A suggested tour of County Wexford   

 


Below is a map of a suggested tour of County Wexford. I have started and finished in Bunclody at the top of the map, but obviously you could start anywhere. This tour is about 200Km long. Here are some of the places I would suggest are worth a visit. 1798 Visitor Centre in Enniscorthy is worth a visit if you are interested in that period when Ireland, USA and France fought for democracy. Next the National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig. The Quays in Wexford town are well worth a visit. There is a Tourist Office and car parks at the Southern end of the Quays just as you round the crescent. The beautiful narrow and mostly pedestrianized  Main Street in Wexford Town is also well worth a visit, with lots of shops and restaurants. Next is Johnstown Castle and gardens. Then there is the beautiful village of Kilmore Quay (not just Kilmore) with its thatched houses, harbour and views of the historic Saltee Islands. From there travel to the nice little village of Cullenstown with its Handball Alley on the beach and house decorated with seashells. Fethard-on-Sea is next and the nearby Baginbun beach. Next on this route is The Hook Head with its very old Light House and fossilized rocks. From the Hook travel through Duncannon with its nice beach and old Military Fort. Take the Arthurstown and then Ballyhack (with its castle) road from Duncannon for beautiful views. There is a regular car ferry service from Ballyhack to Passage East in County Waterford. Not too far away is the JFK arboretum and short but very scenic drive to the top of Sliabh Coillte. You may be running out of time by now, but there are beautiful walks in the arboretum and the Sliabh Coillte drive are well worth while if you have time. Next is New Ross where amongst lots of other things one can visit the Dunbrody replica famine ship. Then back to Bunclody with the beautiful views of The Blackstairs mountains all the way on your left.  Don't leave Bunclody without seeing The Nine Stones, about 12 Km away.

It will not be possible to see all of these sites in one day, but a little research will allow you to pick the ones that most interest you.
Safe traveling.


Image of Ireland with outline of tour

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