Challenging

The Slaney Bridges Loop

St David's Parish Church car park, Oylegate
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6 Participants
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Description

We meet in the car park of the Catholic Church in Oylegate and we walk across the N11 at the pedestrian crossing to start our cycle.

We head out along this flat country road for about 5 kms passing through Redgate, and as we descend a fairly steep hill the Suck River is on our right. We take a right at the T Junction at Mullaghdarrig and from here, we cycle 7 kms to Castlebridge via the Airfield Road along some quiet roads.

In the village of Castlebridge, we stop at Freddie’s Post Office/Shop. We take a left up Chapel Road and continue for about 7 kms to Ballybeg Cross. We take a left and after 4 kms reach the village of Ballymurn where we will stop at the shop for our 20 min break.

After the break we cycle through Glenbrien and at the next T Junction, we turn left and then right and continue to Edermine on the main road to Enniscorthy.The distance from Ballymurn to Edermine is 7 kms. Here we have to be very careful crossing the road. We go right and almost immediately left and cross the Slaney at Edermine Bridge. Edermine House is on our left and there is a level crossing after the bridge so we may have to stop. The views over the river here are beautiful.

Having crossed the bridge, we take the next left and after 8 kms we pass through Ballyhogue where we can stop for a water break. There are some hilly sections here but nothing too strenuous! After Ballyhogue, we continue cycling for 4.5 kms, through Tinnakilla (Tigh na Coille) and Cornwall in Killurin. We turn left and cross the Slaney at Killurin Bridge at The Deeps and, if possible, we’ll take a few minutes to enjoy the river views again. From here the distance is 4 kms to the main N11 at Kyle Cross where traffic can be heavy. At Kyle we turn left and cycle for 4.5 kms back to Oylegate. We enter the village using the cycle path when we can.

The Church car park will be on our left just after the shop in the village.  

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Nick Sheridan
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Nick Sheridan

About

I live in Castlebridge in Co. Wexford and I am a keen leisure cyclist. I try to get out as often as possible and enjoy cycling mostly within my own locality. I would love to see more people out on their bikes, taking advantage of all the health and social benefits that cycling has to offer.

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Nick Sheridan

Lovely fine day for a cycle.Everybody enjoyed the spin on quiet country roads and we all agreed that today's ride was very pleasant with plenty of breaks and chat and lovely views up and down the Slaney from Edermine and Killurin Bridges.

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