Rathnure (Irish: Ráth an Iúir, meaning 'ringfort of the yew trees')[1] is a small village on the R731 regional road about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the town of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. The village is located at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain, which borders County Carlow on the opposite side.

Ráth an Iúir
Coolbawn House, burned in the 1920s, lies 1 km south of Rathnure
Coolbawn House, burned in the 1920s, lies 1 km south of Rathnure
Rathnure is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667
CountyCounty Wexford
60 m (200 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS834393

Places of interestEdit

Local points of interest include the John Kelly Memorial and grave in Kilanne, and Monksgrange House.[citation needed] Monksgrange House, which is owned by the Hill family and was built in 1769, contains an art gallery, which exhibits works by contemporary Irish artists such as William Scott, Harry Kernoff and Hilda Roberts. Monksgrange has also played host to the performances of the Blackstairs Opera.[citation needed]


Rathnure St. Annes GAA Club is the local Gaelic Athletic Association team. Principally involved in hurling, club members have included Nicky Rackard (who represented Wexford in both hurling and Gaelic football). Rathnure hold 20 county senior hurling titles and 6 Leinster titles - a record in the county.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ráth an Iúir / Rathnure". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 25 March 2020.