The Irish are renowned worldwide for being friendly, welcoming and easy-going. Wexford people are well known for fun, “cheoil agus craic” and are very proud of their county roots. The Yellow Bellies don’t take themselves too seriously and are always very welcoming and curious about visitors and outsiders.
What To Do
Walking & Cycling Trails
Wexford’s diverse landscapes provide visitors with a bounty of scenic and dynamic trails. If you enjoy cycling and scenery you have to try the Nine Stones Loop. 118km of cycling trail that finishes up with a 1.6km climb for some of the most breathtaking views at the summit of Mount Leinster.
Raven Point wood is a popular walking trail enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. This 6.8km walk takes around 1.5 hours to complete and is located near Wexford Slob Lands so be sure to bring you binoculars for some bird spotting. Upon returning, enjoy a few hours spent at the famous Curracloe beach. A great way to break up your solo trip is to join an organised walk, cycle, or even a local run in Wexford. There’s no better way to take in the scenery than heading out for a stroll, hike or cycle approved by local experts. Perhaps more importantly, you will be able to chat with others about where they have been and what they have experienced, getting great local tips for where to head off to next on your travels.
Solo travel in County Wexford doesn’t have to be about finding people to mingle with. Everyone enjoys time to themselves so it can be nice to embrace the solitary aspect of travelling alone. A walk on the sandy beaches of Wexford or allowing yourself to slow down and be mindful even just for a day or two.
Heading to a local pub and having ‘the craic’ has been an Irish way of life for generations. New faces from out of town are always welcome across county Wexford. It really makes Wexford and Ireland a dream destination for solo travelers. Just pull up a barstool and join in the fun. You may even come across an impromptu live music session or storytelling evening which is common in local pubs. If you can sing or play an instrument it’s likely you will be asked to join in.
Workshops & Classes
Learning new skills is a great way to mix with open-minded local people. Additionally, this makes them ideal for solo travellers who would like to meet people along the way. Re-discovering or up-skilling while on holidays is always fun. What about learning something totally new and different that can link you with County Wexford forever?
The Irish National Heritage Park run over 60 diverse courses throughout the year where groups or individuals can come to the Park and learn a craft or traditional skill. There’s everything from foraging, flint knapping, pottery and blacksmithing, to more activity-based courses like Medieval combat skills and Viking warrior boot camp.
Wells House and Gardens always have lots you can get involved in including archery, clay shooting, owl walks, and falconry and garden, and woodland walks.
Table for one, please! Enjoying a sensational meal in your own company is one of the finer joys in life we don’t always appreciate. Wexford has no shortage of world-class restaurants, cafes and gastro pubs. Our seafood, dairy and meat industry is second to none and many menus feature local Wexford producers.
With Taste Wexford you can visit a local producer and farmer, pick your own strawberries, chocolate making workshops, learn to make jam or go on a food tour with Gallivanting Tours and learn from the award-winning producers, farmers and chefs why Wexford is known as the Model County.
Wexford is home to some fabulous, award-winning spas. Book yourself in for some much-needed R&R and enjoy rejuvenating treatments, the pool or steam room, and maybe even afternoon tea. Oftentimes, the spas will have some great deals and packages on offer. Creacon Lodge & Wellness or Kilmokea House & Gardens are two of our favourites retreats for a digital detox and some time to relax. An escape we all need from this busy world.
Wexford has so much to attract visitors – the history, the culture, the beaches, the food, the friendly people and the diverse landscapes. Travelling alone gives you the flexibility to fasten up your boots, get out there and see everything that beautiful county Wexford has to offer.