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
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
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.
Wexford home to the well known Wexford Opera Festival also plays host to
the Black Stairs Blues Festival held each September in Enniscorthy with
artists from all over including Ireland, America, Jamaica, Spain and the
UK, if you like blues music this is the place to be in Wexford.
Wexford Visitor Attractions
Wexford visitor attractions range from the stunning Hook Head and the
lighthouse there, take a scenic drive around this area in Wexford. The
late President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy's legacy
can be seen in Wexford from the old Kennedy Homestead to the John F
Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross, Wexford.
Wexford is renowned for the Opera held each year in October in Wexford
Opera House. Enjoy some time out at Wexford's Blue Flag Beaches such as
Courtown, Curracloe, Rosslare and Kilmore Quay Marina. Take in some of
the great walks in Wexford or enjoy the many Golf Courses in Wexford or
Horseracing in Wexford.
The official website for Wexford Festival Opera which details the
background and history of the festival as well as providing details
of the forthcoming year's programme of concerts, events, and artists
Pub and Maritime Museum
has the unique
distinction of having been in our family for six generations. Up
to 1987 it was our family home where several generations were
reared. With changing times, the look and feel of the pub was
altered - with the major transformations taking place in the early
part of 1994. In all stages of development, our objective has been
to preserve the best of what we had and to enhance the traditional
ambience of the premises. From the natural slates on the roof to
the old re-milled pitch-pine flooring, tradition has been our
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy,
celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants.
Stud Located in Ireland's sunny South-East on 200 acres of south facing slope beneath the Blackstairs Mountains in County Wexford, and is near to the major racetracks like The Curragh, Leopardstown
DUNBRODY This exhibition is the result of extensive research carried out over several years by the Kennedy Trust, using source data which includes material from Dunbrody's ship's box, and original manuscripts including passenger lists.
Why not take a tour
of the ship as it is being constructed without having to leave
your seat, "it's well worth a look & will be updated
Explore Wexford and take a drive on the Hook
Peninsula with its wonderful coastline, enjoy the many beaches and
wonderful scenery on this route, and visit Hook Lighthouse as you
travel along. Duncannon fishing village is dominated by the
incredible Duncannon Fort with views out over the sea. Duncannon has
a wonderful blue flag beach on its doorstep.