Great Places to Visit

Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse

The Hook Lighthouse is a building situated at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, in Ireland. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, and the oldest operating lighthouse in Ireland.

View the Hook Lighthouse story on the Ireland's Ancient East website here.

Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience

Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience

Located at New Ross, County Wexford, the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is an essential stop on any tour of the south east region of Ireland. Follow the footsteps of the those who left during the Great Famine with an interactive tour that takes you through the fateful journey made by so many Irish people.

View the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience on the Ireland's Ancient East website here.

Irish National Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park

Full scale reconstructions of ancient houses, forts and tombs; fully reconstructed early Christian monastery, mill, cooking place and Viking boatyard and boats. Ancient bread animals at the Ringfort ( seasonal only); Woodland trails, wildlife, plants and flowers; original defensive ditch built by first Norman invaders to Ireland; Round Tower memorial to Crimean War.

Wells House & Gardens

Wells House & Gardens

Wells House can boast over 300 years of history, built in the late 1600s by John Warren who owned more than 6,000 acres of land in the area it was purchased on his death by the Doyne family who then lived there, and engaged renowned English architect, Daniel Robertson to completely redesign the house during the 1830’s.  It was Robertson who designed the house standing at Wells today

The Blue Egg Gallery

The Blue Egg Gallery

The Blue Egg Gallery was opened by Mary Gallagher in 2011. It is situated in the heart of Wexford town, close to the Arts Centre and the library. In the gallery and the adjoining shop, we show contemporary craft work by Irish and international makers - working in clay, glass, textiles, willow and metal.

International Outdoor Adventure Centre

International Outdoor Adventure Centre

The International Outdoor Adventure Centre is a unique multi-activity and tourism holiday. Being both a campsite and adventure centre there is an abundance of things to do on site. If camping ‘rough’ isn’t your thing they have you covered in their fabulous Glamping Tents. With beds and electricity provided it’s the perfect way to relax after a day of activities!

They have our own very own scout specific campsite as well as their own general camping pitches. Each pitch is fully equipped with electricity and their wash up and shower facilities are state of the art.

Caroline Ward (Artist) at Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare

Caroline Ward (Artist) at Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare

Exhibition running  Kelly's Hotel Rosslare 18 October to 5 November 2017

Caroline Ward uses still life as an opportunity to appreciate quite ordinary objects and realise the beauty that surrounds us all the time yet, can seem too subtle to merit our attention. She captures calm and serenity in each arrangement, as well as the sense of space within the composition. Still life art can encourage us to pause and enjoy what is before us in the moment.

Breaking Rainbows Exhibition - Orla Barry

Breaking Rainbows Exhibition - Orla Barry

A live performance/installation at the Wexford Arts Centre 

Performance: 20-21 October at 8pm | Exhibition: 22 October -  18 November 2017​

Exploring the boundaries of art and life, Breaking Rainbows uses the relationship between wo/man and animal, and the cannibalistic, symbiotic tension between [Orla Barry] the artist and [Orla Barry] the shepherd to reflect on the primal and poetic and unpredictable bond we have with the natural world. Presented as a live performance and video installation, Barry’s new work is a fascinating journey into the land of shepherding through the lens of ‘doing’ rather than ‘observing’ the job at hand. The tour began in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios as part of Dublin Theatre Festival last October and continues in Crawford Art Gallery.
 

Bare Root

Bare Root

Group Exhibition at the Wexford Arts Centre

Wexford County Council 23 October - 1 December 2017

The Arts Department of Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre is delighted to present Bare Root a group exhibition exploring the rural environment and the points where nature meets the man-made. The artists included in the exhibition are Frank Abruzzese, Michael Canning, Els Dietvorst, Michael Fortune, Janet Mullarney, Rosie O’Gorman, Helen Robbins, Blaise Smith, Brigitta Varadi, Michael Wann and Katie Watchorn.

Bravura 2017 at the Blue Egg Gallery

Exhibition running Saturday 21 October until Sunday 5 November and is open every day from 11.00am until 5.30pm.

Bravura 2017 at the Blue Egg Gallery will feature work by Irish and international makers. Ceramics by Anne Butler, Mike Byrne, Sarah Jenkins, Lara Scobie and Christiane Wilhelm. Works in wood by Alan Meredith, works in metal by Stephen Yusko and works on paper by Mike Byrne.

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