A maritime town built at the mouth of the River Slaney, Wexford has been designated a “Heritage Town” by Bord Failte in recognition of its Viking origins. The town itself is a maze of narrow winding streets and local attractions include:
* 300 year old St Iberius Church on the Main Street
* 13th century Selskar Abbey
* impressive Wexford Castle
* Westgate Tower
* Ferrycarraig National Heritage Park
* Yola Farmstead
* The North Slobs
* Johnstown Castle
Ferrycarraig National Heritage Park
Located just outside Wexford Town, this is an “outdoor Museum” that depicts mans settlement in Ireland from 7,000BC to the arrival of the Normans in the 12th century. Stroll through the Park with its homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and long forgotten remains
Located on the main Ferryport Road, 3kms from Rosslare Harbour, Yola Farmstead is a heritage centre which simulates farming life in the 12th century.
The North Slobs
A wildfowl reserve, home to around 10,000 geese who spend their winter moths in Ireland
Situated just outside Wexford Town, Johnstown Castle now functions as a museum with 25,000 sq. feet of displays on agriculture, rural transport, country furniture etc. This exquisite 19th Century Victorian castle is nestled within 50 acres of ornamental grounds. Stroll through the wooded grounds or relax by the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers and waterfalls.
Located off the southern coast, the Saltee’s are
Nearby are the seaside resorts of Curracloe, Rosslare and Kilmore Quay with the Saltee Islands, one of Europe’s biggest bird sanctuaries, lying offshore.