See & Do

 

Things to do in Wexford with families all year round

 

 Explore the abundance of fun and fantastic family-friendly things you can get up to when you visit our corner of Ireland's Ancient East as you keep discovering Ireland. Explore one of many beaches along our 250km coastline or to find the best spots for adventurous water activities like surfing, kitesurfing or kayaking. Are you brave enough? 

 

Take a peaceful walk around one of Wexford's many beautiful gardens, discover iconic locations like our famous Hook Lighthouse, Wells House, Dunbrody Abbey and Enniscorthy Castle among County Wexford's top-class attractions based on history. Enjoy festivals, events and experiences that take place across County Wexford during the summer months with live music and comedy, to family, crafting and workshops and other events taking place across the county this summer.

 

Come and enjoy Wexford's see and do this winter with spectacular experiences on every corner

 

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Ferns Rebel Walking Tour

Ferns Rebel Walking Tour takes people through the ancient village of Ferns where we explore stories from its turbulent past. Learn about the 1798 rebellion and of the rebel leader and priest Fr. John Murphy whos final resting place is in the village. Explore how Ferns was one of a few locations outside of Dublin […]

Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival

Thu 11th July - Sun 14th July
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Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival is in it’s 38th year. The 4 day event each July involves a wide range of activities for everyone as well as the opportunity to enjoy the finest seafood. Join us for a variety of family friendly entertainment, cooking demos, seafood platters,  music & dance at the beautiful fishing village of […]

Kilmokea Gardens

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A beautiful Heritage Garden of seven acres As well as being a beautiful Heritage Garden of seven acres, Kilmokea is one of the most historic sites in the South East, and a small Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily and a wooden boat telling the story of Cessair, daughter of Noah, & her […]

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 […]

IOAC – International Outdoor Adventure Centre

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This award-winning Adventure Centre and Camping Grounds is located just 4km from Rosslare Europort and offers many adventure activities including, High Ropes Course, Crate Stacking, Kayaking, Archery, Axe Throwing and much more.    Caravaning, Camping & Glamping Want to fill your child’s summer with excitement and fun, all in the great outdoors? Well, why not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go Paddle

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We are the Premier Provider of Paddlesports in the SouthEast. And we believe that the River Slaney is one of the hidden gems of County Wexford and we want to share it with everyone!   We provide: Leisurely Kayak Trips on the River Slaney – suitable for everyone. Family Fun Kayak Sessions – tailored to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Marlfield House & Garden

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Surrounding a beautiful regency period house, these gardens and grounds extend to 36 acres. Set amongst woodlands, meandering paths cross an extensive kitchen garden of herbs, vegetables and fruits, with borders of shrubs and herbaceous perennials leading to the lawns and formal gardens.  The lake and wildfowl reserve, form a completely separate garden to the […]