Stay and Spend in County Wexford

This week’s #TravelTuesday Tip: Book early for your autumn, winter or spring holiday in County Wexford as it is the most popular staycation destination in 2020 and you can enjoy your €625 holiday for just €500. 

 

Visit Wexford have created new Stay and Spend travel itineraries to highlight the excellent value, all the new experiences you can do where you will be inspired to rediscover County Wexford. 

 

Make a Break for it to Wexford with the government staycation subsidy. Book now and stay between October 2020 and April 2021 and receive a tax rebate of 20% as part of the Irish government’s July stimulus plan. Where a person spends €625 on food and/or accommodation, they will receive up to €125 as a refund for receipts submitted on the new mobile app. 

 

Furthermore, in order to receive your refund, you can check which establishments in County Wexford are registered on the Stay and Spend scheme, here: www.ros.ie/stay-spend-web/rev/sas

 

Seeking a staycation on the coast of Ireland? Wexford has so much more for you to explore with great outdoors activity, golf, cycling, hiking or walking on our beautiful coastal and mountain trails or just relaxing and reconnecting with family and friends or taking some time out to get lost in Wexford.

 

Our Visit Wexford sample itineraries will save you planning time as we have rounded up many hotels, restaurants, cafes, spa breaks, food tours and adventures with guideline prices making it so easy to organise and plan your holiday this autumn, winter or spring 2021 in Wexford.  

 

#MakeABreakForIt while Ireland #FeelsBigger.

 

Itinerary 1 – Relaxing Break at The Riverside Park Hotel for Two

 

 

Tuesday 10th November 2020
  • Arrive at The Riverside Park Hotel – Couples Deluxe Room 3 nights bed & breakfast including one evening meal (approx. €366)
  • Grab a carvery lunch in The Prom Bar (approx. €26)  
  • Make a trip to Kilmore Quay for an afternoon walk along the quay and beach (FREE)
  • Stop into The Little Saltee Restaurant & Takeaway to enjoy the fresh fish and chips (approx. €25)
  • Enjoy more walking in Kilmore and scenic views across the countryside (FREE)
  • Head back to The Riverside Park Hotel for the evening

 

Wednesday 11th November 2020 
  • Enjoy breakfast in The Riverside Park Hotel (included in the stay)
  • Head south for a guided tour of the famous Hook Lighthouse (approx. €20)
  • Step into The Lightkeeper’s House Café and Bakery at Hook Head Lighthouse for a bite to eat (approx. €30)
  • Visit Tintern Abbey on the way home to observe one of Wexford’s Cistercian abbeys
  • Head back to The Riverside Park Hotel for the evening meal (included in the stay)

 

Thursday 11th November 2020 
  • Enjoy breakfast in The Riverside Park Hotel (included in stay)
  • Travel north and visit Wells House & Gardens to explore the grounds and woodlands (approx. €10 per car for admission)
  • Head into Gorey for a bite to eat in Katie Daly’s Bar & Restaurant  (approx. €35)
  • Make your way to the stunning Wexford Lavender Farm to explore (approx. €3 for car park)
  • Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner at Via Veneto in Enniscorthy (approx. €60)
  • Head back to The Riverside Park Hotel for the evening

 

Friday 12th November 2020 

  • Enjoy breakfast in The Riverside Park Hotel before you check out (included in the stay)
  • Take a stroll up to Vinegar Hill and enjoy the panoramic views of Enniscorthy and the surrounding townlands (FREE)
  • End your stay by exploring the historical town of Enniscorthy with a visit to Enniscorthy Castle and a tour of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre (approx. €10 pp)
  • Book a table in The Bailey Bar & Restaurant for lunch before you head home (approx. €50)

 

Total – approx. €645

 

Itinerary 2 – Spa and Golf Getaway at Kellys Hotel for Two

 

 

