Attractions

Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past, with a visit to some of Wexford’s top attractions. Vividly discover the 1798 Rebellion, one of Ireland’s most significant historic events. Immerse yourself in a reproduction of the 1840’s Irish famine emigration. Step into Ireland’s most haunted house and visit one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world. With something for all generations to enjoy, don’t miss out on experiencing the best of what Wexford has to offer.

Dunbrody Abbey

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Dunbrody Abbey is a wonderful example of at 12th Century Cistercian Monastery. However, the visitor centre houses all sorts of other gems.  Pride of Place is the maze and golf.  The Maze is made of 1500 Yew Trees, causes great confusion for people.  The Golf is ideal for families and no golfing experience is necessary. […]

Enniscorthy Castle

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Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Wexford’s Enniscorthy Town was built in the 13th century and remains an important piece of Irish history today. Restored and updated, the castle is now home to a new visitor experience that showcases the history of the town and its imposing castle. The Castle has been home to Norman […]

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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WEXFORD WILDFOWL RESERVE A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ON FARMLAND Wexford Wildfowl Reserve on the North Slob is a conservation site of major international importance, visited by over 250 species of birds. Located on reclaimed land, it is the winter home for nearly half the total population of Greenland White-fronted Geese, over 7000, from October to April. […]

Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey was founded by William Marshal c. 1200. Known as the Greatest Knight, Marshals impact is visible all across the south-east. From the Colclough Library the visitor has a wonderful view across Bannow Bay. The Abbey was founded for the Cistercian order and the monks lived and worked here for centuries. After the dissolution […]

The Kennedy Homestead

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The Kennedy Homestead -Telling the ultimate success story of the Irish in America. The Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty, the most famous Irish-American family to leave Ireland during the Irish famine. The unique exhibition travels through time recounting the fascination story of a family’s rise from […]

Loftus Hall

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The haunting beauty of the Hook Peninsula provides the backdrop for Loftus Hall.   Ireland’s Most Haunted House. Visit Loftus Hall and take our 45 minute interactive guided tour through the ground floor of this abandoned mansion. You will hear all about the grim and often troubled history of the Hall and experience a re […]

Ros Tapestry

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The Ros Tapestry is a unique project that has been on-going in the South East of Ireland since 1998 and has involved over 150 stitchers working on 15 giant tapestries for a permanent exhibition in New Ross. It is an excellent example of creativity and community spirit on a grand scale and depicts our Norman […]

Ferns Castle

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This Norman castle was built in the 13th century and was originally square in plan with four large towers. Today only two towers remain and visitors have access, by guided tour, to the most complete tower. Along with various defensive features such as arrow-loops and steep stairs the tower also contains a beautiful chapel. Castles […]

Vinegar Hill Battlefield

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The most famous site of the 1798 Rebellion, its current peace, serenity and spectacular views belies its background as one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history.  20,000 men, women and children faced 10,000 members of the Crown forces in a battle that lasted only four hours, but left 1,500 dead in a county distraught. […]

Tacumshane Windmill

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Tacumshane Windmill is the only surviving complete windmill in the Republic of Ireland. It was built in 1846 by the millwright Nicolas Moran, who obtained his training as an apprentice millwright in Rotterdam. The year 1846 is carved on the lintel inside the eastern doorway. A rare feature is its revolving straw thatched cap to […]

Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe inspiring stories over its 450 year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful […]

Lochmahon Lakes

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Lochmahon Lakes comprises 3 spring fed lakes stocked with Brown and Rainbow trout, Rudd and Tench. One lake is dedicated to Fly fishing only with specimen fish up to 18 lbs. The bait lakes are open to everyone from complete beginners to experienced anglers, adults and children. Facilities include: Indoor seated area with tea/coffee/snacks, tackle […]