Wexford Tourist Attractions

Wexford town and its surrounding countryside abound with unique sights and captivating attractions to keep you entertained and intrigued. All tastes and interests are catered for, and many are low budget or free. Here is just a selection of what’s on offer.

Johnstown Castle and Gardens

Just a 10-minute drive outside Wexford town, Johnstown Castle and Gardens is the location of the Irish Agriculture Museum. The castle itself is used…

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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (The Sloblands)

On the outskirts of Wexford town, 2,500 acres of reclaimed low-lying flat land form the Sloblands, an internationally significant wetland home to…

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JFK Arboretum

Spread over more than 600 acres, JFK Arboretum boasts a beautiful and diverse collection of plants and 4,500 varieties of trees from each of the five…

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Ros Tapestry

Depicting the vivid history of New Ross and the Norman landing in the south east, the Ros tapestry exhibition is a rare treat. Started in 1998, this…

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Loftus Hall

If you enjoy a good old spooking, take the road that runs through Hook Peninsula and stop off at Loftus Hall. No need for specific directions,…

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Hook Lighthouse

Hailed by Lonely Planet in 2011 as the ‘Flashiest Lighthouse’, Hook lighthouse, at the tip of Hook Peninsula, is thought to be one of the oldest…

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1798 Centre

Set beside Vinegar Hill, the award-winning National 1798 Centre is perhaps one of Ireland’s most fascinating history museums. Take yourself back to…

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Enniscorthy Castle

Dating back to 1230, Enniscorthy Castle was built by Anglo-Normans and used primarily as a private dwelling for its various owners. It was the…

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Dunbrody Famine Ship

Docked in the historic town of New Ross, the Dunbrody is a full-scale replica of a famine ship originally built in the 1840s. A step on board will…

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Kilmore Quay

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…

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National Irish Heritage Park

With ringforts, crannogs, fulacht fiadh and Ogham stones, the National Irish Heritage Park takes you on a historical ramble through 900 years of…

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The Irish Agriculture Museum at Johnstown Castle

The agricultural buildings within the grounds of Johnstown Castle are home to the Irish Agriculture Museum. Exhibitions here display farm equipment…

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