Attractions

Wexford Tourist Attractions

 

County Wexford is home to some of the top points of interest in Ireland.

Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past with a visit to some of the top Wexford tourist attractions. Vividly discover the 1798 Rebellion, immerse yourself in the stories of the Great Irish Famine, step into Ireland’s most haunted house and visit one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world.

 

With something for everyone to enjoy, don’t miss out on experiencing the best places to visit and tourist attractions that Wexford has to offer.

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience & Restaurant New Ross, Co. Wexford   Dunbrody Famine Ship, Experience & Restaurant opens its doors again after a 5-month restoration of the historic ship that anchors place in the waters surrounding the establishment in New Ross.   The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a spectacular feature of the New Ross quayside. There are […]

Hook Lighthouse

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Hook Lighthouse – The oldest original operating lighthouse in the World. Enjoy a tour of Hook Lighthouse, one of the most popular visitor attractions on Ireland’s Ancient East. Loved by visitors year round this 800 year old lighthouse has many accolades, chief amongst them; it is the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world… yes, […]

Dunbrody Abbey

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Founded in 1210, Dunbrody Abbey is one of the finest examples of a Cistercian monastery in Ireland. Located in Campile, County Wexford, today the abbey features a visitor centre and small cafe specialising in delicious home-baked goods.  Dunbrody Abbey and Visitor Centre in County Wexford are built on the site of one of the most […]

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 […]

Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey walking trails are open but the Abbey is closed until further notice. 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 […]

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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**Loftus Hall will close its doors to the public in October 2020 as the building is currently on the property market**   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 abandoned mansion. You […]

Ferns Castle

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**Ferns Castle is currently closed to the public**   Ferns Castle is a Norman castle built in the 13th century and was originally square in plan with four large towers. Before the coming of the Normans, Ferns was the political base of Diarmait Mac Murchada, king of Leinster. William, Earl Marshall built the castle around […]

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. […]

Ballymore Historic Features

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Ireland has one of the richest histories in the world. Ballymore Historic Features celebrates and emphasises the past in a refreshing and unique way. Take one of our exclusive tours, which encompasses many features including the museum of local and family history spanning over 300 years, dairy and farming display, 1798 memorabilia room and the Phoebe Donovan art […]

Ballyhack Castle

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**Ballyhack Castle is closed to the public for the duration of 2021**   Ballyhack Castle commands an imperious position on a steep-sided valley overlooking Waterford Estuary. It is thought that the Knights Hospitallers of St John, one of the two mighty military orders founded at the time of the Crusades, built this sturdy tower house […]

Seal Rescue Ireland

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Seal Rescue Ireland ‘Seal Feed & Enrichment’ Experience  Mission Statement: Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a registered charity that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release seal pups found sick, injured, or orphaned across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue center in the Republic of Ireland, they respond to reports […]