Tours & Trails

The Kennedy Story and The Emigrant Trail

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Wexford has unique Irish American links being the ancestral home to President John F. Kennedy. Visitors can explore this connection through the emigrant trail, visiting the Kennedy Homestead, the JFK Arboretum and the Emigrant Flame and Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of the famine ship which his great-grandfather left Ireland aboard.   Kennedy Homestead website: […]

The Norman Way

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In 1166, Diarmuid MacMurrough was ousted as King of Leinster, fled Ireland and sought help from Henry II. Henry gave Diarmuid permission to recruit mercenaries and authorised his subjects to help Diarmuid. In May 1169 the Normans first landed in Ireland at Bannow Bay in Wexford. They set about conquering Leinster and the territories over […]

Gallivanting.ie – Guided Woodland Walks and Experiences.

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  “Magical, bewitching, fascinating and entertaining, I was amazed by how much I learned on an hours walk. Can’t recommend enough!” – P. O’Gorman, Dublin    Seanacaí or traditional storyteller Lorraine is known across Wexford for her unique method of teaching the history of the region through a blend of folklore, historical recordings and quirky facts. […]