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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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Tara Hill Hill Torrchoill A name in Irish, also Fordrum an extra name in English (Ir. Torrchoill [logainm.ie], 'tor-wood') Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 253m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T20535 62332
Place visited by 68 members. Recently by: childminder05, mickhanney, MartaD, Jonesykid, Pepe, SenanFoley, pinchy, arthurdoylephoto, loftyobrien, oreills8, Cormacg, eugeneryan959, Aciddrinker, simoburn, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -6.217719, Latitude: 52.69912 , Easting: 320535, Northing: 162332 Prominence: 198m,  Isolation: 10.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 720460 662378,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrHl, 10 char: Tara Hill
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Campile Formation)

Contrary to appearances this name has nothing to do with the word Teamhair that occurs in Tara, Co. Meath, nor even with the Eng. word 'hill'. Name Fordrum noted on Wexford Coastal Path display.   Tara Hill is the 1276th highest place in Ireland. Tara Hill is the most easterly summit and also the second most northerly in the Wexford area.

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Coastal Views though lots of wood. .. by group   (Show all for Tara Hill (Torrchoill))
 
Tara Hill .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tara Hill (Torrchoill))
 
Although only 253 metres high, Tara Hill dominate .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tara Hill (Torrchoill))
 
Pleasant walk on a Saturday afternoon .. by hibby   (Show all for Tara Hill (Torrchoill))
 
Narrow Road but worth a Visit
by Pepe  11 Jun 2023
Followed wicklore’s instructions and parked at the double-gate. Mind you, it’s a very slender boreen that leads to that gate – it would not do to meet anything coming the other way (I was so preoccupied with the narrowness of the road I failed to notice the carpark at the foot of the hill).
Just opposite that aforementioned double-gate is a little red sign declaring ‘Mary Neale’s Spout’ marking a hillside spring. From here a delightful narrow trail leads you more or less directly up. You’ll be to the cairn and back at your car in under half an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/998/comment/23982/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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