Sites to See in County Wexford



Hook Peninsula

The Hook Peninsula is one of the best sights to see in Wexford Ireland, is full of opportunities for spending days on the beach, fishing, and water-sports such as scuba diving and windsurfing.  The stunning un-spoilt Hook Peninsula in County Wexford Ireland is rich in history and culture and it benefits from more sunshine than any other part of Ireland.  With its many charming villages, beautiful beaches and sign posted hiking, cycling and driving routes the coastline of the Hook Peninsula  isone of the top sites to see in Ireland and should not to be missed by anyone visiting Wexford Ireland.  Other activities on offer along the peninsula include golf, bird watching and horse-riding.

Hook Lighthouse,Co.Wexford

Irish National Heritage Park

Stretching across 35 acres the Irish National Heritage Park offers visitors a unique insight into the lives of our Irish ancestors and Ireland’s heritage over a period of 9,000 years.  Situated just outside of Wexford Town, the Irish National Heritage Park has on show 16 historically accurate reconstructions of homes and farms along with places of ritual and worship all surrounded by nature and unspoiled landscape.  Guided tours of the Irish National Heritage Park in County Wexford Ireland are available or visitors may explore the park at their leisure and there is a restaurant and gift shop onsite.

Johnstown Castle

Enjoy at tour of the lovingly restored Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens. The Castle houses a rare servants’ tunnel and a fascinating onsite museum that exhibits on Irish Agricultural. The 19th century Johnstown Castle, has a remarkable exterior and the onsite ornamental grounds and gardens are open to the public and also well worth a visit. The gardens were designed by Daniel Robertson who also designed the exquisite Powerscourt Gardens.  With a wide range of shrubs and trees, charming pathways and two lakes the grounds offer pleasing walks in natural surroundings.   This Castle in Wexford Ireland is managed by the Irish Heritage Trust and visitors are welcome to enjoy the walks at the castle lakeside with its Gothic tall towers, waterfall and statues.



Located on the banks of the River Slaney, Enniscorthy, the second largest town in County Wexford Ireland, has a varied history traceable back to the year 465.  Visitors are invited to relax and enjoy the picturesque town or avail of the many possibilities for activities and sites to see in County Wexford.  Points of interest In Enniscorthy include St Aidan’s Cathedral designed in 1847 by AWN Pugin who also worked on the Houses of Parliament in London.

New Ross

Situated on the banks of the River Barrow in the southwest of Wexford Ireland is the modern town of New Ross.  The town makes an ideal location for day trips to the beach, fishing and visiting the splendid coast line of County Wexford Ireland.  New Ross is also within easing driving distance of Wexford town (37km or 23 miles) Enniscorthy Town (30km or 21 miles), Waterford City (24km or 15 miles) and Kilkenny (43km or 27 miles).

New Ross Piano Festival

Wexford Town

Founded in the late 8th - early 9th century by the Vikings Wexford Town is the county town of County Wexford Ireland.  Situated on the south side of Wexford Harbour the town remained in the hands of the Vikings for approximately 300 years.  A welcoming and lively town with a variety of pubs and restaurants Wexford town is also in close proximity to beautiful beaches and coastal travelling routes and is a great base for exploring the County of Wexford.

Wexford Quay