Keep Discovering County Wexford
Experience the many hidden gems available across County Wexford yet for you to discover. Golden beaches, brilliant lighthouses and a starring role in Ireland’s Ancient East…
Enniscorthy town, a friendly, festive, easy-going market town just off the M11 from Dublin is a popular year-round destination for weekenders with its central location in county Wexford and the South East of Ireland. Enniscorthy is a great base to explore and rediscover County Wexford on your summer holidays at the nearby stunning beaches of the Wexford coast.
Enniscorthy rises steeply from the banks of the beautiful river Slaney immortalised in the old rebel ballad Boolavogue – and the skyline is dominated by two sights: the natural outcrop of Vinegar Hill and the man-made spire of the lovely, Augustus Pugin-designed St Aidan’s Cathedral.
Enniscorthy is home to St Aidan’s Cathedral designed by the famous architect Augustus Welby Pugin, National 1798 Centre an interpretative centre telling the story of nearby Vinegar Hill. This is where the decisive battle of Ireland’s 1798 Rebellion was fought and not to missed the magnificent Enniscorthy Castle with stunning rooftop views.
The 27-kilometre-long Curracloe Strand is the longest beach in Ireland, which is often referred to as Ireland’s most beautiful beach.
County Wexford is renowned for festivals and fun events throughout the year including Rockin’ Food Festival, Wexford Literary Festival, Easter, Halloween and Christmas events including Santa’s Enchanted Castle in Enniscorthy Castle.
Wexford Opera House in the centre of the town is host to the panoramic Sky View café and celebrates the Annual Opera Festival every October.
A short spin south of Wexford lies the fishing village of Kilmore Quay, where boats could have you deep-sea fishing or bird-watching on the Saltee Islands in no time.
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross gives you the opportunity to relive what it was like for 19th century emigrants on board their 1840’s vessel replica.
Hook Peninsula is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of Ireland’s Ancient East. Old forts and hidden coves lurk around every corner, but the highlight of this driving loop is the Hook Lighthouse itself.
Irish National Heritage Park is a host to 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions that stretches out across 35 acres of dense forestry and natural woodlands.
Wexford town has a heritage trail steering through its medieval streets wearing the influence of Viking, Norman and Cromwellian invasions.
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