There are two Sli walks in Rosslare both beginning at the village carpark on the site of an ancient killing ground. If you close your eyes and listen you will hear the cries and shrieks, Cromwell was here! The routes are truly a pathway of mixed emotions, flora and fauna. As you head north from the starting point you pass the famous Kelly’s Resort Hotel and on your left Marconi House where a wireless transmitter boosted the signal between Cornwall and Clifden. When you reach Crosbie Cedars Hotel you have a choice, turn left for the circular route or continue on straight for the linear walk. For the circular route, as you reach the Crosbie Cedars Hotel turn left up Grange Road and cross the railway tracks. It was these tracks that in the late 1800’s brought the first holidaymakers to the village, setting the seeds for the resort of today. Walk on through the new roundabout, turning left on to the Mauritiustown Road and over the Railway Bridge from where you can see the Europort in the distance. Below you on the sand dunes lies the ancient ruins of one of the first churches in the village beside which boldly stand the giant cannons that once protected this island. Walking back around to your starting point you will have completed your 4.2km route. The linear walk takes you to the famous Burrow area of Rosslare. A geographical, ecological and historical tour, which takes you from a rural landscape to salt water marshes and on to a sand dune structure which is the pride of Europe. You will pass the National School, which houses the local museum among the displays is a model of the lost fort. Further on you will see St Brioc’s Well and Commodore John Barry’s house. The RNLI monument marks the bravery of our Lifeboat Men who attended disasters at sea such as the sinking of the ‘Pomona’ with 389 lives lost. At the very tip once stood The Fort that like Atlantis is, alas, no more. It was swept away in a bad storm in 1923. The route finishes at this point, where you will have walked 3.6km. Turn around and continue back to the starting point to make your walk 7.2km.

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