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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 [], '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 62 members. Recently by: pinchy, arthurdoylephoto, loftyobrien, oreills8, Cormacg, eugeneryan959, Aciddrinker, simoburn, JoHeaney, Nakoz, ClareKeeley, twilawalking, liz50, Barry28213, srr45
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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)) Picture about mountain Tara Hill (<i>Torrchoill</i>) in area Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Tara Hill looking south
Tara Hill
by wicklore  2 Jan 2022
Tara Hill presents as a lovely rounded hill standing alone on the south east coast near Gorey. I explored the roads surrounding it and made the mistake of driving along the “other road” marked on the map between the graveyard at Kilcavan and Ballincarrig – this looked like a handy short cut but at times is little more than a dirt track, too narrow even for a car. However I made it and found a lovely starting point on a narrow leafy country road at T20701 61962 starA. There is a double gate leading into a field and it’s possible to park a car here without blocking access. There is a track heading up the hill at this spot, and it is marked by a wooden pole with a red arrow on it. The enigmatic words “Summit, connects walk via green link” are on a little plaque on the pole. I followed this delightful track through the trees all the way to the summit. It is narrow at times and it is necessary to either climb over or duck under fallen trees in places. The narrow track crosses a wide forestry track after a few minutes, and evidence of horse riding starts to show everywhere. A few more minutes brings you out onto the summit cairn and trig pillar at T205 623 starB. The cairn has been dismantled to create a modern circular shelter, but the trig pillar retains one of those curious benchmark plaques that pdtempan discusses in Motley Views General Forum (04-06-2008). The summit has suffered some throwing away of wrappers and drink cans. I’d say it was children due to the child-oriented nature of the said wrappers and containers – but I could be proven wrong if any adult comes forward and says “that wasn’t a child who threw that, it was me…” I was expecting the hill to be completely covered in forestry but the summit is somewhat clear, giving views to the south, east(across the sea) and north. There is a great view of Croghan Kinsella to the north. On leaving Tara Hill I came across an information board on a nearby road that described various routes around Tara Hill. I had missed it due to my earlier short-cut journey along the narrow track in my car. The routes are guided by coloured arrows on wooden poles-at least the mysterious “green link” message from the pole earlier was now explained! Linkback:
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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))
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