Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy is nestled in the heart of Enniscorthy. Our Family Friendly Hotel is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to begin a historic trip of Ireland. With Wexford overflowing with historical landmarks such as Vinegar Hill, Wexford also homes Selskar Abbey.
Selskar Abbey is a ruined medieval abbey in the town of Wexford. Having undergone many additions and refurbishments, the original abbey was built in the 1100’s, with several indications suggesting it was home to an earlier site dating back to the arrival of the Vikings in 800AD.
The Abbey was the home of many pivotal moments in Irish history as well as having many big names in history stay there. Having been the destination where the first Anglo-Irish treaty was signed as well as having had King Henry II of England stay as a form of penance during Lent, the walls of Selskar Abbey are filled with history and stories waiting to be told. Having been closed in 1542, the Abbey was later restored in 1826. The 14th century tower was then refurbished and now hosts walking tours to members of the public. Find out more from their website here.
How To Get There:
Selskar Abbey is only a short 25 minute drive from Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy. To drive there from our hotel, turn left onto Templeshannon on exiting our hotel. Continue straight before arriving to a Y in the road - proceed left continuing on N11. Continue on the N11 for 18km before turning left onto R730. Continue on R730, going straight through roundabouts, for 4 km. Drive around The Redmond Monument and take the second left for Selskar St (Nosh & Coffee is on the corner of this street). Turn right onto Lower George’s Street before turning right onto Abbey Street. Your destination will be on your left.