Friday 4th December 2020
  • Arrive at Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa – Double/Twin Room 2 nights half board including bed & breakfast, afternoon tea with cakes and dinner each day (approx. €748)
  • Book a table for a light lunch in La Marine Bar & Bistro in Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa (approx. €45)  
  • Take a solo golf trip to the magnificent 18-hole ‘Old Course’ golf course at Rosslare Golf Club (approx. €35 pp)
  • Spend the afternoon enjoying treatments in the Sea Spa at Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa (approx. €90 pp) 
  • Reunite with each other and walk Rosslare’s beach, quay and surroundings (FREE)
  • Head back to Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa for an evening meal (included in the stay)

 

Saturday 5th December 2020 
  • Enjoy breakfast in Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa (included in the stay)
  • Get some fresh air by booking a Woodland Wisdom walking tour with Gallivanting Tours (approx. €12 pp)
  • Book into Johnstown Castle for the afternoon and tour the castle, the gardens and the Irish agricultural museum (€9 pp, add €4 pp for a guided tour) 
  • Head back to Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa for an evening meal (included in the stay)

 

Sunday 6th December 2020 
  • Enjoy breakfast in Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa before you check out (included in the stay)
  • Visit Kilmore Quay and explore the beach, quay and surroundings
  • Drop into Mary Barry’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant and enjoy the fresh produce and seafood that Wexford has to offer (approx. €70)
  • End your stay with a bite and a drink in the Riverbank House Hotel before returning home (approx. €40)

 

Total – approx. €1,078

 

Itinerary 3 – Active Staycation at Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy for Two

 

 

Friday 9th October 2020
  • Arrive at Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy – Slaney Suite Double Room (approx. €230 for 2 nights)
  • Head for Johnstown Castle for an Autumnal Walk (approx. €18 for admission to the grounds & museum, add €8 for a guided tour)
  • Take a trip to Kelly’s Cafe or any of gorgeous cafes in  Wexford town for a light lunch (approx. €30)
  • Visit Curracloe Beach voted Ireland’s No. 1 Beach (FREE) or try surfing with our friends at The Surf Shack (approx. €25 pp) 
  • Enjoy a lovely Italian Meal at Alba with great wine and local beers in Enniscorthy (approx. €80)
  • Head back to Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy to relax for the evening

 

Saturday 10th October 2020
  • Visit The Wilds Enniscorthy for breakfast (approx. €30)
  • Make your way to Quadventure for an afternoon of fun (approx. €35)
  • Travel a short distance to New Ross and embark on a Dunbrody Famine Ship Tour (approx. €22)
  • Book a table in The Gallery Restaurant at The Brandon House Hotel (approx. €62)
  • Return to Treacys Hotel Enniscorthy before turning in (approx. €20)

 

Sunday 11th October 2020
  • Check out of Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy
  • Visit The Village at Wheelocks for breakfast and a walk on the grounds of the strawberry farm (approx. €30) 
  • Make your way to Pirates Cove in Courtown for a competitive game of mini golf (approx. €19) 
  • Drive into Gorey and sit down to lunch in Eco Pizzeria and Restaurant in the heart of the town (approx. €35)

 

Total – approx. €670

 

Married couples can avail of up to €250 in tax rebates under the government’s Stay and Spend incentive scheme 

 

Itinerary 4 – Girls Getaway at the Talbot Suites for Four

 

 

Friday 15th January 2021
  • Arrive at the Talbot Suites at Stonebridge – 2-bed classic self-catering apartment 3 nights (approx. €344 – €86 pp)
  • Kick off with a walking food tour with tales and some ales with Gallivanting Tours (approx. €50pp)
  • Enjoy some live music at the Crown Bar in the heart of Wexford town. 

