Heritage Trail

Wexford Heritage Trail

An age-old gateway into Ireland, County Wexford is steeped in history dating back to the Stone Age, over 6,000 years ago. Journey through time and meet our ancestors - Celts, Christians, Vikings, Normans, French, Welsh and English - who have left us a quite remarkable heritage, unrivalled anywhere else in Ireland.

Now, for the first time ever, Wexford’s history, culture and magnificent landscape is presented to you in a very special way, on the Wexford Heritage Trail. From mountain to sea, mainland to islands, our trail leads you to castles, churches and abbeys, battlefields, historic towns and villages, great houses and gardens, windmills and forts. Explore the world’s oldest lighthouse, Ireland’s biggest open-air museum, and its most famous Famine Ship! Discover a landscape rich in biodiversity, from unique coastal habitats to the famous Wexford Slobs, a haven for wildlife and one of the most important wild bird reserves in the world.

Along our Trail, follow in the footsteps of monarchs and monks, knights and warriors, rebels and rogues, gentry and even the odd ghost! Wexford Heritage Trail has something for everyone - you won’t be disappointed! All you have to do is turn the page and be ready for a great adventure!

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Ferns, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Ferns Village

A walk through Ferns is a walk through ancient history. 

Enniscorthy, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Enniscorthy Town

Described in Ulysses as ‘’the finest place in the world’’, this designated Heritage Town dates back 1500 years.

Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

National 1798 Rebellion Centre

Vividly discover the 1798 Rebellion, one of the most seminal events in Ireland's history.

Dunganstown, New Ross, Co Wexford

The Kennedy Homestead

Telling the ultimate success story of the Irish in America.  

at the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford, Co Wexford

Ring Fort Stay Over 

The Irish National Heritage Park is delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to experience life in Early Medieval Ireland.

 

Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Enniscorthy Castle

Follow the footsteps of Anglo-Norman Knights, Gaelic Irish Kings and Elizabethan Adventurers as you uncover the story of Enniscorthy Castle.

Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co Wexford

Wells House & Gardens

A Great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford. Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy!

Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, Co Wexford

Colclough Walled Garden

This walled garden was built by the Colclough Family in the early 19th Century.

Oulart Hill, Oulart, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Tulach a' tSolais and Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield

Take a walk through these key sites of the 1798 Rebellion.

Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay is a beautiful traditional Irish fishing village located on the coast of County Wexford in south east Ireland.

14 The Quay, New Ross, Co Wexford

The Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre 

Hundreds of Embroideres, Thousands of Hours, Millions of Stitches. A true community initiative created in County Wexford and Kilkenny.

Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Co Wexford

Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens

A wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather.

Tacumshane Windmill, Tacumshane, Co Wexford

Tacumshane Windmill

This is the only surviving complete windmill in the Republic of Ireland. The key is available from the Millhouse Bar and Restaurant, Tacumshane.

Campile, New Ross, Co Wexford

Dunbrody Abbey

Dunbrody Abbey is a 12th century Cistercian Monastery.

Ballyhack, Co. Wexford,

Ballyhack Castle

A castle built in 1450 which overlooks the Waterford Estuary.

Ferrycarrig, Wexford, Co Wexford

Irish National Heritage Park

Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland's past.

Ferns, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Ferns Castle and Vilage

A 13th century castle set in the historically rich Ferns Village.

Hook Head, New Ross, Wexford, Co Wexford

Loftus Hall

The most haunted house in Ireland!

Tower Court, Wexford, Co Wexford

Selskar Abbey

Selskar Abbey is one of Wexford’s most significant medieval ruins.

Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay & Saltee Islands

This fishing port with quaint thatched cottages has a playground, seals in the harbour, and is a hive of activity.

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