly there is an apparent continuation of the path to the summit leading NW which presumably joins up with forest roads.
The exposed rock on Carrigroe is some form of limestone.
Scene of rebel activity in the rebellion of 1798, an attack launched from here was one of the occasions that the rebels were initially successful. Linkback:
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Picture: Carrigroe Trig Pillar
A quick Stroll in Wexford Hills.
by Dessie1  26 Apr 2011
Walked Carrigroe on Easter Sunday.Approached from carpark area T0952150139 starA and followed sweeping track until it came to a junction.Take the smaller track to the left which will bring you through some forestry with white marks sprayed on the trees to guide you to the hidden summit with trig pillar. No views at the summit as it surrounded by trees but nice views on route to top.30 mins up and down no problem. Linkback:
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Picture: Which way?
Looking for a sign!
by eamonoc  7 Jan 2014
Ascended Carrigroe on Thursday 2/01/2014. Started at T0952150139 starA, followed Dessie1`s excellent directions into the forest and saw a green sign with 1 on it. I followed in the direction it pointed towards into a lovely wooded area, easily negoitated between the mature trees and was looking for the white markers. I could spot none so after about two minutes walking I headed steeply uphill towards a large Limestone boulder and I spotted another Green sign with the number three on it sitting in a hollow of a tree. I kept going uphill and eventually came out into a small cllearing where I was able to follow the faint traces of a path to the Trig point. Retraced my steps back to the tree with Green sign 1 on it and found another broken sign with the number two on it. Even without the signs the route to the summit is fairly straighforward. Linkback:
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