You’ll quickly warm to the charm and beauty of sunny Wexford. Visit Wexford and spend a day rambling around the historic streets of Wexford Town, oozing with character and you’ll soon fall in love with this Viking town.
Escape to the County Wexford coast and discover the beaches in Curracloe and Kilmuckridge . Or head south to Kilmore Quay and use it as a launchpad to explore the Saltee Islands – one of the best places in Ireland to see puffins in the wild.
From the sun-warmed beaches and pretty coastal villages of Courtown, Curracloe and Duncannon to the tranquil beauty of the John F Kennedy Arboretum, Wexford flows along on a chilled-out vibe. There’s nothing too hurried, nothing too hectic in this laid-back corner of Ireland’s sunny south east, but instead the county is blessed with lots of cosy picturesque villages, a wide range of birdlife, fascinating castles, abbeys and country houses and, of course, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world at Hook Head.
Travelling to Wexford
The nearest major airports are Dublin and Cork airports, each about two hours’ drive from Wexford. Both Airports offer direct flights from over 100 destinations around Europe, the USA and Middle East.
County Wexford is a convenient location for access to the Rosslare and Dublin car ferry ports. Ireland’s Eurport in Rosslare provides direct access to the U.K. and Continental Europe. Brittany Ferries operates services from Rosslare to both Roscoff and Cherbourg (France) and Bilbao (Spain). Stena Line operates services to Fishguard in the UK and Cherbourg, France. Irish Ferries offer daily services to Pembroke. DFDS operates a service between Rosslare and Dunkirk (France)
By Bus Bus Éireann provide services to County Wexford from Dublin and Waterford
The Dublin / Rosslare line serves County Wexford with stations at Gorey, Enniscorty, Wexford, Rosslare Strand and Rosslare Europort. For further information visit Irish rail.
Whats to See and Do in Wexford
The Hook Lighthouse and Peninsula
A 13th Century Norman structure, built by the Earl of Pembroke as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster, culminating with the spectacular view from the balcony
The Dunbrody Famine Ship
The Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the south east of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Irish National Heritage Park
Explore an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage at the National Heritage Park in County Wexford. Pick up a new skill, head on a heritage trail and try one of the guided outdoor activities
Johnstown Castle Estate
Visit Johnstown Castle and admire its Gothic towers, magical turrets and arched windows. Wander around the walled gardens, admire the unique sculptures and check out the beautiful lake walks