The Norman Way
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Location Wexford # Locations 21
Media Audio, Text, & Pictures Tour Type Biking Category Historical Places
Description The Norman Way is a heritage trail that runs along the south coast of County Wexford. Along this Wexford Trail, you will discover authentic medieval sites which will help you to understand the Norman way of life. These hidden gems of the Norman Way are waiting to be explored by you down quiet country lanes, in beautiful seaside villages and alongside stunning beaches. We have listed a host of points of interest on our tour - official points of interest along the route with interpretive panels beside them are prefaced on this GPS tour with 'TNW' meaning of course The Norman Way. The Norman Way in Wexford is a true treasure of Ireland's Ancient East. Lose yourself in this beautiful, ancient landscape as you discover the Anglo-Norman way of life in the place where it first took hold in Ireland over 800 years ago. Anyone seeking a more detailed overview of this period in history should read Billy Colfer's 2002 book, 'Arrogant Trespass', the definitive study on the Anglo-Normans in Wexford from 1169 - 1400 published by Duffry Press. We would suggest you review the tour's contents in advance and are familiar with the route. The tour is designed to run from east to west, being from Rosslare to Kilmore Quay with a nod to St. Mary's church in New Ross as well. Download the tour in a WiFi zone, ensure your GPS device's battery is fully charged for the trip and consult with your service provider in advance regarding roaming charges. A pay as you go SIM card may be the alternative to ensure any costs are capped. Full safety tips are given in the Rosslare Harbour information section of this tour. N.B. This GPS tour is subject to acceptance of the Licence of its providers which must be read and agreed to prior to commencing your route This GPS audio tour was commissioned by Wexford County Council. © 2017, John Ward t/a Racontour Productions All rights reserved.
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Ancient custom
Yola dialect
The Earl of Musgrave, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland was a man used to hearing speech...(more)

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Category: Ancient custom
Address:
Wexford Town library, Mallin St, Wexford
Phone: +353539196760
Lat: 52.209553 Lon: -6.499615
Kilmore's wooden crosses
An ancient funeral ritual said to date right back to the Anglo-Normans is still to be...(more)

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Category: Ancient custom
Address:
R739 road, North of Kilmore.
Lat: 52.206402 Lon: -6.545872
Birdwatching
Lady's Island lake birds
Stop here to read the signs informing the visitor of the wide variety of flora and fa...(more)

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Category: Birdwatching
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West of Lady's Island.
Phone: +353861637199
Alt Phone: +353539129671
Email: swc@eircom.net
Lat: 52.211992 Lon: -6.383336
The Saltee Islands
If you are a budding twitcher, no trip to these parts would be complete without a vis...(more)

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Category: Birdwatching
Phone: +353872529736
Alt Phone: +353539129684
Email: declanbates@eircom.net
URL: www.salteeislands.info/Index2.htm
Lat: 52.11764 Lon: -6.62276
Castle
TNW: Sigginstown castle
Once the Anglo-Normans had consolidated their military occupation, they started to bu...(more)

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Category: Castle
Lat: 52.205085 Lon: -6.445662
TNW: Ballyhealy castle
Anglo-Normans are so called because they'd lived in England for just over a hundred y...(more)

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Category: Castle
Lat: 52.19466 Lon: -6.532599
Derelict church and graveyard
TNW: St. Iberius's church
An ancient crucifix was found in the Lady's Island lake in the vicinity of the church...(more)

Category: Derelict church and graveyard
Address:
Broadway, Near Lady's Island.
URL: www.ourladysisland.ie/ind...
Lat: 52.217169 Lon: -6.3823
TNW: St. Catherine's church
This site is on a sharp dog leg bend some 700 metres after the Tacumshane windmill. I...(more)

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Category: Derelict church and graveyard
Address:
St. Catherine's church, Tacumshane.
Lat: 52.203722 Lon: -6.437627
TNW: Ishartmon church
Many people hope to make it through the Pearly Gates to Paradise in the next life, bu...(more)

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Category: Derelict church and graveyard
Address:
Ishartmon church, Paradise.
URL: www.taghmon.com/vol2/8mun...
Lat: 52.21692 Lon: -6.456029
TNW: Grange church
In the ruins of the ancient parish church in Grange cemetery, Kilmore lies a site of ...(more)

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Category: Derelict church and graveyard
Address:
Grange cemetery, Near Kilmore.
Lat: 52.196915 Lon: -6.564562
TNW: St. Mary's church
The content below appears on the Norman Way interpretive panel at St. Mary's Church: ...(more)

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Category: Derelict church and graveyard
Lat: 52.396322 Lon: -6.941362
Directions
Turn left for The Norman Way
Having taken the left turn at Kilrane, you should should now be cycling without the b...(more)

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Category: Directions
Address:
Kilrane.
Phone: +353539196560
Email: libraryhq@wexfordcoco.ie
URL: www.wexford.ie/wex/Depart...
Lat: 52.241782 Lon: -6.355205
Etymology
The Yellow Bellies of Wexford
Wexford and its denizens have many names that need some explanation to the inquisitiv...(more)

Category: Etymology
URL: www.independent.ie/region...
Lat: 52.223962 Lon: -6.35559
Ferry port
Rosslare Harbour
The starting point for The Norman Way overlooks the famous port of Rosslare. Free par...(more)

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Category: Ferry port
Address:
Rosslare harbour, Co. Wexford.
Lat: 52.251395 Lon: -6.342276
Hidden gems
Countryside features
We thought it might be helpful to explain some of the sights you will see as you cycl...(more)

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Category: Hidden gems
Lat: 52.218309 Lon: -6.474547
St. Anne's Holy Well
You don't need to have any faith to appreciate the peaceful serenity of this beautifu...(more)

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Category: Hidden gems
Address:
St. Anne's Park, Tomhaggard.
Lat: 52.215257 Lon: -6.493746
Historical
TNW: Tomhaggard
The peace of the tranquil hamlet of Tomhaggard was shattered by a most unusual event ...(more)

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Category: Historical
Lat: 52.215856 Lon: -6.493823
Marine
TNW: Kilmore Quay
The content below appears on the Norman Way interpretive panel at Kilmore Quay: - Th...(more)

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Category: Marine
Phone: +353539129671
Alt Phone: +353861637199
Email: swc@eircom.net
Lat: 52.172749 Lon: -6.589364
Pilgrimage
TNW: Lady's Island
Before the time of the Anglo-Norman landings, the Christian faith was very strong in ...(more)

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Category: Pilgrimage
Address:
Ardownes, Lady's Island.
Lat: 52.208606 Lon: -6.381297
Storytelling
Tacumshane storytelling evenings
You may have seen signposts for 'Story Nights' along the way here. If so, you are cor...(more)

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Category: Storytelling
Address:
Tacumshane.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/...
Lat: 52.208346 Lon: -6.422002
Windmill
TNW: Tacumshane windmill
Forth and Bargy's inhospitable geography did not deter the Anglo-Normans and subseque...(more)

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Category: Windmill
Address:
Next to Meyler's pub, Tacumshane.
Lat: 52.20878 Lon: -6.42399