I will display different photographs of places near Bunclody,
County Wexford here at fairly regular intervals.

Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort is situated on the southwest cost of County Wexford. It was built to guard the estuary that leads to Waterford harbour. This estuary is formed by the rivers called the Three Sisters- Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir. These navigable rivers would have provided access to places inland in a time before there were any roads.

The fort was occupied by a varied group of soldiers over the centuries. In medieval times it was occupied by the Knights Templars and in later times by British occupational forces and in more recent times by the Irish Army and F.C.A. It is now being developed as a tourist attraction.

While not very impressive from the inside, it is very impressive from the beach which it overlooks. The best thing about its situation is the whole area surrounding it. The southern coast of Wexford is almost a living history book, with scores of relics of the varied people who settled this mild and accessible area from early times. Probably most notable are the Norman castles and houses.

Remains of a gun emplacement guarding the Estuary

Because of the dangerous cliffs this area is inaccessible at the moment, but hopefully it will be made accessible in the future.


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View of the Fort from the beach

There is a fine beach in Duncannon, with firm sand which allows for beach parking.