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Best things to do in County Wexford

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Lighthouse
“Light up your day at Hook Lighthouse, 800 years of light keeping. One of the Oldest Lighthouses in the World, a favourite with Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Marking the entrance to Waterford Harbour at the mouth of the Three Sisters river system for over 800 years. The Visitor centre which is open year round at Hook Lighthouse and offers guided tours of the Medieval lighthouse tower, built by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke and the most famous Knight of his time, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster. Purpose built as a lighthouse 800 years ago, and still fully operational today, Hook Lighthouse truly is one of a kind!”
60 locals recommend
Park
“John F Kennedy memorial park is well worth a day trip & visiit the Dunbrody Famine ship along the way in New Ross ( about 15 miles from Waterford city )”
29 locals recommend
History Museum
“A great day out for all the family. Discover the ancient history of Ireland & Wexford with little challenges on the way. Amazing workshops are run throughout the year - why not take a look at the schedule and book one before your stay. It also has a really lovely gift shop - perfect for bringing something nice back home!”
31 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Stroll through the lovely forest surrounding the Abbey, check out the walled garden or explore the norman abbey built by William Marshall”
27 locals recommend
Opera House
“Visit the Opera House not only for its Opera Festival during the month of October, but for entertainment all year round. Even a visit to our friend, Tricia's Starview Cafe on the third floor to take in the view and her fabulous food is an absolute must. Reasonably priced and excellently prepared by her own hand right after you've ordered. (Her cakes, baked on the day and not before, are sheer delight!) Tell her Maggs and Karl said Hi.”
20 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience features an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, alongside a popular interpretation of the Irish famine 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.”
26 locals recommend
Park
“This is a beautiful Elizabethan House that is still being restored. The grounds are peaceful and pretty with a fairy and Gruffalo wood walks. There is a play area, nice cafe, artisan workshops and for a small extra cost family archery with tuition. A lovely place to take children and adults of any age and it only costs the car park fee to get in.”
16 locals recommend
Park
“The only garden in the country which is FREE. It was donated to the Office of Public Works by Corona North who planted it and designed it on her own. Her husband had to use a hunting horn to call her in from the garden!”
12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous Place to visit for all those who love to sight see and plenty of nature trails ”
11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fantastic menu. Relaxed atmosphere. Chef is excellent. Great lunch and dinner service.”
12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Loftus Hall is a large country house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said by locals to have been haunted by the devil and the ghost of a young woman.”
15 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best pubs in Ireland 100%! Buzzy bar with incredible food, great for a meal in their restaurant or watching a sports event in their beautiful bar, highly recommend! Great live music too. Bouncy castles for the kids out back! ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great pub and mucus venue. Lively, large selection of craft beers, nice staff. Great atmosphere”
12 locals recommend
Establishment
“Since opening in 2005, Billy Whitty's & Joanne Harding's Aldridge Lodge has received numerous awards and critical acclaim. This small restaurant and guest accommodation is holder of a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2007, two AA Rosettes for food since 2016, 4 AA Diamonds for the guest rooms 2016 and has won many Food and Wine Magazine awards and Sunday Independant Life Magazine awards to mention but a few. Daily changing menus, local and home-grown produce, excellent value for money make this restaurant widely regarded among the best in the country.”
10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Irish Agricultural Museum resides here. The castle is soon to be opened to the public (??). The grounds are stunning. Huge lake, wildlife, trees, walks and peacocks. ”
11 locals recommend
Castle
“Discover the history of Enniscorthy and view the iconic designs of Eileen Grey. The castle hosts special events so check out their website. ”
6 locals recommend