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.
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.
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.