For great seafood restaurants, cosy pubs and a range of seaside activities, take a 22km drive from Wexford town to the quaint fishing village of Kilmore Quay. The many thatched cottages dotted around the village provide a beautiful backdrop to the new harbour and marina.
Kilmore Quay is also the set-off point for day trips to the Saltees, a pair of islands that sit about 5km off the coast. Great Saltee and Little Saltee make up one of Ireland’s largest birds sanctuaries. Sea birds found here include puffins, guillemots, gannets, and Manx shearwaters. The larger island is also a breeding ground for grey seals.