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Paint Out to Barntown Quarry

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Paint Out to Barntown Quarry

Time: June 6, 2010 all day
Location: The Quarry, Barntown, Wexford.
Phone: 086 2372470
Event Type: paint, out
Organized By: SEPA
Latest Activity: Jun 6, 2010

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Barntown Quarry is an interesting site to paint just a couple of miles outside Wexford. It can be a bit mucky underfoot if its been raining, but it is well worth the trouble.

Directions from south: From Mountain Bar on the New Line Road (R733 Wexford to Wellingtonbridge), turn North. Follow the road right, uphill to its apex. Take the wide track to the right (just after a very modern dwelling set back on the right and the quarry is approx 250metres drive further along. park at the boulders.
Or, from the Maldron Hotel Roundabout on N25 just outside Wexford:take New Ross exit, then first exit left (signed for the famous Paul Maloney Pottery). Drive uphill about 3km to a T-junction, take left and then immediate right turn. Drive further 100 metres and then take a right fork marked in stone 'Matts Lane'. This brings you to the other side of the quarry to the southern approach but it is a small site so you should have no trouble finding other painters. Again, park near the stone boulders.

NB This paint out replaces Rathdrum as our destination as so many are unable to make that venue. Hopefully, we will try again on another day.

Painting of Barntown Quarry by Philip Dundon.

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Comment by Kevin Freeney on June 6, 2010 at 8:33
The rain is to clear this morning according to met.ie. The radar can't see rain here after 11 but it may still be cloudy.
Comment by Tony Robinson on May 31, 2010 at 10:29
There's a joke there somewhere about having a pot to pee in but I better just leave it...
Comment by Paul Maloney on May 30, 2010 at 22:39
The pottery is only a paint flick from the quarry, so if anyone needs to freshen up please feel free to use our facilities.

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