See and Do
From undulating countryside to rolling waves, Wexford has it all. Rich green fields that blanket the peaceful idyll of rural Wexford slope gently downwards to a golden coast where the sand is in a timeless dance with the Irish Sea. County Wexford has been a tourism mecca for Irish people for well over 130 years now! www.visitwexford.ie
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Enjoy a hike on “Mount Leinster” and take in the scenic views of “Wexford” from the summit. Learn to “Paddleboard” with Hooked “Kitesurfing” at Duncannon Beach or explore ‘Wild Wexford’ with a trip from Kilmore Quay to the wonderful Saltee Islands to see all of the wildlife.
Shop ’til you drop at the fantastic array of Boutiques all across Wexford town and county. Enjoy a family picnic and Morriscastle Strand or step aboard the “Emigrant Trail” in “New Ross” on the “Dunbrody” “Famine Ship”.
Enjoy some chill out time at the stunning “Johnstown Castle” or take in the ‘craic at the track’ at the “Wexford Races”.
If you’re feeling adventurous take a “Kayak” trip with Slaney Adventure — you never know you might event meet some Rebels and Redcoats in “Enniscorthy” at the foot of “Vinegar Hill” or take to the skies …zoom along a zip wire at the Gravity Forest Park in “Courtown”.
Enjoy a visit to the world’s oldest operational “Lighthouse” on “Hook Head” …a romantic spot,
Take in the sights, sounds and smells of medieval life at the “Irish National Heritage Park”.
IRISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Johnstown Castle Estate, Murrintown, Co Wexford.
The exquisite 19th century Johnstown Castle is nestled within fifty acres of ornamental grounds. Stroll through the wooded grounds or visit the museum and explore Irish country life from the 18th to the mid 20th century. For more information visit www.irishagrimuseum.ie
Hook Heritage, Hook Head, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford
Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The visitor centre at Hook Lighthouse, one of the premier visitor attractions in the south east, offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower. For more information visit www.hookheritage.ie
DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP
New Ross, Co Wexford
Dunbrody was a 19th Century three masted sailing ship that brought many emigrants from Ireland to North America during and after the Great Famine. This ship with its authentic recreation… with it’s actors, sound effects and smells, will transport you back in time… leaving a lasting impression! For further details contact Tel: 051 425239 or visit www.dunbrody.com
JOHN F KENNEDY PARK
New Ross, Co Wexford
Dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States from 1960 to 1963, the Arboretum is a plant collection of international standing. It has over 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world and a Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio visual show. The lake is the most popular part of the Arboretum, and is a haven for waterfowl. With beautiful panormic views, this park has a lot to offer visitors home and abroad. For further information visit: www.heritageireland.ie
THE IRISH NATIONAL HERITAGE PARK
In just one visit you can experience 9,000 years of Irish history in a fascinating setting of woodland, riverbank and native Irish dwellings. Discover how the Celtic, Norman and Viking settlers left their mark on the countryside. Their facilities include: traditionally cooked food at Fulach Fiadh Restaurant, an audio-visual presentation, guided tours and a gift and souvenir shop. For further enquiries visit: www.inhp.com
WEXFORD WILDFOWL RESERVE
North Slob, Ardcavan, Wexford
Facilities include 550 acre Wildfowl Reserve, large variety of wild birds, visitor centre and bird hides. Groups are catered for by appointment. This is wheelchair accessible. For further information visit: www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie
Wells House & Gardens
Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens. Wells House has something special for all generations to enjoy and share. Come to wander and explore all this historic home has to offer and witness how the house and Arboretum, Lake and Ha Ha’s are further restored for future generations. For more information visit: www.wellshouse.ie
For a full list of places to visit around Wexford you can find them on www.discoverireland.ie