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Carrickbyrne Hill 233m,
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jgfitz: Track 4638 in area near Carrickbyrne Hill, Wexford (Ireland)
Carraigbyrne Hill - easy circuit, difficult summit
Length: 6.5km, Creator time taken: 2h 7m, Ascent: 200m,
Descent: 207m

Places: Start at S8282923969, Carrickbyrne Hill, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Obscured views from the summit
This circuit is heavily wooded in places, but it's a good track and good views open up on the North-West towards the Blackstairs. It is rather short for a decent hike. Having completed most of the circuit clockwise, I selected a narrow trail towards the summit from the eastern side, chosen because it seemed to be the shortest route. Whilst the summit was accessible from there, the trail was somewhat overgrown, and briars were emerging that could prove challenging in the high growth season. The view from the summit was somewhat obscured by trees.
Descending again and approaching the trailhead, I sought out the infamous Beale's Barn at Scullabogue, where local loyalists had been detained during the 1798 rebellion. After the bloody defeat of the rebels at New Ross on 5 June 1798, later that day many of the male prisoners in the barn were taken out and shot, and the barn still containing men, women and children was then set on fire. Deaths are estimated at 100 to 200. The local rebel leader, Bagenal Harvey, resigned in disgust two days later. I failed to find the location of this barn, but I did learn that there is a plaque at the nearly St. Mary's Church, Old Ross where many of the victims are buried. Subsequent desk research confirmed that the barn still stands but it is located in a farm yard (reports that it was demolished are incorrect. It was "rediscovered" in 2017). The location was not provided in any reports that I read, probably deliberately, but with further persistence I finally discovered it on an old map. Let's just say that the barn, still in remarkably good condition apparently, is located approximately 1 km south-east of the trailhead.

Uploaded on: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 (20:26:34)
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Comment created by simon3 2022-Apr-05
This is a most interesting track and story.

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Your time to complete will depend on your speed plus break time and your mode of transport. For walkers: Naismith's rule, an approximate though often inaccurate estimate, suggests a time of 1h 38m + time stopped for breaks
NOTE: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.

* Note: A GPS Height in the elevation profile is sourced from the device that recorded the track. An "SRTM" height is derived from a model of elevations for parts of the earth. More detail

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