Header image credit: Kilmore Quay by Eamonn P Fitzgerald
Remember last year’s May Bank Holiday weather?
Here in the Sunny South East, temperatures soared and the sun shone all over the county. So if you are looking for somewhere to spend the May Bank Holiday weekend, Wexford is the place to be!
In today’s #TravelTuesday blog, we have created a 3-day mini itinerary so you don’t miss the top spots in County Wexford. Our top tip is to plan and book ahead where possible and remember to check restrictions in place before you travel.
Day 1: Curracloe Beach and Johnstown Castle
Start the day with a stroll and maybe even a swim at Curracloe Beach. If you are into walking, visiting the Raven Point woodland trail is a must for adventurers. This 9km loop will take you through the woods and back to the seaside enjoying the solitude of the beach.
Once hunger calls, you can stop in The Reeds Restaurant at Ferrycarrig Hotel to enjoy an outdoor lunch overlooking the stunning Slaney River Estuary.
In the afternoon, drive to Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens. You can wander around the two lakes, gardens and book a tour inside the 19th-century castle which was restored in 2021. The castle tour will include the adjoining 86-metre original ‘servants’ tunnel’, believed to be the longest in the country. If you are travelling with children, there is a great playground near the cafe.
Day 2: The Hook Peninsula and Kilmore Quay
A full tour around the Hook Peninsula would take a whole day but since time is of the essence, we have chosen the top must-visit places:
- The Hook Lighthouse, of course, must be included on this list. This 800-year-old lighthouse is the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world and sits at the edge of Hook Head, offering visitors breathtaking views.
- Tintern Abbey. You can visit the Colclough Library to have a wonderful view across Bannow Bay. There are stunning walking trails and tea rooms to enjoy in the area as well.
- Baginbun Head – a dreamy bay with crystal clear waters.
After your tour, you can drive to Kilmore Quay to have fish & chips at the much loved by locals chipper, The Little Saltee Restaurant & Takeaway. Later, you can spend the afternoon relaxing around the pier and the beach.
Day 3: Cahore Point to Kilmichael Point
The Cahore Point Walking trail is a 5 km loop that offers sea views, beautiful beaches and a tasty gastro-pub, The Strand Cahore, at the finishing line for a delicious meal.
You can spend the afternoon hopping around the golden sand beaches from Cahore Point to Kilmichael Point, stopping at beaches like Kiltennell Beach, Ballymoney Beach or Kilgorman Strand along the way.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your May Bank Holiday break in Wexford now at VisitWexford.ie.