Places To Visit In Wexford

Kilmore Quay

Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Irish Sea, Kilmore Quay is a picturesque working fishing village, known for its thatched-roof cottages, marina, walking trails and the award-winning Shipwreck Cove playground.  You can walk or cycle with bike hire available.  Just 5 kilometres from the shore you’ll find The Saltee Islands which are a protected habitat and home to over 200 species of bird including puffins, gannets and razorbills. You can access the Saltee Ferry which runs day trips from Kilmore Quay harbour.   You will need to bring your own picnic as there are no facilities on the island.

Hook Head Pensinsula

Hook Head is Wexford’s most southern tip and is home to one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world built over 800 years ago from the local limestone. Start off your trip at the historic Tintern Abbey and make your way to the nearby enchanting Georgian Walled Garden built in the 19th century.

Curracloe Beach

Wexford boasts 250km of beautiful coastline with Curracloe Beach being the closest Blue Flag Beach to Wexford Town, miles and miles of sandy beaches for those long walks followed by a paddle in the calm water or if you’re feeling particularly energetic a good swim!  Beach wheelchairs are available too.

Johnston Castle

Visit the Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens to explore a fairytale gothic-revival Irish castle and its gorgeous 120-acre estate and formal gardens, also home to the Irish Agricultural Museum.  Just 11 mins from the centre of Wexford, there are Expert Local Guides to take you on a Tour of This Striking, Romantic Neo-Gothic Castle.   You can enjoy Great Coffee, Light Meals, and Delicious Treats in the Cafe on grounds. It is Dog Friendly and there are events held throughout the year.

National Opera House

The National Opera House, formerly the Wexford Opera House, is a world-class venue presenting Irish and international events, opera, music, family events, comedy, theatre and dance.

The Irish National Heritage Park

The Irish National Heritage Park is an open history museum that is situated in the Ferrycarrig, County Wexford. The park is hugely popular amongst tourists, schools and history lovers, as it contains accurate reconstructions of historic structures, camp sites and buildings.

Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in Ireland. Purpose built 800 years ago by Knight William Marshal, it has been well maintained throughout the years. There are guiding tours of the lighthouse and a cafe and gift shop underneath it.