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Wexford, Co. Wexford

Wexford (derived from Old Norse: Waes Fjord, also Irish: Loch Garman, Latin: Menapia) is the county town of County Wexford. It is situated at the mouth of the River Slaney near the south-eastern tip of Ireland, close to Rosslare Europort. Recently Wexford enjoyed a building boom resulting in new developments across the county and town.

Wexford is an energetic, cosmopolitan mix of old and new cultures. The ancient town of Wexford is lively and picturesque with narrow cobbled streets and quaint pubs. Every year the town hosts the Wexford Opera Festival, attracting music lovers and revellers from all over the world. The history of Wexford goes back to pre-Christian times, as a trip to the Irish National Heritage Park in nearby Ferrycarrig will illustrate.

From the famous backdrop of the sleepy spires of the Twin Churches to the award winning Quay-Front in Wexford Harbour to galleries & museums, shopping and fine hospitality establishments - Wexford town has a lot to offer.

The seaside resorts of Carne, Curracloe, Rosslare and Kilmore are in close proximity. This makes Wexford the ideal location for your break, whether energetic or relaxing the choice is yours.

Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club, Angling, Pleasure Cruises, Horse Riding, Horse Racing, Golf, Bird Watching & Wexford’s Award Winning Quay-Front.

Main Attractions
•Johnstown Castle Gardens
•& Irish Agricultural Museum
•Irish National Heritage Park
•Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
•Selskar Abbey

Something different
Guided Walking Tours of Wexford
Farmer’s Market, Mallin St. Car Park
Fridays from 9am - 2pm 


The Cottage Garden - The Bay Garden, Camolin, Enniscorthy County Wexford
Bay Garden, The
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Patience has paid off for Frances and Iain MacDonald. When they first bought their pretty Georgian farmhouse in 1989 the surrounding couple of acres was waist high with weeds and full of ash saplings. They cleared the site and grassed it to contr ...
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St Helens Bay Golf Club - Kilrane Rosslare Harbour County Wexford Ireland
St Helens Bay Golf Club
Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford
Course Type: Parkland
St. Helens Bay Golf Resort has since 1993 developed into one of Ireland's foremost golf destinations. With a challenging 18 hole course, panoramic views of the South Wexford Coastline and comfortable on-site accommodations, the visitor is guarant ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Enniscorthy Farmers Market - County Wexford - Saturdays
Enniscorthy Farmers Market

The Abbey Square Carpark, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Every Saturday 9am-2pm

Contact: Pat Roche - 087 794 8830
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Tourist Attractions

Tintern Abbey - New Ross County Wexford Ireland
Tintern Abbey
New Ross, Co. Wexford
Tintern Abbey is a Cistercian abbey, founded c. 1200 by William, Earl of Pembroke as the result of a vow he had made when his boat was caught in a storm nearby and named after Tintern in Wales. It was partly converted into living quarters aft ...
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