About Wexford

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Wexford

Nestled in the south-east of Ireland, Wexford not only has a fantastic coastline with plenty of attractions, but is also a county rich in history. Drawn by its handy proximity to the River Slaney, the Vikings arrived in Wexford Town some time around 850. The Norman's later captured the town and traces of their fort can still be seen in the National Heritage Park. The town was settled by the Normans in the twelfth century and becoming an English garrison town, was taken by Cromwell in 1649. During the 1798 Insurrection, the town saw brave rebel fighting against the English Crown, whose greatest concern was that the port might be used as a landing place by the French.

Today, Wexford is home to one of Ireland's biggest cultural events: the Wexford Opera Festival - a fun-filled extravaganza held every October. Ireland's premier opera event, houses are consistently full throughout the festival, with theatres hosting a selection rarely performed operas. For the duration of the festival, the town hosts a colourful programme of street theatre, poetry readings and exhibitions.


Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay is a small fishing village on the eastern side of Ballyteige Bay. Famed for its quaint thatched cottages and maritime connection, the village hosts a Seafood Festival in the second week of every July, with a selection of sea-food tastings, music and dancing. The small local harbour has a well-equipped marina and is home to Ireland's only floating maritime museum. The quay is also the port of departure for trips around the nearby Saltee Isles.

Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay

Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy is another popular stop-off in the area. An old Norman settlement, the town is situated on the banks of the River Slaney and has a well developed crafts industry. The town also plays host to the famous Strawberry Fair held every June/July.


Johnstown Castle

The castle itself, a gothic revival style masion is not open to the public but the wonderful fifty acre gardens are. Also in the grounds is the excellent Irish Agricultural Museum (which includes an amazing collection of Irish county furniture), which also hosts an excellent Famine exhibition. Once owned by the Grogan family who were the biggest untitled landowners in Ireland. It was donated to the state after the death of the last resident Lady M Fitzgerald in 1942 on condition that it be used for agricultural education and research.

Johnstown Castle

National Heritage Park

National Heritage Park

The National Heritage Park traces the habitation of man in Ireland, from the first settlers to the arrival of the Normans in the twelfth century. It demonstrates this through lifesize reconstructions of homesteads, burial modes and places of ritual. Your senses are sure to come alive with sites and sounds stretching back almost nine thousand years.


Hook Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in the thirteenth century as a navigation aid by William Marshal - Earl of Pembroke, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster. The massive structure has three stone vaulted chambers with a spiral stairway ascending through the thickness of the wall.

Hook Head

Agricultural museum

Agricultural Museum

This Museum is located in the old farmyard buildings of Johnstown Castle. The buildings have been restored and converted to provide facilities for Ireland's largest Agricultural Museum.


JFK Arboretum

An extensive collection of trees and shrubs from temperate regions of the world, dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Arranged in botanical sequence, it covers 252 hectares of the Southern slopes and summit of Slieve Coillte.

JFK Arbotretum

Yola Farmstead

Yola Farmstead

Discover the delights of eighteenth century village life in Ireland, taking in a restored farmhouse and dining in the olde world surroundings of Granny's Kitchen with its authentic open fire.


Maritime Museum

This Maritime Museum is housed on board the lightship Guillemot. There are two museums in one, as the lightship is the last Irish Lights vessel, complete with all its cabins, original furniture and fittings.

Maritime Museum