Hook Lighthouse Visitor Centre, Hookhead
Climb the 115 steps to the balcony of Hook Lighthouse,in County Wexford, described by the Lonely Planet Guide as, "the grand-daddy of all lighthouses" and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline and marine life such as seals, dolphins or even whales.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Enniscorthy
Fourteen acres of fun-filled adventures await you at Secret Valley Wildlife Park near Clonroche, Co Wexford. From bottle-feeding the hungry kid goats, to riding Snowball the pony, we promise you unforgettable, great value, family fun! Each day is packed with loads of fun events. If you like a challenge, you can join in our adventure hunts or go wild in our large outdoor and new indoor play areas. You can also play crazy golf throughout the day.
Enniscorthy town, with Vinegar Hill as its sentinel, is one of the most historic towns in County Wexford. Visitors can discover our turbulent past by visiting the Knights and Rebels exhibition, vividly retelling the stories of the Knights of Enniscorthy Castle and the Rebels of the 1798 Rebellion.
This ancient Norman stronghold dominates the town of Enniscorthy. Inside you explore the development of the castle and the town over 800 years including its role in the 1916 Rising as well as the work of the world – famous designer Eileen Gray born just outside Enniscorty in 1878.
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National 1798 Centre:
The award winning National 1798 Rebellion Centre in the shadow of Vinegar Hill offers a real insight into the epic and heroic tale of the Rebellion. Filled with audio –visual re-enactments and exhibitions exploring all aspects of the Rebellion, this is a must see attraction.
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The most famous outpost during the 1798 Rebellion and a defining symbol of County Wexford. Overlooking the town of Enniscorthy today the peace serenity and spectacular views belie its background as one of the bloodiest battlefield in all of Irish history.
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Ballymore Historic Features, Camolin
Ballymore is a 300 year old family property in a picturesque part of north Wexford. It displays numerous outdoor historical features to walk around, as well as indoor exhibits of old farm equipment and the 1798 rebellion memorabilia.
Dunbrody Abbey Visitor Centre, Campile
Dunbrody Abbey, founded in 1210, is one of the finest examples of a Cistercian Monastery in Ireland. Dunbrody Abbey is in Campile County Wexford and was founded in 1210 on the instructions of Strongbow after the Norman invasion of Ireland.
Duncannon Fort Visitor Centre, Duncannon
Explore the distinctive star-shaped fortress in Duncannon County Wexford, built to defend the Wexford and Waterford coastlines against the Spanish Armada and protect merchant ships from plundering pirates.
Father Murphy Centre, Ferns
This Centre, in Ferns County Wexford, is the original farmstead where Father Murphy the 1798 Insurgent Leader lived for many years.
Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig
The National Heritage Park,is an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage. This remarkable heritage trail features prehistoric campsites, ringforts, crannogs and other historic landmarks.
The haunting beauty of the Hook Peninsula provides the backdrop for Loftus Hall. It is reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland but the only way you’ll find out is to come and visit.
Tacumshane Windmill, Tacumshane
Designated a national monument in 1952, Tacumshane Windmill is the only surviving complete windmill of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. Built in 1846, it features a rare revolving straw thatch cap to catch the wind for its sails.
The Emigrant Trail, New Ross
The Kennedy family legacy is an integral part of life in County Wexford. The achievements of this distinguished family are celebrated on ‘The Emigrant Trail’ featuring three key heritage sites on a 15 mile (24km) trail in the vicinity of New Ross Town in County Wexford.
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre New Ross
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre features the acclaimed embroidered tapestries. This dramatic narrative is a tale told in thread, as a celebration of Ireland’s history unfolds with a special emphasis on the Norman legacy in the south east of Ireland.
The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown
The Kennedy Homestead allows visitors to follow the fortunes of the most famous Irish American Family through the 20th century to the present day. Trace the history of those who stayed behind and those who left Dunganstown on an immigrant ship to the slums of Boston and from the English court of St James to the Camelot days at the White House. The centre features an interpretative exhibit which traces the story, from Patrick Kennedy leaving as a famine emigrant, to his great grandchildren’s and their children’s return over the years. The Centre provides an exhibition experience, incorporating audio-visuals, a photographic exhibition and a historical interpretative display.
