Ireland's Ancient East

Thousands of years of history has left a remarkably rich cultural heritage right across Wexford. Begin your discovery of this rich tapestry of history with a visit to the popular and iconic destinations that give the county its title as the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East. A series of historical attractions and ruins lie waiting to be explored along with some of the most spectacular rural and coastal scenic areas in the country, including Hook Peninsula, Johnstown Castle, Duncannon Fort, Loftus Hall and Tintern Abbey. Immerse yourself in an educational tour, or enjoy a leisurely walk in this extraordinary landscape.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

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With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family – whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden […]

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, […]

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 […]

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience & Restaurant New Ross, Co. Wexford   The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a spectacular feature of the New Ross quayside. There are some tourist attractions that cant be missed and The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience In New Ross, Co. Wexford is one of them. The Dunbrody Famine Ship & Irish Emigrant Experience visitor centre […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Irish National Heritage Park

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Located on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney, ‘The Irish National Heritage Park’ truly is the cornerstone of ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’. An outdoor museum depicting 9,000 years of re-created Irish History situated within natural forestry & wet woodlands. Take an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past and experience stories, sights and sounds that shaped our […]

Ringfort Stayover at Irish National Heritage Park

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The Irish National Heritage Park is delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to stay in a perfect replica of a Viking House.  This experience is particularly suited to families and individuals looking for something completely different, whether these are domestic visitors or overseas visitors, perhaps travelling by ferry, who could top off their holiday in […]