Backroads to the Rising – Easter Monday, March 28th

backroads poster

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.

Get Involved:

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 or

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

backroads details

Celebrate Wexford Day next Sunday, June 23rd – Organised Walk in Askamore, followed by Strawberries and Cream!!

Wexford Day 2013 June 23rdThere 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.

We heart wexford

Walking Leaders Course in Askamore

walking leader logoAre 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.

View from corkscrew bend on looped walk 24-6-12

This is a stitched-together panorama of the view from the corkscrew bend on the looped walk. It was taken at about 6pm yesterday evening, beautifully clear.

View from corkscrew bend on looped walk 24-6-12

You can see the windmills in the sea above Arklow on the extreme left, the windmills at Ballywalter near Kilmuckridge in the middle and all the way beyond Enniscorthy on the extreme right. The individual photographs that made up the panorama are here.

Organised walk Askamore Looped Walk Sunday 10th June

As part of Sports Active Wexford and Wexford County Council’s Walk on Wexford Spring series, there will be an organised walk in Askamore on Sunday 10th June at 1pm. There will be an orienteering demonstration and treasure hunt for all ages. Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside including views of the Wicklow mountains. Meet at 1pm in car park. Distance: 6Km – 16Km Time: 2hrs 30mins – 3hrs More information from Paddy Byrne. Walk on Wexford series

Map in Church car park of 3 local looped walks