Hotels Visit Wexford

Hotels Visit Wexford

1. Mt. Leinster Walk (Nine Stones)

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2. Newtownbarry House, Garden & Gallery, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Contact no: 053 937707

Newtownbarry House is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, gardens and a large pond adjacent to the entrance of the house. Follow the tour of photos from the Lake to the Rose Garden, and on to the recently renovated Nineteenth Century Sunken Garden

Opening Hours: 1st June – 1st September Tues – Sun & Bank Holidays 2pm – 6pm. Closed Saturdays & Mondays.

Admission €6

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3. Huntingtons Castle & Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow (3.26km)

Contact no: 053 9377552

These gardens were mainly laid out in the 17th century by Esmondes who built Hunington Castle in 1625. Explore the kitchen gardens with recently restored greenhouse, followed by then enchanting Itlaian gardens and the ruins of the old Abbey before walking through to the ‘Wilderness’ woodland where formal walks and pathways will guide you past shrubs, flora and bamboo to the old turbine house which supplied electricity to Huntingotn as early as 1888

Opening Hours: Castle: June – Aug; 2pm – 6pm, last tour 5:20pm. Gardens: May - Sept

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4. Altamont Gardens, Bunclody Road, Tullow, Co. Carlow (16.2km)

Contact no: 059 9159444

Widely respected as the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown, Altamont Gardens are an enchanting blend of  formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering over 400 acres

Opening Hours: Jan 9am – 4pm, Feb 9am – 4:30pm, Mar 9am – 5pm, Apr 9am – 6:30pm, May – Aug 9am – 7:30pm, Sept 9am – 6:30pm, Oct 9am – 5pm & Nov – Dec 9am – 4pm (may also close due to adverse weather conditions)

Admission fee applies to groups only

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5. Rathwood Forest Walks & Rathwood Home & Garden World, Tullow, Co. Carlow (16.17km)

Contact no: 059 9156285

Serene, Tranquil Forest Walks, extending 4 kilometres, were carefully designed to include a short leisurely wheelchair accessible walk to a pond and a longer looped ‘Molloy Walk’ with seating at regular intervals.

Rathwood is a family owned centre with an award winning garden centre, Stylish gifts, country style restaurant, beautiful interior styled rooms, birds of prey centre & chocolate garden

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat; 9:30am – 6pm & Sundays; 11am – 6pm

Admission fees for falconry & chocolate Garden

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6. The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Tullow, Co. Carlow (16.17km)

Contact no: 059 648199

Ehjoy a choclate work shop - learning all about cocoa, chocolate making, ice cream making and using all the senses in the process. Have a go at being a choclolatier yourself! Enjoyed by ages. Booking required by phone or online.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat;10am– 5pm & Sundays; 1pm – 5pm - May to August

                       Mon - Sat; 11am - 5pm & Sundays; 1pm - 5pm - Sept to April (Closed Jan)

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7. The National 1798 Visitor Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford (18.01km)

Contact no: 053 9237596

Ireland’s most modern visitor attraction tells the story of the birth of popular democracy in Europe through a spectacular exhibition using state of the art audio-visual material, including interactive computers.

Opening Hours: June – Aug, Mon – Fri; 9:30am – 5pm, last tour 4pm. Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm, last tour 3pm. Bank Holidays 12pm – 4pm.

Also in Enniscorthy; Vinegar Hill & Enniscorthy Castle Museum

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8. Curracloe Blue Flag Beach, Curracloe, Co. Wexford (34.6km)

Also in Curracloe; Raven Nature Reserve, Kitestown, Crossabeg, Curracloe.

Contact no: 053 9120967


9. Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford (35.5km)

Contact no: 053 9120733

In just one visit you can experience 9,000 years of Irish history in fascinating setting of woodland, riverbank and native Irish dwellings.

Opening Hours: May – Aug, 9:30 – 6:30, last tour 5pm & Sept – Apr, 9:30 – 5:30pm, last tour 3pm. Allow 1 ½ - 2hours for visit.

