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Make #WexfordMemories in the Rain this Autumn!
Visit Wexford in any weather
While Wexford is #BestForSun, there’s no doubt that it still rains in our corner of Ireland’s Ancient East but that’s not to say you’ve got to stop having fun in County Wexford. Our county still has so much to discover even when it does rain! #KeepDiscovering Wexford this Autumn with an abundance of the best things to do during a rainy day in Wexford. From bowling alleys, arcades and historical venues to events, festivals and so much more, #WexfordMemories can still be fulfilled even in the most unpredicted elements!
This week’s #TravelTuesday tip: Now that Autumn has finally appeared with indoor activities and new events appealing to our visitors and locals, we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. We also suggest checking the opening hours of the location you may be visiting to ensure you make the most of your plans in Wexford. And as always, remember to make the best #WexfordMemories along the way during your stay.
So, you know when people ‘save it for a rainy day,’ now is your perfect opportunity to do so! We’ve compiled a list of places we suggest you visit when in Wexford as the weather allows:
While Wexford has an array of things to do when the weather isn’t on your side during time in Wexford, our events and festivals directory has your back! From the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Arts Festival and Wexford Festival Opera to musical acts from Melanie O’Reilly, The Ivy Sisters and Kevin Lawlor Quintet among a huge variety of family fun over the Autumn and Winter months, there’s no doubt you’ll find something to fill your time in Wexford…even if it does rain during your stay. For more of ‘What’s On’ in Wexford, click this link! Wexford is #BestForSun but even when it’s not, it’s always #BestForFun!
Pirates Cove is a family-run, family fun attraction in North Wexford’s seaside village of Courtown. While some of Pirate Cove’s activities are based outside and can be caught during breaks in the rain, there’s plenty to do inside of the establishment. From games arcades, a casino and bowling alley to so much more, Pirate’s Cove has it all. Whether it’s a family day out or a fun night with friends, there’s sure to be fun made without worrying if the weather has an impact on your plans.
EscapeRooms.ie is one of Wexford’s newest activities located in Leisure Max in South Wexford. Try escape a locked room with friends or family on a time limit. Unlock your Sherlock Holmes in Wexford as you work as a team to figure out the puzzles in front of you with clues and storylines that will guide your escape. This is a great team bonding experience and would be a great way for you to make #WexfordMemories with your work family, friends or colleagues while in Wexford!
Enniscorthy Castle is the perfect place to explore on a rainy day in Wexford as it gives you the opportunity to discover the rich historical heritage that gives Enniscorthy its story. The castle stands proud as it overlooks the River Slaney at the heart of the town having been built in the 13th century. Since then, it has been restored and remains an important part of Irish history, now offering a visitor experience to those who visit our wonderful County Wexford. If you make it to the roof when the rain cloud breaks, you’ll overlook the most stunning views of Enniscorthy, its countryside and other historic landmarks like Vinegar Hill.
If you’re someone who admires the story behind Irish history, then the National 1798 Rebellion Centre is the idyllic spot for you to discover so much more of Enniscorthy and Wexford’s history. Engross yourself in the heritage of the Revolution, the events of 1798 and so much more that is etched in Irish history forever. Stimulating stories re-told by those in the 1798 centre is an experience not to be missed and upon visiting, meet key figures from the rebellion, participate in the 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience, and learn how weapons were used way back in 1798!
On a rainy day, even the beautiful Hook Lighthouse has a lot to offer. Take a guided tour of the oldest operating lighthouse in the world. Climb the 115 worn-out steps of the lighthouse and engross yourself in the rich history and storytelling that takes place by members of the friendly team. Meet a life sized hologram of St. Dubhán, a monk who tells the stories of the perishing nights spent with fellow monks in the 5th century warning against the dangers with a beacon they kept alight on the headland. We don’t want to ruin the experience for those enthusiastic to visit but there’s so much more to discover and more!
No matter the weather, take a tour of the Dunbrody Famine ship above or below deck. Based in New Ross, this is one of the historical monuments in the county that you do not want to miss out on. It is a reproduction of the 1840’s emigrant vessel, providing a world class interpretation of an emigrant experience. The tour is wheelchair and buggy accessible, as well as pet-friendly. The Dunbrody Visitor Centre houses a charming river-view restaurant and the Irish America Hall of Fame where you’ll transport back to that harrowing time in the 1840’s. It’s definitely an experience not to be missed out on a rainy day!
So, what are you waiting for?
No matter what the weather, Wexford is still #BestForFun and #WexfordMemories can still be made!
Check out more of what you can do in Wexford on the following links: