There’s nothing too hurried in this laid-back corner of Ireland. Lots of picturesque villages, great beaches and a wide range of birdlife, fascinating castles, abbeys and country houses.
Oldest operating lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse Fethard-on-Dea, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Enjoy a tour of Hook Lighthouse, the most popular visitor attraction in county Wexford. This 800 year old is the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world… yes, the world!
Open Daily Year Round
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15th Century Castle
Ballyhack Castle Ballyhack, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ballyhack Castle is open to the public, having been partially restored, and displays objects relating to the Crusades, the Normans, and medieval monks.
Temporarily Closed
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A view from the keep
Enniscorthy Castle Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland  
Change of focus from a county museum to depicting the story of Enniscorthy town through the eyes of the castle, and how both have developed over the centuries.
Open Seasonally
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13th century Ferns Castle
Ferns Castle Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ferns Castle built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall, is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns.
Open 27 May - 27 Sept
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Gothic revival castle
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens Johnstown, Co. Wexford, Ireland
This great 19th century castle in its beautiful setting was designed by the Victorian architect Daniel Robertson.
Open Year Round
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swashbuckling fun
Pirates Cove Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Activities available for all the family such as 18 hole mini-golf, bumper boats, bubble rollers, paddle-boats, fun-caves, 10-pin bowling, electric go karts and games arcade.
Open Daily Year Round
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Exciting interpretation of events
Rebellion at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience and discover how weapons from the period worked.
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Rescue, rehabilitation and release
Seal Rescue Ireland Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Come meet the seal pups, learn their stories and get involved in protecting marine life! Open 7 days a week for free tours.
Open Year Round
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Brilliant Experiences
The Irish Experience Main Street, Fethard-On-Sea, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford, Ireland  
Get out of your comfort zone and into your “adventure zone” with these brilliant on-the-water activities and adventures.
Open Mar to Oct
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Cistercian Abbey founded c. 1200
Tintern Abbey Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th century until 1960s.
Open 17 Mar to 05 Nov
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Miles of beaches to be enjoyed
Blue Flag Beaches in Waterford & Wexford Co. Waterford and Co. Wexford
Waterford and Wexford have miles of beaches available for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun.
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Copper Coast Scenic Drive County Waterford and County Wexford
Spectacular driving and cycle route and a great way to explore the south east coastline.
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Curracloe Beach Curracloe, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Spend a few hours on one of the sunny south east’s best loved beaches–Curracloe Beach with its soft sand, great dunes and wooden walkways.
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The emigrant trail
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience The Emigrant Trail, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
An authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel providing a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Open Daily Year Round
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Follow the journey
Kennedy Homestead Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.
Open Year Round
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Full of cultural surprises
New Ross Heritage Town New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
New Ross is the gateway to the Hook Peninsula and the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in Europe, stands sentinel over one of nature’s most beautiful estuaries.
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Immerse yourself in nature
Walk the Tintern Abbey Trails Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
To start each walk, turn right at the entrance to Tintern Abbey and continue to Trailhead.
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve National Parks and Wildlife Service, North Slob, Ardcavan Lane, Co. Wexford, Ireland
About one-third of the world population of Greenland White-fronted Geese spend the winter on the Wexford Slobs.
Open Year Round
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