six championship courses, County Wexford
is a golfers paradise.
The wonderful natural terrain
around our coastline provides superb link and parkland
courses. Wexford Golf Club is within minutes of the
house. Rosslare Golf Club and St. Helen's Bay
Golf Club are within 15 minutes drive.
Angling With over 200
km of coastline, Angling it is one of our greatest resources.
Shore angling is also a very popular pastime among the locals who
can direct you the best locations.
Wexford County possesses an abundance of clean rivers and lakes tocater for the coarse and game
angler; the Rivers Barrow and Slaney are the two
Wexford Beaches Two hundred kilometres of coastline on two seas: miles and miles of
unspoilt golden strand and secluded coves, four Blue Flag awards attesting
to the purity
of the water, added to the wild beauty and more hours of
sunshine than any other part of
Ireland make Wexford a beach lovers
horse riding being such a popular leisure activity in
Wexford, it's no wonder that we have such a selection of excellent
equestrian centres to choose from.
Wexford Festival Opera
The annual Wexford Festival Opera is the jewel in the crown of Ireland's
programme, an event of truly international importance which marks the
county out as a major venue for the performing arts.
For opera lovers, its a unique chance to see full stagings of lesser-known
great composers, plus a wide programme of recitals, concerts and lectures.
National 1798 Centre, Enniscorthy
The National 1798 visitor centre traces the
Rebellion of 1798 in County Wexford, together
with events as they happened in Europe, UnitedStates and Australia.
The Revolution experience is a dramatic audio visual display using a
curved screen to simulate
the battle of Vinegar Hill and is the
highlight of the show.
The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding
ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at Johnstown Castle.
The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the perfect setting
for this turreted, battlemented and machicolated
castle ofgleaming silver-grey ashlar, built between 1810 and 1855 and
incorporating part of a more ancient castle.
Hook Lighthouse Visit one of the Oldest
Operational Lighthouses in the World.
Hook Head, wild and elemental, tranquil and serene, in its serenity hides
the treachery which bewaits unsuspecting mariners.
Little wonder that William Marshall earl of Pembrokeshire undertook the
building of the
lighthouse in the early 13thcentury as a navigational aid to guide his ships into Waterford Harbour.
Irish National Heritage
The Irish National
Heritage Park depicts many settlements in Ireland from 7000 BC to the
arrival of the Norman's in the 12th century. Stroll through the park
with it's homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes with long forgotten
Your sense 's come alive with sights and sounds stretching back
Dunbrody Famine Ship
The original Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec, Canada,
for the Graves family of New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1845.
She carried many
emigrants to the new world from
The Dunbrody Project involved the construction of a full scale
The Dunbrody was finished in early 2001 and
opened to visitors at the quayside in New Ross.
The John F.
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, on 252 hectares contains over 4,500 types of
trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons, dwarf conifers, lake,
viewing point, tea room and visitor centre with an audio-visual show.
Fr. Murphy Centre
commemorates the memory of
Fr. John Murphy and the 1798 Rising.
The centre contains a number of authentic
out-houses which illustrate the
way of life on
an Irish farm during the 18th and 19th Century.
Many old farm
implements are on display.
Wexford is widely known as the best county in Ireland for bird watching.
This is a well-equipped visitor centre and has many exhibitions and an
informative audio visual show.
The park is sign-posted just outside Wexford
on the R741 between Ferrybank and Castlebridge.