Region: Worldwide Playback
Duration: 150 minutes
Color: Full Color
Trek Ireland in South Wexford, County Wexford DVD
Take in the sights and sounds along the South Wexford Coast with local naturalist Jim Hurley as you explore Saltee Island Great, with seabird colonies on the cliffs to the north-east of the Gannet headland or enjoy a quiet walk around Lady’s Island, a modern-day pilgrimage site.
Other walks include Ballyteige Burrow, once home to thousands of rabbits down by the sea shore and of course, the wild garlic in bloom along the Tintern Abbey trails, through dense woodland and walled garden by the 12th century Cistercian abbey.
Introduction by Jim Hurley
Length: 1.2 miles | Duration: 30 minutes
Length: 1.5 mile | Duration: 40 minutes
Saltee Island Great
Privately owned by the Neale family, they kindly give access to the general public to take the ferry out and enjoy the fine views from the island during the summer months.
The walking route takes you from the beach, past the only private dwelling on the island towards the throne, from there you are free to wander out across the island, enjoying the birds wheeling above you, watching the grey seals below you and feeling the fresh air blowing in from the sea. A wonderful place altogether.
Length: 1 miles | Duration: 25 minutes
The area behind the dunes was taken in from the sea during the Great famine of the 1840s to be farmed. The dunes were used to keep rabbits, over 4,000 of them were taken every year for their fur and meat. Now it’s an excellent natural habitat, offering protection for plant communities, birds, insects and other fauna in the area. The walking route goes out along the dunes before turning towards the Celtic Sea and arriving at the beach.