The Norman Way is a heritage trail that runs along the south coast of County Wexford. Along this Wexford Trail, you will discover authentic medieval sites which will help you to understand the Norman way of life. These hidden gems of the Norman Way are waiting to be explored by you down quiet country lanes, in beautiful seaside villages and alongside stunning beaches. We have listed a host of points of interest on our tour, both official points of interest along the route with interpretive panels beside them and some we feel will add to your enjoyment and understanding of this remarkable part of Ireland.
The Norman Way in Wexford is a true treasure of Ireland's Ancient East. Lose yourself in this beautiful, ancient landscape as you discover the Anglo-Norman way of life in the place where it first took hold in Ireland over 800 years ago. Anyone seeking a more detailed overview of this period in history should read Billy Colfer's 2002 book, 'Arrogant Trespass', the definitive study on the Anglo-Normans in Wexford from 1169 - 1400 published by Duffry Press. We would suggest you review the tour's contents in advance and are familiar with the route. The tour is designed to run from east to west, being from Rosslare to Kilmore Quay with a nod to St. Mary's church in New Ross as well. We have also designed two tours for use as Spotify playlists, both from east to west (e2w) and west to east (w2e) depending on which way you're travelling the route.
Part Two of the tour covering Kilmore Quay to Hook Head and up to New Ross can be found on thenormanway.com
. Greater details of Part One complete with videos pertaining to the route and the county can be found on our website at https://www.racontour.com/the-norman-way/
Narrators: John Ward and Heather Hadrill
With thanks to the narrators credited along the points of interest, in order of appearance: Ronan O'Flaherty, James Maloney, Monica Crofton, Gerald Meyler, James Hurley, Rose Hurley, Yvonne Doyle, Pat Hickey, Brian Matthews, Nicky Furlong, Willie Murphy, Caimin O'Brien, Breda Hayes and Catherine McLoughlin.
The Norman Way, Wexford, Forth and Bargy
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