Easy Going

Norman Way Loop

Carrick on Bannow - The church car park opposite Colfer’s pub
Group size
8 Participants
All Bikes

This route will give you a taste of Co. Wexford's EuroVelo 1 and Norman Way routes. It will also include a talk with Wexford Co Co Heritage Officer, Catherine McLoughlin at St. Mary's Church in Bannow Bay.

Starting out from the church car park opposite Colfer's pub in Carrick on Bannow, we head for a leisurely 6km spin down the Bannow peninsula where we will arrive at St. Mary's Church. We will be met there by the Heritage Officer who will give us a talk about the history and heritage of this Norman Way site. 

We will then return along the EV1 in the direction of Carrick on Bannow before turning right on a nice, quiet lane way in the direction of Blackhall Strand. 0.75kms down this road, we take a left turn. We continue straight along this road until we get to a T-Junction. We take a right turn here following the signs for 'Bannow Drive'.  A few hundred metres away we come to a Y-Junction and we tak the right fork of this following the Bannow Drive. Continuing straight on, for a km or so, we reach another T-Junction where we take a right turn. We are now off the beaten track in the village of Cullenstown where we will take in the magnificent water views and a visit to the iconic 'Shell House'. 

We then head back out of Cullenstown and back on to the EuroVelo 1 as far as Duncormick. We take a left turn here at the T-Junction. We are now on the R736 and on the road back to Carrick on Bannow.

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Phil Skelton
Phil Skelton


I have had the pleasure of completing many sportive events both in Ireland and overseas. I’m equally happy using my bike for activities ranging from commuting to racing. I have spearheaded the successful Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 campaign and am passionate about road safety. I am also a cycle right trained cycling instructor and am happy to offer safe cycling tips and answer any cycling safety queries that you may have on the way. Come and join me for a spin!

Leader Comments
Phil Skelton

Excellent bike ride in mostly fine conditions. Really interesting talk with Wexford Co. Co. Heritage Officer, Catherine McLoughlin at St. Mary's Church ruins in Bannow Bay. 
Some super views from the EuroVelo 1 route. Spin completed without incident and enjoyed by all participants.

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