The Gardens of Wexford reflect the history and diversity of the County and its landscape. Some of the gardens were originally laid out in the 18th and 19th centuries while others were begun just 10 years ago. If you like your gardens check this out.
If visiting Wexford we recommend stopping by this “secret gem” tucked away behind a reinstated street-front. National Opera House Wexford is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house and home to the world-famous Wexford Festival Opera. This landmark building is nestled into the heart of the beautiful harbour town of Wexford.
The oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world apparently. Hook Lighthouse can be found at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford in Ireland. The current structure has stood for almost 800 years!
This Wexford Attraction is a special place where 9000 years of Irish History comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
Curracloe beach is one of the cleanest beaches on the Irish coast and is best known for having featured in the Second World War themed motion picture ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ The Raven Nature Reserve is planted with a forest of pine and other evergreen trees. A looped walk of the area goes to the tip of the Raven Point spit through the wood and back again via the beach.
Enniscorthy Castle is an imposing Norman stronghold in the heart of Enniscorthy town. Originally built in the 13th century it has been ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families.
One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford….and one that took us by surprise! It doesn’t look like much from the outside but when inside we were struck by the size and level of detail of the exhibition. It was won a number of awards and we can see why.
In the summer of 1963 President Kennedy visited Ireland and made an emotional return to the ancestral family homestead. The museum follows the fortunes of the most famous Irish American Family through the 20th century to the present day. This rag to riches story begins at the Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F Kennedy’s great-grandfather, who was forced to leave during the famine.
Dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the JFK Memorial Park stands on the southern slopes and summit of Slievecoiltia in County Wexford. It is an Arboretum with a plant collection of international standing.
Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is one of the great Victorian revival Castles in Ireland. This is a wonderful place for a stroll on a fine day. The Gardens are open to the public and there are some really lovely walks around the grounds.