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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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.

Ardcavan, Wexford, Co Wexford

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is a hub of built & natural heritage and activity.

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.

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.

Ferrycarrig, Wexford, Co Wexford

Irish National Heritage Park

Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland's past.

Ballyhack, Co. Wexford,

Ballyhack Castle

A castle built in 1450 which overlooks the Waterford Estuary.

Hook Head, The Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford

The Hook Lighthouse and Peninsula

A 13th Century Norman structure, built by the Earl of Pembroke as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster.

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.

Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Vinegar Hill Battlefield

The most famous site of the 1798 Rebellion in County Wexford.

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