A Fun Packed Weekend Awaits You
For a group weekend away that’s jam-packed with adventure, activities, good food, and great accommodation, South Wexford has it all. Famous for its breath-taking vistas, magnificent natural landscapes and the salty spray of the sea, this weekend itinerary for group parties is based on the pinnacle point of Ireland’s Ancient East which will see you visiting the top must-see attractions within a short drive, as well as participating in some fun adventure and sporting challenges that will have you grinning from ear to ear.
Assemble your crew at Treacys Hotel, Enniscorthy which is perfectly situated in the bustling town of Enniscorthy, providing a hub of activity for those who arrive a little early. With 3 different dining options you’ll be spoiled for choice and with three entertainment venues under one roof, you won’t need to leave the hotel to get your fix of dancing and entertainment, between live performances in Temple Bar, a live sax player in DBar and cover bands and DJs in Benedict’s Nightclub – a great way to kick back and let your hair down after the working week.
Avail of the full Irish breakfast on offer, because it’s time for some group activity and an action filled day.
For the Hens – why not encounter living history by enjoying a unique and interactive group experience such as Murder Mysteries at Enniscorthy Castle. This real life game of Cluedo gets the imaginations rushing and the craic is nothing short than mighty. Discover the history within the castle walls and rooftop and all participants can also look forward to some wine and nibbles. Alternatively opt for a little more opulence with a morning of treatments at the renowned 5-star adult’s only Monart Destination Spa, one of three top spas in the world!
For lunch, satisfy your sweet tooth with high tea at Enniscorthy Castle, with Oh So Sweet Occasions, who invite you to bring your own gin, prosecco or cocktails, to enjoy with their delectable delights.
For the Stags – how about a round of golf at the award-winning Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club, followed by a Bistro lunch in the stunning architecturally designed Club House. Alternatively, Quad Attack Adventure Centre in Clonroche is sure to quench your need for speed! This hilarious, exhilarating adventure provides all-weather cross country driving fun for every age group.
Foodies can’t miss a whistlestop visit to Bean & Goose Craft Chocolate Workshop, to stock up on some artisanal snacks for the weekends’ activities ahead.
After lunch, make your way down to Hook Peninsula, to check-in to Hookless Holiday Homes, a self-catering accommodation village boasting panoramic sea views that’s smack bang in the centre of a host of activities and adventure on Hook Peninsula and perfect for an adventurous group get away, with sea kayaking and kite surfing to name a few activities right on its doorstep.
If your game for some evening sport, don your wetsuit for a spot of kite surfing on Duncannon Beach. Hooked Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding gives you the confidence to enter the water under expert instruction, whilst nearby Freedom Surf School is also suitable for groups of all ages, and a sure fire way to get the fun started and the giggles going!
Or if you prefer to stay on dry ground, the imposing Loftus Hall is a fantastic experience to kick start your evening. Renowned as the most haunted house in Ireland, it fascinates visitors all year-round. Those brave enough to take a tour will learn about the history and legend of the stately home’s institution during the Black Death, its conversion into convent and hotel and of course the stories of disturbed souls said to still live there today.
Dinner is waiting in Templar’s Inn Seafood Bar and Restaurant, where private functions are catered for. Templar’s Inn specialises in seafood, but has an excellent and varied full bar menu that caters for all tastes, and a line-up of traditional and live music that will have your feet tapping in no time!
There’s no time for a lie-in with another jam-packed day of adventure and sightseeing planned, starting with a visit to Hook Lighthouse which will blow away the cobwebs from the night before! Hook Lighthouse on Hook Peninsula truly is one of the greatest experiences of Ireland’s Ancient East. Standing for over 800 years at 36m high, this is one of the world’s oldest operating lighthouses and one which retains much of its medieval fabric. You can climb the well-worn steps (all 115 of them) to revel in spectacular 360-degree balcony views with miles of sea rolling out before you, soaking up the salty sea spray, or take a guided tour and brush up on some Irish history.
Duncannon Fort, an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress, is just a short drive away. The historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe-inspiring stories over its 450-year history, and holds one of the best vantage points around. Enjoy a guided tour, or simply enjoy the surrounds, and perfect your group photo! On the opposite side of the peninsula, the majestic beauty of the partly restored Tintern Abbey is well worth exploring. An evocative piece of Irish monastic history, its sheer size and history will amaze you. There’s a coffee shop on site for a much-needed break, and the beautiful forest walking paths nearby are unspoiled and a great way to stretch the legs after last nights’ dancing, without being too strenuous.
You’re bound to have whet your appetite for a late lunch at Roches, one of the oldest traditional bars on the Hook Peninsula, with a separate private dining room for large groups. New Ross also boasts any number of lunch spots to choose from like Mannions Gastro Pub which offers a fantastic casual dining experience in a buzzing atmosphere, and a great way to round up your weekend of fun.
From here, it’s the reluctant road towards home, until your next adventure in county Wexford!