Dunbrody Heritage Ship,
Tel: 051 425239
Contact: Sean Connick - The Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the
South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation. In addition to the tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, the Dunbrody Visitor Centre houses a charming river-view cafe and the Irish-American Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame commemorates the critical contribution of Irish men and women to US history, as well as acknowledging the continuing contribution of contemporary Irish-Americans. Each year the Hall of Fame inducts new members, these include Donald Keough, Michael Flatley and Maureen O'Hara. The attraction is located in New Ross, County Wexford. Central to the South East, New Ross is conveniently close to the towns of Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford and Enniscorthy. As such the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a perfectly placed stop on any tour of the region.
Kia Ora Mini Farm
Kia Ora Mini Farm is a family run award winning open farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford in operation since 1991 and has all of the usual farmyard animals together with some more unusual such as micropigs, parrots, llamas, emus, alpacas etc. At Kia Ora they operate a hands on farm where children can feed and hold the animals. As well as the fantastic animals they have converted a fire engine to bring children on a fun ride through the farm with sing along songs, there is a maze, milking cow, sandpits, gokart track, football pitch and the newest attraction is actual real diggers that adults and children can operate.
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Simon Lambert & Sons
We're a family owned and run pub established in 1965, located on the Main Street in the center of Wexford town. We have the largest range of Irish craft beer on draught in the South-East, with our rotating taps pouring beer from every corner in Ireland. Food served daily from 9:30am. We have a brewery developing in the basement of the pub and we'll have our first beers on tap at the start of 2015. We welcome you to taste our finest locally brewed beers in the New Year and maybe even a tour of the brewery downstairs.
Thomas Moore Tavern
Located on Cornmarket, in the Heart of Wexford Town, the Thomas Moore Tavern is one of Wexfords oldest bars. Delicious food is served daily in the bar and bistro.
Whitford House Hotel
Whitford House Hotel is a four-star Wexford hotel which combines old world charm with first class facilities. Whitford House Hotel is a unique family-run property located just 3 miles from medieval Wexford town and is renowned for luxury accommodation and fine locally sourced food.
Farmers Kitchen Hotel & Restaurant, Drinagh
The famous Farmers Kitchen restaurant in Wexford is part of the hotels identity with excellent food offered to guests. There is also the opportunity to step back in time and sample a pint of the best Irish in "Irene Scallan's" traditional Irish pub.
Mc Donalds Drive Thru
Rosslare Road Roundabout,
Drinagh Retail Park, Wexford,
Opening Hours: 7am-11.30pm 7 days a week.
Wexford Drama FestivalDun Mhuire Theatre - www.wexforddramafestival.net
March 2018 (TBC)
Wexford Half Marathon & 10km
www.wexfordhalfmarathon.com for more information
Hooked on the Sea 2018
A fun filled weekend of activities for all ages, on the stunning Hook Peninsula this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Take part in activities on and off the water, boat trips, free kids' activities, seafood promotions & more. (Date TBC)
Aims Choral Festival - New Ross.
Noted for its hight competitive standards. www.aims.ie(Date TBC - check website)
Wexford Food & Wine Festival www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie
(Date TBC - check website)
Wexford Literary Festival Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. www.focalliteraryfestival.com
(Date TBC - check website)
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June 2018Wexford Maritime Festival
(Date TBC - check website)
Strawberry - Culture & Food Fest
Family friendly festival with County Wexford strawberries, the Wexford Literary Festival, the Strawberry Roots Music Trail and the All-Ireland Farmers Market Food competition - all hosted by the 48th Strawberry Queen! Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
(Date TBC - check website)
Irish American Fest - New Ross 4th July 2018Tagoat Steam & Vintage Rally Festival - Tagoat, Co. Wexford.
Date TBC - check website)
Kennedy Summer School
The Kennedy Summer School, schedule of events takes place in New Ross, Co. Wexford in www.kennedysummerschool.ie
Date TBC - check website)
New Ross Piano Festival 2018
Wexford Festival Opera
Wexford Festival Opera, opens with a giant fireworks display in Wexford town. One of
the top three opera festivals in the World, presents rarely performed and unjustly neglected operas to a world-class standard in the unique and intimate atmosphere of Wexford Town.T. +353(0)53 9122144
19th October to 4th November 2018.
Wexford Fringe Festival
The Wexford Fringe will announce 17 days of fantastic Fringe events, which coincide with the 66th Wexford Festival Opera,
Wexford Spiegeltent Festival and many other cultural events. Wexford Town. T. +353(0)53 9122226