Destination: Wexford

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Sunniest town and region in Ireland on the coast

Wexford

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Introducing Wexford


County Wexford is known to be the sunniest place in Ireland and comprises wide and sandy beaches which give you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of outdoor activities. The towns are historically charming in atmosphere, with museums and historic buildings to explore. Wexford is a lively maritime town set in a beautiful scenery of mountains, rivers, valleys and unspoiled beaches. Wander through the winding streets and the lively quayside of Wexford and enjoy an array of pubs, cafes and excellent restaurants. The convenient and strategic location of Wexford near the mouth of the Slaney encouraged landings from AD 850. The town was then captured by the Normans in 1169 and you can still see traces of their fort the Irish National Heritage Park. There are reminders of its glorious Viking and Norman past in the meandering lanes off Main St, as well as some medieval monuments. This unique heritage and culture make it an essential part of any itinerary!

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Region: Ireland

Time to spend here: 1/2 day

More Information: Tourist Information website

What's nearby? Kilkenny, Waterford

What transport do you recommend? There are lots of great places to visit in Wexford. The individual places may be fine to walk around it is easier to get between locations with a vehicle

Did you know? Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world!

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What can I see in and around Wexford?


New Ross

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New Ross is a port city located just half a hour west of Wexford.It is the ancestral home of the Kennedy family former US president John F Kennedy. The Kennedy Homested is an interesting attraction that can be visited here.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Dunbrody Historic Emigrant Ship

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The magnificent Dunbrody Historic Emigrant Ship, a full-scale replica of a ship built in 1845 for the Graves family of New Ross, which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Irish National Heritage Park

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The Irish National Heritage Park is a fantastic place where you will be taken on a great adventure into 9,000 years of history. Its 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions will give you the opportunity to see how people lived from the coming of man to this island until the arrival of the Normans in the 12th century.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Duncannon Fort

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Duncannon Fort is a wonderful star-shaped fortress built on an important promontory in Duncannon Harbour. It was built in 1588 to withstand an invasion by the Spanish Armada. Have a stroll around the ramparts and enjoy spectacular views across the estuary to County Waterford and to Hook Head.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Ballyhack Castle

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Ballyhack Castle alarge tower house is a well hidden gem that can trace its origins in Norman history was perfect to overlook Waterford estuary.
Time to spend here: 1 hours   More information

Hook Peninsula

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Hook Peninsula is located at the most southerly point of County Wexford. It is steeped in Norman history. The lighthouse is one of the oldest still operating in the world and with its stunning views; the area is perfect for a romantic picnic. The peninsula is also famous for its wreck diving, and wild lan
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Kilmore Quay

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Kilmore Quay is a pretty fishing village that offers original thatched roof cottages, a harbour and a marina as well as arts and crafts markets and festivals. Boat trips can be taken around the uninhabited Saltee Islands, popular with bird watchers.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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