Cork themed Unyoke Walk to mark Heritage week 2014 – 30 August .
Saturday 30th of August is your chance to do the guided Unyoke Historical Walk from the hamlet of the Unyoke to Oulart Hill, site of the world’s biggest and most nuanced monument to 1798, Tulach a’ tSolais , the focus of the developing Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield Walking Hub. With help from Wexford Local Development Ltd., the route is now enhanced with twenty newly-installed inscribed stones recalling people and events of 1798 and the changing destinies of Ballinamonabeg and Lower Oulart.
The walk will be led by renowned local historican Brian Cleary and ecologist Karin Dubsky. Karin is a German-Irish marine ecologist who has worked with Trinity College Dublin, and is the coordinator and co-founder of Coastwatch Europe, an environmental NGO and a member of the European Environmental Bureau.
This years walk will have a Cork theme – Oulart Hill is possibly the site of the largest loss of life of people of Cork extraction in a single event. Highlighting the complexity of 1798 many of the North Cork Militia fighting on the side of the crown opposing the rebels where native Irish speakers.
The walk leaves The Trading Post Camping and Caravan Park, Ballaghkeen at 9am – the walk will take between 3 and 4 hours. Walkers are welcome to join us at any interval along the walk.
Contact Patrick Power,
087 610 9227,