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15/05/2020

WEXFORD 

Historical Attractions 

Johnstown Castle & Gardens      

The exquisite 19th century Victorian castle, which gives the estate it's name, is nestled within 50 acres of ornamental grounds. Stroll through the wooded grounds with over 200 different kinds of trees and shrubs, or relax by the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers and waterfalls. Ramble along the lake terrace walk lined with statues to the garden lake. Both lakes are home to a wide range of waterfowl. Pass through the Devil's Gateway into the walled ornamental garden and hothouses. This hidden paradise provides a dazzling, colourful array of flowering plants. The sunken Italian Garden contains a shaded picnic area where one can sit and watch the peacocks strut by. Other attractions include the ruin of a medieval tower house called Rathlannon Castle and the old farm buildings which house the Irish Agricultural Museum. Please note that unfortunately Johnstown Castle itself is not open to the public. 

Enniscorthy Castle & 1798 Rebellion Centre

Ennsicorthy Castle explores the development of the Castle and town from its earliest Anglo-Norman origins, with a special focus on the Castle of a Family Home. The Exhibition also explores the 1916 rising in Enniscorthy. The roof of the castle is also accessible with spectacular views of the surrounding Countryside & Vinegar Hill. The National Rebellion Centre is located in the shadow of Vinegar Hill. The Centre tells the epic and heroic tale of the 1798 Rebellion and its aftermath.

Family Attractions 

Irish National Heritage Park

A Visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises await around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail. Your tour is an unexpected adventure into 9000 years.The world you enter is an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage. Homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and long forgotten remains will enlighten the casual visitor and interest the scholar. 

John F Kennedy Arboretum

John F. Kennedy Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States of America until his assassination on 22nd November 1963. It consists of 622 acres including 4,500 types of trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons and dwarf conifers. Attractions include signposted walks, a playground and picnic area.

Wells House & Gardens

Located in Ballyedmond, Wells House & Gardens is a Great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford. Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share with their Woodland Walks, Victorian Terrace Gardens, Adventure Playground, Living Victorian House Tour, Wells House Archery, Wells House Falconry, The Oak Tree Restaurant and Craft Courtyard.  

Bowling 

Leisuremax is the No. 1 fun filled family entertainment venue in Wexford. From Ten Pin Bowling to Archery, Zorbing to Zip lines, and everything in between, Leisuremax does it all, guaranteeing a great family day out with over 20 activities. 

Cinema 

A modern, 8-screen cinema located on Old Rosslare Rd in Wexford showing all the latest releases. Omniplex Wexford offers an OmniplexMAXX screen, 3 OmniplexRecline screens, Candy King Pic'n'Mix, assigned seating, automated ticket purchase & collection points, 3D performances and wheelchair accessible screens.

Golf:

Golfers will be spoilt for choice in Wexford. 

● Wexford Golf Club

● St Helen’s Bay Golf Club

● Rosslare Golf Club 

● Bunclody Golf Club

● Seafield Golf Club 

 

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