See & Do

Things to Do in Wexford this Winter

 

Wexford is one of Ireland's top 3 places that visitors to the Emerald Isle most often take a Winter break in. Explore the fantastic things you can get up to when you visit our corner of Ireland's Ancient East as you #KeepDiscovering Ireland:

 

- Explore one of many beaches along our 250km coastline for a day out with the children or to find the best spots for adventurous Winter water activities like surfing, kitesurfing or kayaking. Are you brave enough? Discover the six Blue Flag and more than ten Green Coast awarded beaches. Be safe and have fun in the water this Winter.

 

- Take a peaceful walk around one of Wexford's many beautiful gardens, perfect all year round. With more than 10 fabulous gardens surrounding castles and Victorian houses, they are a must to any visit to County Wexford this Winter.

 

- Enjoy some of the many festivals, events and experiences that take place across County Wexford during the Winter months with music festivals like Wexford Opera Festival in its 70th year or live music events hosted by Lantern Presents, as well as events like Land of the Light at Wells House & Gardens or a literary production inspired by Oscar Wilde to name a few.

 

- Discover our top attractions, opening times and useful information before your visit. Stay tuned and don't miss what's happening during your stay at VisitWexford.ie

 

Check out our STAY section on VisitWexford.ie to find the perfect accommodation for your time in County Wexford this Winter!

 

So, what are you waiting for?

Visit Wexford this Winter and make #WexfordMemories

Book your Winter Break at VisitWexford.ie

#BestfForSun #BestForFun #BestForTrails

Estuary Heritage Boat Tours

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Explore the stunning and scenic Hook Peninsula from the water! Sit back and relax onboard as we travel the length of the peninsula passing by some of the regions most iconic sites from Duncannon Fort, Loftus Hall and Hook Lighthouse, you’ll hear plenty of tales along the way, including the legend of the pirate treasure […]

Wreckless Indoor Skate Park & Skate Shop

Wreckless Indoor Skatepark opened at our current location in August 2015, across two units in Gorey Business Park just outside of Gorey town in Co. Wexford. Wreckless Offers an Indoor park with exclusive features and obstacles not found in other parks around the country as well as featuring a fully stocked Skateshop on location with Skateboarding, […]

Shrule Pet Farm

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Reopening on the 30th of May! Come explore our family-run Pet Farm, nestled in the dunes between Ballygarret and Kilmuckridge. You’ll find all the usual suspects, clucking hens, oinking pigs and fluffy hampsters alongside sheep, goats, alpacas and horses! Your welcome to enjoy a picnic on site and explore our small woodlands afterwards.  On site […]

Shrule Equestrian Centre

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Now reopened and welcoming riders again!   Shrule Equestrian Centre is situated in the picturesque countryside of North Wexford between the coastal villages of Ballygarrett and Kilmuckridge. Our speciality is Beach rides for those who can already ride, see our great beach pics. Also available: Livery, schooling, breaking and training, arena hire, pony camps and […]

Ferns Castle

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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 1200. Since then, it has had many owners, of diverse political and military colours. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now […]

Bunclody- Kilbrannish Walking Trail

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Part of the Blackstairs Mountain Range, Kilbrannish Hill has two waymarked looped walking trails.  These trails have beautiful views of Mount Leinster, the Clody Valley and the South Leinster Way.   More information about this Bunclody Trail,  >>here<<  If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford. […]

Bunclody – Coolmelagh Walking Trail

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Coolmelagh Forrest, near Bunclody, has three waymarked looped trails that climb to Gibbet Hill. Gibbet is an old English name for Hanging Hill. This hints to a place of execution. Here beautiful views meant that, no matter what your crime, your last sight on earth was heavenly. The trails, which are on forest roads, all […]

Bunclody Walking Trail: The Craan & Long Lane Loop

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Bunclody Walking Trails are scenic, peaceful looped walks on tarred roads. The loops take in the Clody Valley, sided by the Blackstairs Mountains with Mount Leinster itself as the focal mid-point on the loop.   Meandering beside farmland, forestry, streams and open mountain. From Droim Cria (the slate quarry), Blackrock Mountain, Mount Leinster, Kilbrannish Windmills, […]

Carrickbyrne Hill Walking Trail

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Carrickbyrne Hill Walking Trail flows through a public woodland, which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value.  Carrickbyrne Hill or Carraig Bhrain features a few looped trails individually waymarked. All trails start at the trailhead in the main car park and picnic area beside the N25. These routes provide 18 km of mixed forest […]

Fr Murphy 1798 Centre

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The Fr Murphy Centre will remain closed until further notice, we hope to reopen Summer 2021   This family-friendly environment is a haven of peace in a rural setting with something available for all age groups. The Centre spans a 250-year period embracing both the historical and rural aspects of the area. Fr. John Murphy […]

Courtown Woodland Walking Trail

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Courtown Woodland Trail is bounded by the Owenavorragh River on the north side and the canal on the seaward side to the east. The woodland dates back to pre-Famine times.  The four trails waymarked through the woodland are graded as easy. As you choose your walk along the River Walk, Top Walk, Canal Walk or […]

Croghan Mountain Walking Trail

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Raheenleagh (the small grey rath or fort), at Croghan Mountain, has hosted many visitors over the years. In prehistoric times it was a burial site. In 1795, miners panned for gold, and in 1798, the United Irish men, returning from the battle of Vinegar Hill, camped beside the trail entrance.   The Forde family were […]