Activities

Activities in Wexford

Wexford offers a host of exciting outdoor activities and adventures that create precious family moments in stunning settings.

Whether you prefer the serenity of woodland walks, fairy gardens and hand-feeding animals or maybe the historic setting of manicured gardens and the tea rooms of a Victorian-era house.

Or, on the contrary, you may experience an action-packed afternoon of archery, karting and adventure golf to name just a few hobbies you might take home from holidays.

Hop on a river cruise, take to paddleboard, enjoy a family day kayaking in the Hook peninsula, or strap yourself into the driving seat for a karting adventure. All those activities are possible in Wexford.

There are also many indoor activities for those with a different taste in the fun. Loads of arts & crafts activities, 

All in all, there is no shortage of fun adventures in Wexford for everyone to choose from to suit all tastes and needs. See below to check out some of what's available.

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Nine Stones Cycling Loop Trail

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The Nine Stones Cycling Loop Trail traverses County Wexford for the most part but also enters parts of County Carlow and County Wicklow. The cycle loop is a total of 118 km of signposted cycle route across some of the most breathtaking scenery that you’ll find in Ireland. This cycle loop was designed to challenge. […]

Ramsfort Wood Walking Trail

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Ramsfort Wood Trail has two waymarked walking trails. Both start in Willow Park, just 15 minutes walk from Gorey Main Street.   The Deerpark Trail is a  looped walk weaves through Willow Park and mixed woodland with occasional views of surrounding hills and Ramsfort House. Listen for the resident buzzard as you walk. The wood […]

Kelly’s Wood Walking Trails

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Kelly’s Wood Walking Trail just outside New Ross has two easy short walking trails looping through the wood.   A tranquil walk around a natural oak-dominated wood, the Oaklands Trail is elevated in part and overlooks the fishing ponds. The Limekiln Trail is a linear spur trail off the Oaklands Trail which leads to an […]

Kilanerin and Curragh Woods Walking Trails

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Kilanerin (or Killinieren) and the Curragh Woods Walking Trails pass through 100 acres of native mixed woodland.  The Irish name Coill an Iarainn means “the Wood of the Iron“.   The combined loops of Kilanerin and Curragh Woods form a figure of eight.  The walks link briefly by road and footpath. Separately they provide a shorter, […]

Kilmore Quay Walking Trail

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Kilmore Quay Walking Trail starts at the car park beside Kilmore Quay harbour. The trail leads you past a memorial garden dedicated to those lost at sea.  From there the trail takes you onto Ballyteigue Burrow. Kilmoetres of sand dunes abundant with flora and fauna.   Of international conservation importance, Ballyteigue Burrow or the Burrow […]

Kiltealy Walking Trails

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Both trails at Kiltealy Walking Trail are great to explore at any time of year The Cullentra Trail is a looped trail which begins and finishes in the centre of the village, with the trailhead sign located at the graveyard wall. Follow the red waymarked posts from here out along the trail to enjoy sweeping […]

A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands

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This exhibition by the Polish Embassy in Dublin explores the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the 19th century, whose contributions to Irish Famine relief have yet to be widely known and commemorated. The exhibition is in English and entrance is included in the entrance fee to the Agricultural Museum. […]

Lacken Hill Walking Trail

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Lacken Hill Walking Trail is set in a beautiful landscape, overlooking the historic Norman town of New Ross. From the 193m high hill-summit, there are panoramic views of the south-east including the Comeragh Mountains, Brandon Hill, the Blackstairs Mountains and the Barrow estuary.   The four trails will take you through forests rich in wildflowers, […]

Outlart Hill Walking Trail

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Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield Walking Hub comprises of three walking trails. These trails are centered around one of the most historic and scenic locations in Co. Wexford, the Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield. The vast panoramas explain the hill’s strategic military significance and why it was the site of the most influential battle of 1798. Step […]

Tara Hill Walking Trail

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Tara Hill (252 metres) is a heather-sloped rocky outcrop that has stunning panoramic views up and down the Wexford and Wicklow coastline. There are 2 walking trails, starting from two different trailheads which give you different flavours of Tara Hill and its surroundings.   The Red Trail, Slí an tSuaimhnais, begins from Tara Hill cemetery […]

Tintern Walking Trails

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There are four walking trails around Tintern for all to enjoy. The trailhead is located at Tintern Abbey.  Tintern Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, founded c.1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. It was partly converted into living quarters after […]

Raven Point Wood Walking Trail

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The Raven Point Wood walking trail loop runs through sand dunes with woodlands consisting mainly of Corsican pine trees. Raven Point Wood owned by the National Parks and Wildlife Service is a Nature Reserve. As such is it home to a variety of flora and fauna.  As you walk, you may be lucky enough to […]