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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cafe
“This is a fantastic place to go, definitely worth a trip down to the castle, just a five minute drive from here. The family still live in the castle and guided tours are available. There is also a little gift shop and tearooms. So you can relax out in the courtyard with the hens, the peacocks and the dogs. You can also have a stroll around the gardens and meet the rest of the animals. You'll really enjoy your visit. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
School
“See Ireland the natural way, on the back of a horse. From novice to experienced riders.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Situated on South Main Street, this is a smart eatery with an outdoor dining space, offering Modern European cuisine with a local twist. It serves excellent tapas in the "Little Yard" to the front of the building but the main restaurant is an excellent choice for anyone who wants good tasty food, excellent steaks, fish, risotto they do pretty much everything and really well. Excellent friendly, accommodating staff. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pet Store
“Award winning business between Carlow and Kilkenny. Gardens are a big deal in Ireland and you can buy everything from plants and trees to fashionable garden-wear and cute gifts. Lovely cafe too. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Its renowned, people travel from 200 miles to visit the chipper. Famous Kilmore Quay fresh fish, or even Pizzas. The restaurant side is lively and there is outdoor seating. We like to take the fish & Chips home via the beach or walk the pier with chips. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Hop along to Pirates Cove for a great family day out in the South East’s leading entertainment centre. They have lots of swashbuckling fun for all ages. Enjoy their sub-tropical gardens when you challenge your crew to a game of 18 hole mini golf. Venture through the giant caves, a cascading waterfall, and a full-sized shipwreck of a treasure-laden galleon on Europe’s best Adventure Golf course. The Funcaves soft play area is always a hit with the under 10’s. Be the captain of your own bumper boat as you travel around our beautiful lagoon but beware of the waterfalls. Great day out!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“The Michelin recommended Greenacre's restaurant is one of the most popular in the South East. It is located on the ground floor, surrounded by shelves of the world’s finest wines. The ambiance is friendly and relaxed - very popular with venue during Wexford Opera. The food is prepared under the watchful eye of local Chef Ritchie Trappe and as Wexford is both an agricultural and maritime hinterland, their supplies are sourced locally. There is an award winning wine list which has is the most extensive in the Country and offers both value, and outstanding quality. Greenacre's also has a spacious art gallery with contemporary Irish art and sculpture. It is part of The Greenacres Bistro and has regular exhibitions throughout the year. It is spread over 2 floors upstairs - a nice place to peruse on a wet day or just for a coffee. Excellent local cheese sold in the deli.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality. It also has a lovely restaurant that overlooks the River Barrow, a gift shop and just minutes walk from the town centre. Open 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm. (12 minutes by car)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Cafe and health food shop in New Ross, our nearest town. Delicious sandwiches, soups, and daily specials. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“The Duck Gorey is part of Marlfield House Hotel. The restaurant serves coffee and pasties, lunch and dinner. The food is terrific and the setting is fantastic overlooking their kitchen garden, or if the weather is nice seated on the terrace.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens is situated on Great Island near Campile, New Ross where no site in Ireland can boast greater antiquity nor more general embrace by all and every invader of which our archaeology, mythology and history is aware. There is a depth of richness in the unspoilt nature of these gardens where the first Tree Fairy Village of it’s kind in Ireland attracts thousands of Fairy hunters who all adore the ever increasing avenues of fairy homes in the beautiful ancient trees growing in the woodland. The wall garden is a place of peace and reflection with rose gardens, pools and herbaceous planting. Love seats are placed around every corner waiting to provide comfort for moments of contemplation. The potager designed as a box maize grows fruit and vegetables for the big house where B&B guests enjoy home grown pleasures. Spring water cascades in series of waterfalls through the woodland garden flowing past The Viking Settlement, Norman Motte,& Smaug the tree dragon before entering ‘The Myrtle wood’ story where woodland creatures live in lanterns in the trees waiting to meet garden visitors.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“This ferry which runs continuously is a great way to go to Waterford and to access motorways to the south of the country. It cuts one hour off the journey to Waterford. Check summer and winter sailing times. Also cancellations due to bad weather.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the most gorgeous beaches in Ireland - 12 miles of sandy beach and dunes. All of Wexford life is here, especially at the weekends. There is a large car park at the White's Gap entrance with public toilets. The Surf Shack there is open in the summer months & weekends in Autumn & Spring (check their Facebook Page). They have a surf shop, they rent out surf / sand / body boards & all the gear and they do surf lessons at the weekends and throughout the week in the summertime (advance booking is advised for lessons). They serve really good coffee (I have very high standards!) and their pizzas are the best after a dip in the sea - yum! Probably my favourite place in Wexford.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Quirky farm shop, fabulous coffee shop, indoor play area for kids, pet farm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
“Rathwood is a restaurant, boutique stores, a garden center, and also has hiking, a maze and a farm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a small lavender farm with a play area, artisan shop, cafe that serves lovely cakes and it has a bull train ride for children. It is a good place to kill a couple of hours and entry is only the cost of the car park.”
  • 5 locals recommend