Wexford Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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    The local pub and eatery
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    Old Monastery
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Wexford Highlights

  • Pro
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     lovely beaches 

  • Con
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     Taxi's are few and far between 

  • In a nutshell
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     Pubs, bars and restaurants all over the place. The craic is mighty. 

Wexford Things to Do

  • Wexford Town Internet Cafe

    When travelling, it's always good to know where you can get the full internet cafe and business services. Check your emails, or websites, print in B&W or colour, scan or fax documents, use skype or make cheap telephone calls.

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  • Kia Ora Mini Farm, Gorey, Wexford

    would thoroughly recommend a day out at this farm for all the family. My childrne wanted to go back every day, loved the fire engine ride and their favourite animals were the pigs who kept following us around. The staff were really nice and it meant a nice relaxing day for us.

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  • Templars Church and Graveyard

    The ruins of this fortified Church are a stunning site to explore in Templetown, overlooking the sea in the Ring of Hook area. Templetown is just before you enter the Hook peninsula and you will pass through it en route to Hook.The ruins are situated almost directly opposite the Templars Inn pub and restaurant. The original Church was built by the...

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Wexford Restaurants

  • Lovely setting, great service, delicious...

    The first thing which strikes you when you visit Taste is the picturesque surroundings, overlooked by the historical ruins of Selskar Abbey, and just a stroll from the Westgate Heritage Centre.On our last visit it was a gorgeous summers day, so we dined in the lovely outdoor dining garden. Our orders were taken quickly ( once we'd discussed the...

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  • Warmly Welcoming

    Templar's Inn is a great little country hostelry that I've been visiting on and off for twenty years or more. It has changed hands several times, and the quality waxes and wanes with the various owners.As at November 2009, the place is onnce again a real little gem.We arrived en famille on a wild and blustery November Sunday. Having spent several...

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  • Cozy French bistro

    Le Tire Bouchon (French for corkscrew) is a lovely French bistro along the main shopping street in Wexford, we decided to go here for dinner based on good marks on Menu Pages. We didn't have a reservation but we stopped by earlier in the afternoon and made one at the bar for that evening, the restaurant was busy but not crowded but it was a Tuesday...

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Wexford Nightlife

  • Hen Party Central

    Lots of English/Welsh hen & stags come over to Wexford for a lost weekend. Unlike Dublin, hens & stag parties are tolerated in Wexford (within reason). Harpers will take hens, but i dont think they would take a big stag party. Well I suppose you could bring plastic willies, fake tiaras, L-plates, fake boobs, whatever... ;-))

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  • Wexford Pubs

    Most pubs in Wexford were open from 6pm tp 12:30 pm most people just came buy grabbed a coule of beers and gone. Irish music is around you just have to search for it anything really, shorts are frowned on though

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  • Three Floor clubs packed with talent!

    I went here with a hangover and as a result was a little wasted after a couple of beers! Three florrs playing excellent music, no hassle getting in, I was wearing runners and Jeans and a black shirt! Its a tenner in on a Saturday night and the place opened at half eight! There is a smokers room upstairs and the staff and the punters were all...

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Wexford Transportation

  • Parking in Wexford

    As this was only our 2nd day in Ireland and still getting used to driving on the opposite side of the road, we didn't want to spend a lot of time driving around looking for a parking spot. We spotted a public car park at White's Hotel, it was 10€ for us to park for 5 hours, we noticed as we were walking around that the lot by one of the churches...

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  • WALK

    The best way to get around Wexford is to walk, The down town shopping area about 2o blocks long is blocked off to traffic daily but driving and parking in Wexford is totally useless

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  • The Wexford Train

    This is the Dublin - Rosslare train rolling along Wexford Quays.See my other tip for train journey info.

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Wexford Shopping

  • souviners

    this is a wonderful shop with lovely items for very reasinable prices and not only that but the service is great. you dont even need to go buy anything just pop in for a chat! anything from 1euro up to 100 euro

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  • shops

    Every kind of shop you could want all in one street Clothes, food,books, mobile phones all you could want to buy

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Wexford Local Customs

  • Smirting & The Smoking Ban

    Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke...

