About Wexford

Located on the most southeasterly tip of the country is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations.

Wexford in Ireland's Ancient East boasts 221 kilometeres of coastline featuring golden sandy beaches, rocky headlands, cliffs, more beaches and nature preserves, dotted with historic towns, amazing natural beauty, rich in heritage and culture it is no surprise that it is so popular.

The physical beauty of the Wexford landscape is not to be missed; the pretty coastal villages speckled with thatched cottages are a sight to behold.  Visit the peaceful fishing village of Kilmore Quay and take a short trip to the Saltee Islands, enjoying the sea life whilst gaining an alternate view of the rugged coastline.

There is probably no better place to begin in Wexford than with some of Ireland’s top attractions, featuring fine castles, the world’s oldest operational Lighthouse at Hook Head and the award winning Enniscorthy Castle in the heart of Enniscorthy town. Follow in the footsteps of John F. Kennedy on the Emigrant Trail or get back to a medieval way of life at The Irish National Heritage Park.

If it is adventure you are after, there is no shortage; from golf to gardens, wildlife to walking, cycling to kayaking, swimming to surfing, there are a host of professional providers who will help you and your family to get the most out of your stay here.

A wonderful variety of accommodation is on offer from pretty cottage rentals, bed and breakfasts to a five star destination spa and everything in between. The ‘craic and the ceol’ will ensure that you leave Wexford with a warm, welcoming feeling with you counting down the days until you return.

Ireland’s Ancient East - Wander through Time in your own immersive journey of 5,000 years of European History

Ireland’s Ancient East is a unique touring region taking in an amazing 5,000 years of history in the East and South of Ireland.  From passage tombs like Newgrange to Palladian Mansions like Powerscourt and Castletown; from monastic sites to medieval castles and high crosses harking back to Early Christian Ireland, nowhere in Europe offers such a wealth of heritage in such an intimate geographical space.  

Enjoy stories from Ireland's Ancient East here


Visit Wexford - So Old, So New