Trek Ireland with Jim Hurley on the South Wexford Coast, County Wexford

Trek Ireland with Jim Hurley on the South Wexford Coast, County Wexford

In this collection of Trek Ireland™ guided virtual tours, you'll explore Saltee Island Great, which lies 5 miles offshore from the coastal port of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford.

Once on the island, natural heritage guide Jim Hurley describes the local flora and fauna as you walk through wildflower meadows and along stunning sheer clifftop ledges. Enjoy this guided virtual tour of protected Grey Seal and European Gannet colonies in one of Ireland's Special Areas of Conservation (SAC).

Onshore, our next virtual tour explores Tintern Abbey Minor—a medieval abbey with walled gardens, rivers, and woodland walks. Here, natural heritage guide Jim Hurley describes the dramatic voyage of Anglo-Norman Knight William Marshall when he arrived to Ireland in the 13th Century AD. Enjoy this beautiful walk-at-home tour through one of Ireland's nationally protected heritage sites in early Spring.

Further along the coast, you can explore an ancient Irish pre-Christian pilgrimage trail around Lady's Island Lake—once the home to a pagan Celtic female druidic settlement—established in the pre-Chrisitian Roman times of the 2nd Century AD.

In the last of this series of guided virtual tours of south Wexford, you can explore the protected dune systems at Ballyteige Burrow down by the shores of the Irish Sea.

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours show scenic viewpoints to relax and enjoy between each virtual walking tour. Warm up, stretch, or cool down to naturally calm scenes at Kilmore Quay, County Wexford's premier fishing port, or imagine the arrival of the Anglo-Norman naval ships, in 1170AD, at the peaceful and evocative beach of Bagibun Head, where the conquest of Ireland truly begun. Finally, take in the expansive views of the Irish Sea at Carnsore Point known as a place of Drudic worship from early Roman times called 'Ιερονm' meaning 'a sacred promontory'.

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours allow you to explore Ireland from the comfort of your own home. Discover Ireland's vibrant history, heritage, and folklore—as if you were there yourself—with local friendly guides.

English, French, and German subtitles are available for each tour.

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Trek Ireland with Jim Hurley on the South Wexford Coast, County Wexford
  • Jim Hurley, Natural Heritage Guide, Hook Head, County Wexford

    Meet Jim Hurley, a natural heritage guide for Trek Ireland's guided virtual tours along the South Wexford Coast, Ireland. Jim is a renowned naturalist, wildlife writer, and broadcaster with a deep passion for the coastal habitats of South Wexford. With over thirty years of experience in leading g...

  • Saltee Island Great, Kilmore, County Wexford

    As you step off the Saltee Island Ferry, you're instantly transported to a different world. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore fills your ears, and the salty sea air envelops you, as you ascend the steps and prepare to traverse the island from north to south.

    Your first stop is at the ...

  • Kilmore Quay, Kilmore, County Wexford

    As the sun sets on the Irish coastline, a quiet energy begins to flow through the harbor of Kilmore Quay. The boats, having returned from a day's catch, sway gently in the warm breeze. The colorful fishing trawlers are moored, their decks freshly hosed down, ready for another day at sea.

    As you...

  • Ballyteige Burrow, Kilmore, County Wexford

    Picture yourself standing behind a protective dune system, looking out onto the sprawling grasslands that are home to nesting birds of all kinds. As you begin your Trek Ireland guided virtual walking tour, the soft sandy track beneath your feet is a gentle reminder of the fragile ecosystem you ar...

  • Baginbun Head, Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford

    During the afternoon sun, the rugged coastline of Baginbun Head stands out in sharp relief. Here, the jagged cliffs and windswept grasses are a testament to the fierce beauty of Ireland's southeastern coast.

    But this is no ordinary stretch of shoreline. It was here, at Baginbun Head, that two An...

  • Tintern Abbey Minor, Saltmills, New Ross, County Wexford

    As you climb over the medieval stone wall and follow the narrow path, thick with brambles, you can feel the history and mystery of the Tintern Abbey trail. Natural heritage guide Jim Hurley is your knowledgeable companion as you journey through time to explore the ruins of the 16th-century Capell...

  • Carnsore Point, Carna, County Wexford

    As you stand atop Carnsore Point in County Wexford, gazing out over the vast expanse of the Irish Sea, you can almost feel the weight of history bearing down upon you. It was here that the 2nd-century Roman cartographer Ptolemy marked on his maps a sacred promontory, which we now know as the most...

  • Lady's Island Lake, Broadway, County Wexford

    Take a moment to reflect at Our Lady's Grotto before starting your guided virtual walking tour around Lady's Island Lake in County Wexford, with natural heritage guide, Jim Hurley.

    This trail follows the shoreline, taking in the magnificent views of swans gracefully paddling in the lake, surroun...