Vinegar Hill faces a new battle – quad bike vandalism

Locals who use Vinegar Hill for recreational purposes on a regular basis are concerned for their safety due to quad bike vandalism at the famous battlefield site. Pic; WexfordToday.com

Hillwalkers and leisure enthusiasts who use Vinegar Hill for recreational purposes on a regular basis have expressed disgust at a recent attempt to rip up the grass and create circles with a quad bike within metres of one of the world’s best known landmarks – the old disused windmill which is synonymous with the Rebellion of 1798.

WexfordToday.com received complaints about the damage and I made my way to the summit this afternoon to survey the damage. Several circles were made close to the memorial and the damage will fade away in time. But it is the mindless act that upsets locals and could place their lives in danger.

Some locals observed a person on a quad bike involved in this activity “one day at the end of last week” and the matter has been reported to An Garda Siochána and Enniscorthy Municipal District Council.

Vinegar Hill is the ‘jewel in the crown’ for Enniscorthy tourism and the local Council, with the co-operation of Ireland’s Ancient East has created new access and tourist friendly facilities across the hill with a view to enriching all that is good for the social, tourism and health benefits for locals and visitors alike.

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