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  • Monuments

    We came across a couple of statues as we were traveling through Wexford. The first statue we saw was near the site of the former bull ring, it commemorates the "gallant men of Wexford who fought for Ireland's freedom in 1798" according to a nearby plaque. I assume this refers to the men who fought in the Wexford Rebellion, an Irish rebellion...

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  • Art at its best

    If you are in the area about 1st August look out for the dates of he sand sculpture competitions, they are amazing, artisits come from all over the world to compete and their work is unbelievable

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Wexford Warnings and Dangers

  • Walking

    Some sidewalks are only 1 foot wide and very uneven be sure to look left before crossing the street!!!!

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  • The little people

    If you havent heard of the little people just take a look at my picture, these are thelittle people you hqave to be aware of, they are in my daughters garden keeping a watchful eye on everything!!

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  • Fast tides

    Do be careful not to venture too far out in the sea as the currents are very strong indeed. Always bathe with extreme caution, and keep an eye on the children at all times.

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Wexford Tourist Traps

  • Heritage Park

    Heritage park is nice for information about Irish heritage but is very run down, needs a face liftAll the sights are recreations and nothing is authentic, Food is great there though

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  • Antiques shouldn't cost that much!

    While visiting, I intended to stop by at some antique shops to get a couple of souveniers. I couldn't believe the amount of them. There seemed to be no places that you could go and just get a decent deal on some sort of antique. If anyone finds a place... let me know.

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Wexford What to Pack

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    Miscellaneous: These are two of my great grand children, and everytime I go to Ireland I take a pressie for them, wouldnt you, they are two beautiful little girls.

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Wexford Off The Beaten Path

  • Hook Lighthouse

    If you follow the Ring of Hook drive, you will inevitably arrive at Hook Head and accordingly Hook Lighthouse.I visit here regularly as it's a magnificent place to come at any time of the year.Even on a Summer's day it's a bit blustery and the wind whips up the waves around the dramatic rock formations here.The lighthouse is right at the end of the...

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  • Hook Light House

    Great Views, the water is so clear and you can see for miles, There are guided tours hourly there are also restrooms, a gift shop and Cafe, You can also go to the rocky beach area and look for live shells, have a picnic etc, there were also numerous people diving there.

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  • The Silver Tree

    As you drive from Enniscorthy towards New Ross, you will pass the silver tree just sitting there in a field about five kilometres outside Clonroche. When I first saw it I thought I was imagining things, so I went off about my business and drove back two hours later. It was still there!It is literally in the middle of the field, there is nothing to...

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Wexford Sports & Outdoors

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    by kitesurfingdude Updated Nov 10, 2009

    Spent a week kitesurfing in some great beaches in Wexford, Duncannon,Rosslare and Curracloe Got an advanced Kitesurfing lessons from Niall Roche at www.hookedkitesurfing.ie
    some hidden gems in the south east of Ireland

    Equipment: For the kitesurfing lessons i used a 5mm as i didn't have a 3mm for summer months

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Wexford Favorites

  • Tourist office

    There is a tourist office located near the River Slaney at the end of Bride Street on Crescent Quay. As we didn't have much time, we just picked up a map and wandered around for a bit, I think there was a sign for a guided walking tour but we had missed it.

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  • Opera Festival

    By far and away the best time to visit wexford is the Oper Festival, Held from the last week of October till the end of the second in November. The festival not only boasts one of the biggest Opera Festival gatherings in Europe, but also in recent years the beginning of the Fringe Festival which runs alongside it. The three weeks are a complete...

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  • Wexford Opera Festival

    Wexford is unlike any other festival, the enthusiasm is unique; it is the total experience that matters!!The town go Opera mad in Oct to Nov, with exhibitions of art, ophotos, and mini operas all over the town. The Guinness singing pubs are not to be missed...This is a photo that I took for the Opera festival a few years ago......

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