Backroads to the Rising is a community walk project devised by artists Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune and commissioned by The Arts Department of Wexford County Council.
Backroads to the Rising set outs to remember the journeys undertaken by the men and women from throughout the county during the Rising. There are numerous accounts of walks and cycles undertaken by volunteers from Askamore and Kilmuckridge as they made their way into Enniscorthy for The Rising.
Through community involvement, walkers and cyclists will travel on four different routes – north, south, east and west – to converge in Enniscorthy for Centenary Celebrations on Easter Monday.
Families, individuals, community groups, schools, sporting organisations, active retirement groups, scouts and guides etc are all encouraged to attend. For further information please contact Michael or Aileen by phone on 087 6470247/087 7552593 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Each route is staged and timed to suit people of all abilities.
Facebook page and further information and pictures here:
Location and Date
Four routes will lead into Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
- Route 1. Gorey/Ferns
- Route 2. Bunclody/Ballindaggin
- Route 3. Kilmuckridge/Blackwater/Oulart
- Route 4. Raheen/Adamstown
Easter Monday, March 28th, 2016
There will be a walk on the 6.5km Askamore loop on nearby Sliabh Bhui, leaving the car park @ 2pm next Sunday afternoon.
For further information, contact Paddy Byrne on 087 2310688
There’ll be strawberries and cream served to walkers after the walk!
This is part of Wexford Day celebrations county-wide.
Join in and have fun! For more information on what’s on around the county this weekend check out Wexford Day on FaceBook here.
Are there walkers in your group that wish to be trained as Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leaders?
See website here for upcoming Walking Leaders Course in Askamore Community Centre weekend of 26th-28th April. Book early to avoid disappointment and note we can now offer Public Liability Walking Insurance to Walking Clubs/Groups who have trained walking leaders.
This course is subsidised by both the Irish Heart Foundation and the Irish Sports Council in order to make the training as affordable as possible to participants.
See details of the Irish Heart Foundation’s training programmes here.
Yesterday’s Sunday Times magazine on Forest Walks featured Askamore’s looped walk.
Not even the weather could deter the 49 determined walkers this morning who set out from Askamore Community Centre in driving sleet.