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Wexford Area   N: Enniscorthy   Subarea
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 61, 62, 68, 69, 76, 77 
Highest place:
Slieveboy, 420m
Maximum height for area: 420 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,

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Vinegar Hill Hill Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor A name in Irish Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Intermediate volcanics Bedrock

Height: 116.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S98279 39905
Place visited by 50 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, andodenis, Dessie1, loftyobrien, wohfnow, donalhunt, Tomaquinas, jgfitz, moggy40, Ulsterpooka, melohara, simoburn, pf_irl, JoHeaney, Nakoz
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Longitude: -6.553499, Latitude: 52.502111 , Easting: 298279, Northing: 139905 Prominence: 65m,  Isolation: 8.5km
ITM: 698207 639952,   GPS IDs, 6 char: VngrHl, 10 char: VngrHil
Bedrock type: Intermediate volcanics, (in Campile Formation)

Vinegar Hill lies just 1km to the east of Enniscorthy. One of the most significant and bloody battles in Irish history took place there during the 1798 Rebellion.   Vinegar Hill is the 1499th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Vinegar Hill (<i>Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: The summit rock outcrop with some eejit on it.
 
The rest is history...
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  30 Aug 2021
The scene of a decisive defeat during the rebellion of 1798. Hugely outgunned and almost surrounded by British forces, the rebels fought heroically, and the vast bulk of them escaped through what became known as Needham's Gap, which was not a geographical gap, but a hole left in the British forces when General Needham arrived late to the battle.
A very simple and sinfully easy hill to bag. Park at car park at S98384 39999 A, which can accommodate about 50 cars. Nearby granite slabs detail the history of the location. Just beyond these a trail leads up a grassy slope to the high point, a walk of approximately two minutes. The summit is marked by a large outcrop of rock. There are fine views of the distant Blackstairs to the north west. What looks like the remains of a fort stands nearby, but was actually a windmill dating from the 17th century. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1387/comment/17710/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Vinegar Hill (<i>Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
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by eamonoc  19 Jan 2015
What to say ! an historic hill, plenty of literature written about this hill and its troubled past, the hill was the site of a battle involving over 15,000 British troops and a large contingent of United Irish rebels on June 21st 1798. The hill is well signposted from Enniscorthy town, I was able to drive to S98384 39999 A. Parking here for any amount of cars in a well made large carpark. There is a monument here commemorating the battle, behind it is a really well made path that leads to the top, a stroll of about 5mins. There is the remains of an old windmill and a small prominent rocky outcrop at the top of the hill, fantastic views of surrounding countryside and a bird`s eye view of Enniscorthy, if you happen to be in the area well worth a visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1387/comment/17807/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Vinegar Hill (<i>Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Climbing boots not required!
 
Go on, it's a cracker!
by paddyhillsbagger  5 Jan 2016
A lovely little hill to kick off 2016 with. The sun even came out! Didn't need to change out of my party gear. Marvelous views for such a small outcrop. Well worth a visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1387/comment/18418/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Vinegar Hill (<i>Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: View looking south east 2 hours after dawn.
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by donalhunt  13 Aug 2020
Nice views for an early stroll. This "peak" won't challenge very many. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1387/comment/20855/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Vinegar Hill (<i>Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Tower at the summit
 
Steeped in history.
by TommyV  5 Nov 2018
The history of this place takes precedence over the actual scenery but there are lovely views over the town of Enniscorthy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1387/comment/20200/
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