We start this spin in Barntown Church car park. We go to Taghmon and then head north to Adamstown. We will return via Ballymackesy and Killurin.
We leave the church car park in Barntown and cycle up the old road as far as Larkin’s Cross Roundabout where we go through Crandonnell and Growtown and then into Taghmon. This is a distance of around 8km. In the village of Taghmon, we go straight up the main street and carry on for around 7km through Modybeg (Maide Beag) and Kilgarvan until we reach the N25.
Here we cross under the main N25, passing Camaross Hill on our right. We go through Ballyvergin and we then come to a T-Junction where we turn right. Adamstown is just a few kilometres further along this road.
In Adamstown, we go straight for 7km along the R735 as far as Ballymackesy. The village of Clonroche is a few kilometres to our left. When we reach the N30, we must turn right. It’s very important to pay close attention to the traffic here as it can be heavy on this stretch of road. We continue down the hill on the N30 for less than one kilometre. We take the next right, following the signs for Beechdale Garden Centre which is immediately on the left after we turn off the N30. We will take our break in the Garden Centre Coffee Shop.
After the break, we carry on south along the R730 until we reach Killurin. This is a distance of 11km. The Boro River runs almost parallel to this road, before it turns east and flows back towards Enniscorthy. Bree Hill is on the left, and before long we get our first glimpse of the Slaney as it heads towards Ferrycarrig and down to the sea.
It’s a straight road all the way to Killurin and Polehore. We cycle beside the river until we reach the T-Junction at the bottom of the hill where we stop and go right. This is an awkward turn because the view from the left is very restricted.
It’s around 5km back to Barntown. When we are safely across the road, we cycle as far as Larkin’s Cross where we can use the pedestrian tunnel/underpass to reach the small roundabout. At the roundabout, we turn left passing Mary Jo’s Pub on our right. From here, it’s a short spin straight back to the church car park in Barntown.
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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.
Great spin today. Small group but very enjoyable with refreshments in the newly refurbished, recently opened, coffee shop in Beechadale Garden Centre. The weather was lovely too, so that was very welcome.