Celtic Routes Project

Launched on 28 November 2019, the Celtic Routes Project is a €M1.9 co-funded European Territorial Co-Operation (ETC) Ireland-Wales project aiming to encourage visitors to explore new areas of Ireland and Wales. Wexford County Council is the lead Irish partner with a budget of €286,476. The funding application for the project was based on six themes one of which was ‘Wildlife, Flora, Fauna and specialities’. The project highlights coastal trails and destinations in West Wales and south-east Ireland. On the South Wexford Coast, three ‘Celtic Routes’ are featured: the Ring of Hook Coastal Drive, the Tintern Trails, and Fethard Dock. Hook Head lighthouse is flagged as a ‘Celtic Beacon’ and ‘Whales breaching at Hook Head’ in November are signalled as a seasonal ‘Celtic Moment’ (https://celticroutes.info/ and https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/community/celtic-routes-project).