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County Wexford


With miles of coastline and historic towns for you to explore, County Wexford has something for everyone.

South East Ireland

The wonderful landscape of South East Ireland is a patchwork of fertile farmland and woodlands with rolling hills, deep river valleys and a rugged coastline with natural harbours and sandy beaches. The Three Sister Rivers, the Barrow, Nore and Suir, meet close to New Ross, from where they collectively flow in a widening estuary towards Hook Lighthouse and the Irish Sea.  New Ross is well-located within easy reach of Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin and Cork, making an ideal base to explore the beauty and heritage of Ireland’s Ancient East.

New Ross,  County Wexford

New Ross is a busy market town with a range of shops, supermarkets (LIDL, ALDI, Tesco and SuperValu) restaurants, cafes and pubs. The Tall Ship SS Dunbrody is a famine ship replica where visitors can re-live the voyage of emigrants to North America.  Also on the quay is the Emigrant Eternal Flame sculpture and a statue of former US President JFK.  The ‘Ros Tapestry’ is a series of  hand-stitched panels of scenes from our Norman History, and a walking tour includes St. Mary’s Abbey, founded in 1207, and from here you can follow the Norman heritage trail along the south Wexford coast.

Warren Farm is 10 mins from New Ross, 2 hrs from Dublin and Cork and 3 hrs from Shannon.  Rosslare Port is 45 mins, Waterford is 30 mins, Wexford town is 40 mins and Kilkenny City is 50 mins from us.  Duncannon beach is 15 min, with lots more beaches on Hook peninsula and along the coast, and we are well placed to visit the many tourist attractions in the south east.

Local History

This area has an abundance of archaeological remains, fortifications, monastic settlements, churches, castles and abbeys and many place names reflect their Celtic, Viking and Norman origins. Dunbrody Abbey, Tintern Abbey, Duncannon Fort, Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre and Loftus Hall are near us.  The Irish National Heritage Park depicts the story of 9000 years of Irish life in historical reconstructions in a natural setting, and the National Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle explores local country life.

Much local history involves The Famine, Emigration and the family of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, whose ancestral homestead at Dunganstown is nearby.  Also near us is the fantastic JFK Park & Arboretum planted with trees from all over the world in memory of the late President.

For some official Trail Guides ranging from Heritage sites, to Gardens, Craft Studios and Walking Trails, see our activities page.