Wexford Town is a maritime town whose very name underscores it's Viking origin. On the eastern seaboard of Ireland, located at the mouth of a fine natural harbour, Wexford offers the visitor a delightful maze of meandering streets, lanes and passage ways. Everywhere is the all prevailing sense of a maritime centre of great antiquity. At its core is tangible evidence of its Norman period, especially in its delightfully presented Heritage centre, in the restored Westgate Tower.
Wexfords with miles of great coastline offers great scenery and the it means that there are some wonderful beaches and harbours close by in Wexford for the family to enjoy such as the golden sandy beaches of Rosslare Strand Blue Flag, 5 miles of golden sand beach and Courtown Bay and Harbour, and Roney Point in Gorey, Co Wexford. It is popular for water sports such as pleasure boating, shore angling, sailing, sea canoeing, snorkelling and other water sports. County Wexford also offers several Golf Courses nearby such as Courtown Golf Club, Enniscorthy Golf Club, New Ross Golf Club, Rosslare Golf Club, St Helen's Bay Golf and Wexford Golf Club. County Wexford is known for its its locally grown Stawberries so hence the Enniscorthy Strawberry Fair which is held each year, a great family day out with lots of entertainment and Strawberries!! Also in Wexford is the renowned Wexford Opera Festival and racing at Wexford Racecourse, Newtown Road and Kilmore Quay has its Seafood Festival in July, with lots of local Irish Seafood.
Wexford Harbour is a place very popular with bird watchers as it is the closest point for migrating birds into or out of Ireland from Britain and Europe and the harbour area and mud banks are where the wildfowl feed, why not visit the visitors centre at the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve in Ardcavan, Wexford. The Saltee Islands, are also another great bird watching area, for migrating birds and puffins, and also seals, just off the lovely fishing village of Kilmore Quay. Kilmore Quay, where you are greeted by a row of traditional Irish thatched and whitewashed cottages, a charming old world peaceful sea fishing village in Wexford county and its Kilmore Quay's Memorial Garden which is modern and well tended. Take a drive out to Hook Head headland and see Hook Head Lighthouse one of the oldest lighthouses in Ireland and also the Bannow Drive. With Dublin just 60 miles away and Rosslare a mere 45 miles Wexford is a very accessible holiday destination. Rosslare Ferry Port has sailings to Fishguard, Pembroke, Le Harve, and Cherbourg, a very busy car port in the South of Ireland.
Wexford is the place to be for the 2012 National Ploughing Championships in New Ross, County Wexford..