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    Yola Farmstead

    by irish147 Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Farm in Wexford

    Yola Farmstead Folk Park: A reconstructed 18th century themed farmstead features a restored farm house, forge, school, working mill, thatched cottage, mini farm, play area, aviary, craft shop and a granny kitchen.

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    Hook Head

    by irish147 Written Jan 23, 2006

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    The peninsula is famous for its wreck diving, and wild landscape. Visitors to the area can also enjoy the very scenic Ring of Hook signposted drive which takes visitors along a wealth of historic sites and coastal roads culminating in the arrival at Hook Head.

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    Hook Head

    by irish147 Written Jan 23, 2006

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    The peninsula is famous for its wreck diving, and wild landscape. Visitors to the area can also enjoy the very scenic Ring of Hook signposted drive which takes visitors along a wealth of historic sites and coastal roads culminating in the arrival at Hook Head.

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    Wexford Hurling

    by irish147 Written Jan 23, 2006

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    Up Wex

    The Guinness Hurling Championship 1996 ran from May to September of that year. It was the last championship to use the traditional "knock-out" format. The All-Ireland Hurling Final was won by Wexford who beat Limerick by 1-13 to 0-14.

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    Hook Head Lighthouse

    by Milliken Updated Mar 19, 2005

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    Lighthouse

    If you ever find yourself roaming around Co. Wexford, be sure to take a trip to Hook Head Lighthouse. Not only is it nice to watch, walk around and you will find rock ledges where the ocean will crash. Ask the keeper about the story of the leaping couple.

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    Loftus Hall

    by Milliken Updated Mar 19, 2005

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    On your way to visit Hook Head Lighthouse, Drive by the Old Loftus Hall. This earlier mansion has a very eerie story that accompanies it...

    Supposedly, in the year 1765, an Irish paliament member (Sir Charles Tottenham) came to Loftus Hall to visit his brother (Barron Loftus). Travelling with him were his second wife, and daughter (Ann).

    As the story goes, on a stormy night, they all sat around playing cards in the Hall, when a stranger arrived at the door to ask for shelter. When invited in, Ann was instantly in love with him. As they all played cards into the night, the clock struck midnight and Ann dropped her cards with a startle. When she bent to pick them up, she saw hooves on the stranger under the table. Instantly, the stranger burst into a ball of fire, and went through the roof of the mansion. After that night, Ann was so love sick and her health got worse and worse until finally she was buried in a coffin that rests by the Hall itself.

    Be sure to ask the locals when you visit, they seem to like telling the tale to newcomers!

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    Walk Wexford ways

    by irish147 Written Jan 24, 2005

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    Wexford Train!

    In the summer walk on the Quay in the town, buy a 99 (thats a ice cream with a flake) and enjoy the nice views of the town and chat with other wexford people.

    This is one of my old photos of wexford.... now wexford has a new look.... (This is a pic of the Wexford-Dublin tarin)

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    Hook Head & Lighthouse

    by orlikins Updated Oct 13, 2004

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    Hook Head, Co. Wexford

    Best seen when the weather is at its worst! :)

    It is really dramatic with crashing waves and howling winds :)

    Be careful where you step, as there are blow-holes in the rocks where the waves go underneath, and sometimes the spray whooshes right up through the blow holes...also you really don't want to fall down one of them!

    If you are lucky, you may be able to see the seals.

    You can also visit Hook Head Lighthouse.

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    Tintern Abbey

    by orlikins Updated Sep 27, 2004

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    Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

    It's actually not well known at all. I only discovered it recently, despite going to Wexford for years.

    It is a Cistercian abbey on a stream, which flows into the bay.
    Founded around the 1100s.
    €2 to explore the old abbey, which is undergoing renovation. In the 1500s it became the property of the Colcough family until it became Government property around 1959.

    They really really plug the coffee shop when you go into reception, "you must go to the coffee shop when you're finished... don't forget to go to the coffee shop... it's a pure rainy day, isnt it, well you can go into the coffee shop to rest yourselves"... i mean, jeeez... it's not the flaming Ritz! The original monks survived without out it, I think we can too.

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    The beach at Bannow

    by nandywell Written Sep 15, 2004

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    Me and my man friday!!

    Each time you go down to the beach it looks different, the tide is so strong it pushes the sand and stones around and it transforms the beach each day. As you can see from the picture is doesnt get very crowded!!! This is a real bonus having a daughter living so close to such a wonderful place.

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  • The Pikeman in the Bullring

    by Mintyfellow Written Jul 8, 2004

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    The Pikeman

    Hardly an activity, but certainly the thing to have your picture taken in front of in Wexfrod Town. The Pikeman commemorates the 1798 uprising against the British. That thing he's holding is a pike, and these were the weapons of choice in the uprising. They were produced in a forge that became a weapons factory that was sited on this site (The Bullring).
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    Forlorn Point

    by ettenaj Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    a thought for those lost loved ones

    This monument was recently built as a monument for all those people that have been lost at sea. It is a very moving yet restful place to be, you can sit on one of the benches and look out across the ocean just contemplating your thoughts and remembering those lost at sea.

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    John F Kennedy Park

    by ettenaj Written Dec 13, 2003

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    Park and Arboretum

    Situated above the kennedy ancestral home, this collection of 4,500 types of trees and shrubs is set in 623 acres. In summer you can go round it ny pony and trap or miniature railway depending on your fancy

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    Wexford

    by ettenaj Written Nov 29, 2003

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    Looking toward Wexford town

    Wexford shopping, there ary many delightful shops and boutiques in the town centre, even some charity shops ( which I cant resist ) all in one street. Cafes., pubs, supermarkets, bookshops, clothes, vegetables all you could wish for in one street

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    hook

    by ettenaj Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Hook Lighthouse

    hook lighthouse, a definate, very interesting guided tour inside the light house, nice little cafe and shop on site, whilst we were there the sea was very rough and the views from the tio of Hook were quite spectacular, we also saw seals bobbing around in the surf!!

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