Slieve Coillte is a small and accessible mountain in south west County Wexford.
The mountain may be an ideal filming location for scenes set on mountain or hills. While the mountain is small, the land around it is very flat and this contrast means that superb views are easily seen from the summit. The hill has a road leading up to the peak, and the carpark on top of the hill gives filmmakers easy access to the summit, without spoiling the view.
The road up the mountain is quite charming. It has no road markings, is quite winding, and has some great views as it passes through the pine forests and rises up to the summit. The carpark may work as a filming location itself due to its location and slightly unsual layout. The carpark is round and works like a roundabout.
Slieve Coillte’s summit is covered in ferns, grasses, and some gorse. On its way to the mountain, the road passes through forests belonging to the JFK Arboretum. Pine forests grow around the base of the mountain itself.
Also known as Slievecoillte and Slieve Coiltia/Slievecoiltia.
Dimensions: height, 268m. The road to the summit is about 2km long.
Parking: near the summit, fits ~15 cars.
Nearest town: New Ross, 15km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Slievecoiltia Commons, Co. Wexford