Saturday, July 23, 2016

South Wexford #162

Yesterday I had a took the bike on the Wexford to New Ross road - I can't recall being on this road before. I stopped by some of the interesting sights on the way. First off was a stop at the bridge at Ferrycarrig near Wexford town. On one side of the bridge is a round tower, and on the other is the castle which overlooks the Slaney River. A castle was first built here by Robert FitzStephen who was a Norman invader in 1169. The present ruin of Ferrycarrig castle stands on the North bank dating to the 15th century and was constructed by the Roches of Wexford. 

Round Tower at Wexford Heritage Park.

Ferrycarrig Castle.
I then stopped at Johnstown Castle. I had been here before, so it was just a quick visit (I still had to pay €3 entry) to take a few photos - below was the best.
Johnstown Castle.
Later I passed the Browne-Clayton monument near Cushinstown - I had to stop and go up to it. A gate prevents people from climbing up the staircase, but it is an imposing structure with magnificent views in all directions of South Wexford.

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