Wexford, Leinster
Wexford, Leinster, Ireland
Birr Castle Gardens
River Shannon
Sunniest town and region in Ireland on the coast
Did you know? Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world!
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Wexford County

Wexford HarbourCounty Wexford is known to be the sunniest place in Ireland and comprises wide and sandy beaches which give you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of outdoor activities. The towns are historically charming in atmosphere, with museums and historic buildings to explore.

Wexford is a lively maritime town set in a beautiful scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and unspoiled beaches. Wander through the winding streets and the lively quayside of Wexford and enjoy an array of pubs, cafes and excellent restaurants.  The convenient and strategic location of Wexford near the mouth of the Slaney encouraged landings from AD 850. The town was then captured by the Normans in 1169 and you can still see traces of their fort the Irish National Heritage Park. There are reminders of its glorious Viking and Norman past in the meandering lanes off Main St, as well as some medieval monuments. This unique heritage and culture make it an essential part of any itinerary!

DunbrodyWhat's in Wexford?

New Ross is a port city located just half an hour west of Wexford. It is the ancestral home of the Kennedy family, former US president John F. Kennedy. You can visit the Kennedy Homestead as well as interesting attractions such as a memorial arboretum and the magnificent Dunbrody Historic Emigrant Ship, a full-scale replica of a ship built in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross, which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America.

The Irish National Heritage Park is a fantastic place where you will be taken on a great adventure into 9,000 years of history. Its 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions will give you the opportunity to see how people lived from the coming of man to this island until the arrival of the Normans in the 12th century. 

Duncannon Fort is a wonderful star-shaped fortress built on an important promontory in Duncannon Harbour. It was built in 1588 to withstand an invasion by the Spanish Armada. Have a stroll around the ramparts and enjoy spectacular views across the estuary to County Waterford and to Hook Head.

Ballyhack Castle, a large tower house, is a well hidden gem that can trace its origins back to 14th century. Its strategic location was perfect to overlook Waterford estuary.

SalteesHook Peninsula is located at the most southerly point of County Wexford. It is steeped in Norman history. The lighthouse is one of the oldest still operating in the world and with its stunning views; the area is perfect for a romantic picnic. The peninsula is also famous for its wreck diving, and wild landscape.

Kilmore Quay is a pretty fishing village that offers original thatched roof cottages, a harbour and a marina as well as arts and crafts markets and festivals. Boat trips can be taken around the uninhabited Saltee Islands, popular with bird watchers.
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