With its winding coastal roads, dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views, as well as Ireland’s best sheltered beaches, Wexford is the cornerstone of the country’s Ancient East – a great location waiting to be explored.
The county is host to many exciting activities and adventures for all ages. Woodland walks, beautiful animals, and a fantastic restaurant await in Wells House and Gardens. Meanwhile, Dunbrody Famine Ship experience provides an eye-opening tour of Irish history brought to life as you board a replica ship. This is then followed by lunch in a spectacular, glass-front restaurant setting.
The Irish National Heritage Park on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney will take attendees on an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past. There, experience the stories, sights and sounds that shaped our country. On site, the park boasts the award winning Fulacht Fiadh Restaurant, where staff are always ready to give a warm welcome and hearty meal.
While in Wexford, why not grow your sea legs on a boat trip to the Saltee islands. Or visit the county’s series of stretched, sandy beaches ideal for building sandcastles, water-sports enthusiasts, swimming in rock pools, splashing around in the salty spray, and simply enjoying the sand between your feet while munching down fish and chips. Great spots include the 13km oasis of golden sand that is Curracloe Beach and further south’s Ballinesker Beach. Both are renowned for being featured in Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Saving Private Ryan.
On Duncannon Beach, enjoy the thrill of kite surfing. Meanwhile in Wexford, there is also Cahore Beach, Kilmore Quay and other sheltered, safe beaches such as Rosslare Strand, Poulshone Beach, Ballinoulart Beach, Europe’s longest continuous stretch of beach, Morriscastle Beach and many more.
For holiday-makers interested in the past and culture, Wexford is home to a series of historical and architectural sights and some of the most scenic areas of Ireland’s Ancient East. These include Hook Peninsula, Johnstown Castle, Duncannon Fort, Loftus Hall and Tintern Abbey. They can all be enjoyed as part of a tour or on a leisurely walk followed by a tasty lunch.
However, no trip to Wexford is complete without piling into the car for a drive, to stop off at one of the many coastal viewpoints. There one can soak up the salty spray of the ocean, capture the perfect photo, or collect shells of all shapes along the sandy coastline.
Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, culture or most importantly, a lifetime of memories to pass on to your own family, enjoy a holiday to Wexford this spring.