Eat, Stay and Play with a Pet-Friendly Visit to County Wexford


Plan a pet-friendly getaway in Wexford this year.

Contemplating a trip with your furry friend and wondering where to stay at, eat and play in County Wexford with your pet?


You’re not alone – more and more pet parents are packing up their pets and hitting the road to Wexford as Ireland reopens to travel this year. Every pet owner can vouch that pets are family and with the stunning beaches, hiking and walking trails County Wexford has to offer, it is the perfect place to treat your pet to a pet-friendly holiday.


This week’s #TravelTuesdayTip: We advise that all pet-parents plan well in advance of their stay in the sunny south-east with their furry companion. Whether it’s a day trip or a week-long staycation, there’s no doubt that every last detail should be planned to a T to ensure you and your pet have a stress-free stay in County Wexford. 


The list of pet-friendly hotels, houses and holiday homes that Wexford has to offer is becoming endless and increasingly popular among visitors this year, and while there is a wide array of dog-friendly accommodation in the sunny south-east, our main piece of advice is to book early.


Where to Stay:



  • Ballysheen House 
  • Clifford House B&B 
  • Moyglare Lodge 
  • Old Orchard Lodge B&B
  • Coral Gables Guesthouse
  • Glendale Chestnut Grove 

South Wexford

  • Glendower House 
  • Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens 
  • The Conifers
  • Hookless Holiday Homes 
  • Seashells B&B
  • The Avenue Farmhouse


Enniscorthy & Areas

  • Berrylane 
  • Rathnure Cottage 


Wexford Town

  • Wexford Townhouse
  • The Blue Door Bed & Breakfast

Gorey & Areas

  • Marlfield House Hotel 
  • Railway Country House 
  • Riverfield B&B 
  • The Ould Town 
  • Glenbeg Point



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There’s no doubt they’ll have a paww-rfect stay!

Among this lengthy list, County Wexford has many more self-catering and caravan/camping options!

For posh pooches, Marlfield House Hotel is an exceptional stay in North Wexford which allows one pet of any size stays for a fee of €15 per night. From the many trails and beaches that surround the area, there’s no doubt that Marlfield House Hotel is the perfect spot for you and your pooch, along with many of the other vocations listed.





Where to Eat:


North Wexford

  • The Duck Café
  • The Greenhouse Café
  • Wexford Lavender Farm Café
  • Well’s House & Gardens Restaurant


South Wexford

  • Wild and Native Wine & Seafood Bar
  • Our Lady’s Island Community Coffee Shop
  • The Local at Dunbrody House

Enniscorthy & Wexford

  • The Wilds 
  • Impressó Café 
  • Johnstown Castle & Gardens Café
  • The Stores



  • Kehoe’s Pub & Parlour
  • Mary Barry’s Restaurant



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Furthermore, County Wexford has many more flavourful restaurants, bars and cafés that might tickle your fancy!

A few restaurants in the county allow for dogs to partake in dining activities. Once your pooch is well-behaved, they’re welcomed to outdoor areas of restaurants, pubs and cafés that are dog-friendly. Wexford opens its arms to all four-legged friends.








What to Do:

   North Wexford

  • Wexford Lavender Farm
  • Well’s House & Gardens
  • Kia Ora Mini Farm



  • Johnstown Castle & Gardens
  • Min Ryan Park & Playground

Beaches, Trails & Hills

  • Dogs are allowed on all beaches & trails
  • Mount Leinster
  • Vinegar Hill


South Wexford

  • Colclough Walled Gardens
  • Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens


Check out the many other fun and insightful bits you can see and do in County Wexford!


Image Credit: (@visitwexford on Instagram)

It can’t be denied that Wexford is the ideal break away for yourself and your furry friend this year.  From simple pleasures like chasing sticks into the Irish Sea while taking a stroll on one of our stunning beaches, to catching a bite of fish and chips at one of Duncannon’s pubs, whom each provide exceptional outdoor eating facilities – there’s no place like the sunny south-east with your canine friend. Strolling through Kilmokea Gardens, Johnstown Castle, and Kennedy Park are also popular among dog parents. 


For the energetic pets, we recommend a hike up Mount Leinster where our friends in Visit Bunclody’s Tourism Office will be delighted to assist you with information on the many trails around County Wexford. You can check some of these out >>here<<.


Hopefully, yourself and your furry friend can take something from this post and plan an enjoyable stay away in County Wexford without worrying if your furry friend has access to a cosy spot on your getaway. One to follow for recommendations and more is @dogfriendlyirelandie on Instagram to stay up to date with those seeking and sharing places and activities where dog parents can bring their posh pooches. Make it a trip of a lifetime for your canine soulmate! 


To conclude this #TravelTuesday’s post, #MakeABreakForIt and plan a stress-free and enjoyable stay away in County Wexford without worrying if your pet has access to a cosy spot on your getaway. Make it a trip of a lifetime for your canine soulmate! 


Always notify a hotel or a restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment.


Please also note that most places require visiting dogs to be kept on a lead at all times.


So, buckle up with family or friends and your pet and plan an unforgettable getaway to the South East this year on