Admission: Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Kids) €24.00

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10. Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford (38.02km)

Contact no: 053 9171247

With one of the most comprehensive displays if farming and rural life in Ireland, this unique venue is a wonderful day out for the family. Imaginatively laid exhibitions explore themes including farmhouse kitchens through the ages, traditional crafts, Irish country furniture and the Great Famine. Discover the chequered history of Johnstown Castle and the families who lived there.

Opening Hours: Apr – Oct, 9am – 5pm Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm. Nov – Mar Mon – Fri only, 9am – 5pm

Closed for lunch 12:30- 1:30pm

Admission: Family Pass €24

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11. Dunbrody Famine Ship, South Quay, New Ross, Co.Wexford

Contact no: 051 425239

Live and breathe the smells and sounds of an 1840s’ emigrant vessel. On this amazing three masted barque, costumed performers and themed exhibitons bring to life the4 bravery and fortitude of  Irish people forced to flee famine and poverty. In the Visitor Centre, the Irish Centre, the Irish American Hall of Fame celebrates the contribution of generations of Irish Men and women to US history, many of them the descendants of Famie survivors

Opening Hours: Apr – Sept, 9am – 6pm; last tour 5pm. Oct – Mar, 10am – 5pm; last tour 4pm.

Admission: family passes €20 -€25

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(Please note that the above times etc are subject to change.  It is best to check with attractions directly before visiting them, in relation to their opening and closing times)

Other Things to see & Do

Boolavogue Fr Murphy Centre

Fr Murphy’s house is a magnificent example of an 18th century rural thatched, stone built dwelling. Storytelling sessions on the third Thursday of every month at 8.30pm in the Centre.

John F Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross

The magnificent J.F.K. Arboretum contains a vast collection of trees and shrubs. Spend a fantastic fun filled day out at the arboretum, maze, picnic areas and lake.

Ballymore Historic Features

Award winning family museum, including picture gallery, farm display, 1798 exhibition and a walk about amongst heritage features.

Hook Lighthouse

One of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world.

Dunbrody Famine Ship, The Quays, New Ross

The Dunbrody is a full scale reproduction of a 19th Century Famine ship (three masted Barque built in Quebec in 1845) Open Daily March - October.

Irish Agricultural Museum

Located in the old farm and stable buildings of Johnstown Castle Estate.

Ferns Castle

This 13th Century Norman Fortification is now in state care. A visitor centre is located with the grounds with guided tours available within the summer months.

Yola Farmstead Folk Park

An 18th century farmstead featuring a restored farmhouse, forge schoolhouse, working mill, thatched cottage, mini farm, play area, aviary craft shop and Granny’s Kitchen for wholesome food.

Kiltrea Pottery, Enniscorthy

The Kiltrea shop which adjoins the pottery provides inspiration, stimulation and the practical opportunity to browse through their complete range of stock which includes spectacular one-off pieces and keenly priced ‘seasonal specials.’

Country Crafts, Kilmore Quay

Overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour and marina in Kilmore Quay, Country Crafts is a treasure trove of Irish crafts and giftware.

Belmount Equestrian Centre, Camolin

Daily/weekly pony camps, Group and individual lessons in show jumping, dressage and cross country.

Butterfly Farm Equestrian Centre, Camolin

Set in 90 acres of farmland you can enjoy outdoor arenas and hacking through woods with qualified instructors on hand.

Black Water Anglers, Enniscorthy

A well-stocked lake of Rainbow & Brown Trout who feed on the lakes selection of insect life.

Enterprise, Kilmore Quay Marina

The enterprise is an offshore 105 Department of the Marine Licensed deep-sea angling boat, fitted with full range of marine electronics and safety equipment to make your trip safe and enjoyable.

Sailing Ireland

Learn to sail in the comfort and safety of an ocean going yacht with qualified instructors, or just relax with family and friends and marvel at the abundance of sea-life.

South East Charters, Duncannon

Specialising in wreak fishing and general ground fishing, shark during summer months.

Team Building & Outdoor Activities Ireland

Equine Trails

They have created the perfect trekking experience set in the magnificent grounds of Boris House, ancestral home to the High Kings of Leinster.