Historical Interest

Historical / Nature Trips

Wexford County boasts a strong and interesting heritage with a large number of interesting heritage sites to visit.

From the Dunbrody Famine Ship to the homestead of the Late John F Kennedy to The Irish National Heritage Park you can be sure to find something for everyone to ensure a fun day out. 

Popular historic Attractions in the region include:

The Saltee Islands

The Saltee Islands are made up of the great Saltee and the little Saltee Islands and are home to a huge number of birds making them one of World's major bird sanctuaries. 

Selskar Abbey

Selskar Abbey is the spot where the 1st Treaty with the English was signed in 1169 when the town of Wexford was surrendered to Fitz-Stephen.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Home to hundreds of wild geese who nest here annually. A great family day out. Bird Hides and telescopes available on site.
Tel: 053 9123129
Fax: 053 9124785

Tintern Abbey Tintern

Saltmills,
Co.Wexford.
Tel: 051 562650 

Tintern is a Cistercian Abbey founded in the 12th Century by William, Earl of Marshal

Duncannon Fort

Tel/Fax: 051 389454
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webwww.duncannonfort.com 


gallery, coffee Shop, Craft Shop,Wheelchair Accessibllity

Hook Lighthouse

Tel: 051 397054/5
Fax: 051 397054 or 397055
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.thehook-wexford.com 

Hook Lighthouse is the oldest Operational Lighthouse in the World. 
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm Daily (5pm during the winter months)

Irish Agricultural Museum

Tel/Fax: 053 9184671
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.irishagrimuseum.ie


Opening Hours:
April - November Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 11am to 5pm
December - March Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (We are closed at weekends)

The Irish Agricultural Museum is located in the old farm buildings and stables of Johnstown Castle Estate. The Museum explores Irish Country Life from the 18th to the mid 20th Century,

Irish National Heritage Park

Tel: 053 9120733
Fax: 053 9120911
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.inhp.com 

Opening Hours: April to September from 9.30am-6.30pm, October - March from 9.30am - 5.30pm.

In just one visit you can experience 9,000 years of Irish History in fascinating setting in woodland, riverbank and native irish dwellings.

Kennedy Homestead

Tel: 051 388264
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.kennedyhomestead.com


Opening Hours: May, June and September - Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 4.30pm - 
We are closed on Saturday & Sunday, July and August we are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.

Browne-Clayton Monument

Carrigbyrne
Co Wexford

Located on the N25 between Wexford and New Ross this 94ft Corinthian Column erected in 1839 is a replica of Pompey's Pillar, Alexandra Egypt, General Robert Browne-Clayton built the pillar commemoration of Sir Ralph Abercrombie.

Dunbrody Abbey

Campile,
Co.Wexford.

Founded in 1170 by Herve de Montmonercy on the instruction of Strongbow, de Montmonercy became the first abbot and died there in 1205.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

New Ross,
Tel: 051 425239
Fax: 051 425240
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.dunbrody.com

Ros Expo

New Ross
Co Wexford
Tel: 051 445396
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.rosexpo.ie

At Ros Expo you can immerse yourself in Ireland's romantic Norman past as you browse through a permanent display of the Ros Tapestry

Fethard Castle

Fethard-on-Sea
Co Wexford

Fethard is a fifteenth century castle built on the remains of a much earlier site.

Slade Castle

Slade
Co Wexford

The picturesque little harbour of Slade is dominated by the brown rubble walls and striking merlons of this castle, formerly home of the Laffans-possible merchants here in late medieval times.

Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack
Co Wexford

Ballyhack Castle is a renovated Tower House structure built by the Knights Templare c1450.

Guided Walking Tours:

Immerse yourself in the historic past of Wexford Town with a guided walking tour.  Our informative guide walking through the maze of narrow streets pointing out the many historical landmarks and entertaining you with amusing anecdotes of old Wexford.

For more details and information on any of the above attractions contactwww.wexfordtourism.com at the details below:

Tel: 053 9161155
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.wexfordtourism.com