Adventure is waiting all around Enniscorthy, come find the hidden adrenaline gems!
1. Kayaking on River Slaney
Let a team of qualified kayak instructors guide you on a scenic kayak tour of the River Slaney, which is not only stunningly beautiful, but is recognised for its diverse wildlife. The tour starts just across the river from Edermine House which was built by Sir John Power of Powers Distillery fame and is the home of a private chapel designed by the famous architect AW Pugin. The kayak tours follows alongside the Wexford railway line which was described by Michael Palin as one of the most beautiful short train journeys in Europe. See if you can spot a kingfisher or any of the other abundant wildlife along the river.
2. Mountain Biking on Bree Hill
Not for the faint hearted, the mountain bike trails on Bree Hill are recognised as some of the best in Ireland. Bree Hill has hosted multiple downhill and enduro races in recent years and top tier riders from across Ireland regularly visit.
3. Hiking in Mount Leinster
Explore the stunning Blackstairs Mountains on the border of counties Wexford and Carlow. Fill your lungs with fresh air and discover the rich flora and fauna – some of it unique to this area.
Hike through the foothills of these majestic mountains by following the Blackstairs Mountains Loop Walk, a 13.5km route with spectacular views. Pass dry-stone walls lined with wildflowers and look out for wild garlic on your trip – a much sought-after ingredient by expert foragers.
4. Road Biking
Base yourself in Enniscorthy and explore a variety of short and long range routes. Loop around Mount Leinster, follow the coast or the River Slaney – Enniscorthy has it all. Just ask the 1998 Tour de France cyclists! Enniscorthy is now an official ‘Tour de France Cycling City’ – the only urban area outside mainland Europe to achieve this status.
5. Discover Ireland’s Best Beach
Enniscorthy is only 25 minutes from Ireland’s best beach – Curracloe. Explore kilometres of open sand, dunes and the wonderful Raven Point walk – perfect for a long walk and to blow away the cobwebs. Curracloe was the setting for the famous beach-landing scene in Steven Spielberg’s epic movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’.