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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2024 Gorey Market House Festival

Fri 19th July - Sun 21st July
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Gorey’s Annual Gorey Market House Festival returns for 2024 but with a new date! Join us from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st in Gorey town for an unforgettable weekend! Including……   Our Free Family Fun Day in the Town park on Saturday 20th Street Markets on Sunday and new stalls and displays from local […]

New Ross Piano Festival

Wed 25th September - Sun 29th September
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Our 2024 festival features an outstanding lineup of artists, including renowned pianists Paul Lewis, Steven Osborne, Yukine Kuroki, Sofya Gulyak, Michael McHale, Eoín Fleming, Trio Rodin and our Artistic Director Finghin Collins. This year we are delighted to announce a new festival format. On Friday and Saturday nights we will present two concerts (7pm and […]

Lukes deadly Dinosaurs

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Dinosaurs are Back in the Park………July 12th, July 26th & August the 16th.   Join us here in the Park for Luke’s Deadly Dinosaurs A trip back through time with a difference with a fun and interactive workshop with Luke & Reggie. Look at some of the most spectacular dinosaurs that ever lived, models, 3d printed […]

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 […]

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 […]