 

Saturday 16th January 2021
  • Enjoy breakfast at Stable Diet Café (approx. €20 pp)  
  • Do a spot of shopping along Wexford’s Main Street (approx. €50 pp) 
  • Order a Taste Wexford picnic from Neighbourfood for your trip to the Hook Peninsula (from €50 pp)
  • Take a guided tour of Hook Lighthouse (approx. €10 pp)
  • Pick up pizzas to take away from Crust and enjoy in the comfort of the apartment at the Talbot Suites at Stonebridge (approx. €25)

 

Sunday 17th January 2021
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing treatment at the Solas Croi Spa at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross (approx. €75 pp)
  • Have a late lunch at The Captain’s Table Restaurant at the Dunbrody Visitor Centre on the quays of New Ross (approx. €15 pp)
  • Step aboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship and hear the incredible stories of those who emigrated during the famine with a costume guided tour (approx. €11 pp)
  • Relax for the evening with dinner overlooking the Slaney estuary at the Riverbank House Hotel (approx. €40 pp)
  • Walk along the quays of Wexford back to the Talbot Suites at Stonebridge

 

Monday 18th January 2021
  • Check out of the Talbot Suites At Stonebridge
  • Head north of the county to have brunch at The Wilds Enniscorthy (approx. €15 pp)
  • Explore the historic town of Enniscorthy and take a trip to Vinegar Hill for amazing views (FREE)
  • Continue north to visit the adorable seals at Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown (admission free – donations encouraged)
  • Stroll around the beautiful Wexford Lavender Farm – ideal for a gorgeous group Instagram picture (€3 for parking)
  • Head home after your fabulous girls’ weekend away in Wexford!

 

Total – from approx. €431 pp or €1725 for 4 people

 

Itinerary 5 – Golf Getaway in Gorey for 4 people

 

 

Monday 29th March 2021
  • Arrive at Amber Springs Hotel & Spa or Ashdown Park Hotel – Double/Single Room 2 nights bed & breakfast (approx. €280 – €140 pp)
  • Grab a light lunch in the BBG Bar at Amber Springs Hotel & Spa or Ashdown Park Hotel  (approx. €20 pp)  
  • Kick off your stay with the  first round of golf at the 18-hole golf course at Ballymoney Golf Club (approx. €22 pp)
  • Head back to Amber Springs Hotel & Spa or Ashdown Park Hotel and indulge in a meal at the Farm Steakhouse (approx. €20 pp)

 

Tuesday 30th March 2021 
  • Enjoy breakfast at the Amber Springs Hotel & Spa or Ashdown Park Hotel (included in the stay)
  • Head for a round of golf at Courtown Golf Club for a Gents Open Singles competition (approx. €25 pp)
  • Take a lunch break in the golf club hosted by Mossel Bay Catering and indulge in a 3-course meal (approx. €22 pp)
  • Continue the round of golf at Courtown Golf Club
  • Blow off some steam with a round of bowling at Pirates Cove in Courtown (approx. €33 – 8.25 pp)
  • Book a table at Katie Daly’s Bar & Restaurant in Gorey and enjoy dinner (approx. €45 pp)

 

Wednesday 31st March 2021 
  • Enjoy breakfast at Amber Springs Hotel & Spa or the Ashdown Park Hotel before you check out (included in the stay)
  • Head for a morning stroll along the beautiful Ballymoney Beach (FREE)
  • End your stay in Wexford with lunch at the Village Bar & Grill in Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort before returning home  (approx. €35 pp)

 

Total – from approx. €337 pp or €1350 for 4 people 

 

 

Still in need of inspiration for your staycation? Check out our seasonal guides for your visit to Wexford:

 

With plenty to satisfy your appetite for food, fun and adventure, plan your staycation in Wexford between October 2020 and April 2021 to avail of the tax rebate on accommodation and food. Wexford is a fantastic destination to stay and visit all year round – whatever the weather!

 

NOTE: The dates listed for the hotel stays are sample dates. You can stay at these hotels at any date between October 2020 and April 2021 but please note, all prices listed are subject to availability and are correct from the hotel direct website today 28/7/2020. Remember to book directly for the best rates.

 

Next week #TravelTuesday – We bring you a guide of the best walking trails around Wexford for you to stretch your legs and explore the county.