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Ballyconnigar Upper Beach Co Wexford
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The county of Wexford is famed for its dramatic landscapes, beautiful beaches, historic houses and castles. Steeped in cultural heritage, the area is one of Ireland’s most popular holiday destinations.

Wexford boasts 221 kilometres of coastline featuring golden sandy beaches, rocky headlands, cliffs, and nature preserves, dotted with historic towns, and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Autumn is a magnificent time to visit Wexford and you’re assured of a warm welcome from a community that is justifiably proud its role in staging an international opera Festival.

The physical beauty of the Wexford landscape is not to be missed; the pretty coastal villages dappled 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 - one of the best places in Ireland to see puffins in the wild - 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 and 1798 Centre 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.

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

An incredible variety of accommodations is available, 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.

Wexford Tourism Information

Autumn is a magical time to visit Wexford and offers so much more than its renowned scenic beauty and our internationally acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera. Our beautiful Model County is the leading destination in the southeast for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway any time of year.  Treat yourself to the perfect holiday or staycation, make #FestivalMemories with loved ones, indulge in special moments and plan exciting experiences in County Wexford.

Discover Wexford's accommodation with cosy 4 and 5-star hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan parks, sea view pods, spas and spas and adult-only hotels.  From midweek breaks to more extended weekends away, hotel getaways and self-catering stays, our corner of Ireland's Ancient East is the perfect destination for your next adventure in Ireland.

Explore where to eat and drink  in Wexford and learn more about the best food tour experiences and offerings across the county. Learn more about the latest events  – what's on, updates on festivals, live music, activities, and so much more.

Visit Wexford has a wonderful app jam-packed with helpful information for everyone visiting Wexford town and county. The handy pocket guide to Wexford has everything visitors need for a fun and hassle-free trip to the county in Irelands Ancient East.

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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.  

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