Here is the very picturesque crossing of the Slaney
estuary near Wexford Town. This must have been an important crossing for millennia as is
attested by the fine examples of a Round Tower on one bank and a Norman tower on the other
river bank. This picture is taken looking up river towards Enniscorthy. It is taken from
the promontory on which the Norman Tower is built. Just a 100 metres up this road is our
National Heritage Park which is well worth a visit. The Park also has a fine restaurant.
Taken from the Norman Tower looking south.
The Norman Tower with the Round Tower in the
background. There is a picnic/parking area here.
A closer view of the Round Tower with the Oak Bar and Restaurant in
They were built near churches and monasteries between the 900's and 1200's. They were used
as belfries for ringing hand-bells and for refuge during raids by Vikings.