What to do and see in Wexford, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

March 7, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman; Yola: Weiseforth) is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Wexford lies on the south side of Wexford Harbour, the estuary of the River Slaney near the southeastern corner of the island of Ireland. The town is linked to Dublin by the M11/N11 National Primary Route, and the national rail network connects it to Rosslare Europort. It had a population of 20,188 according to the 2016 census.
Restaurants in Wexford

1. Tintern Abbey

Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland +353 51 562 650
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4.5 based on 358 reviews

Tintern Abbey

Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.

Reviewed By Ronan D - Ireland

We visited Tintern Abbey on a Saturday afternoon. It is well signed posted to get to from Wexford and takes about 30 minutes .
There is loads of parking spaces so that was not a issue. We visited the little coffee shop and got a lovely hot chocolate . The only issue we found was that there was no changing facilities for babies.
The Abbey itself is lovely and there is 4 different walks you can do. All different lengths and levels. We done the purple one but I would not suggest doing this with a pram as there is quiet a few steps . It was still a lovely walk by the stream. We also done the blue walk which was easier and that brought you up to the Garden which you have to pay €5 in if you wish to see it.
Overall it was a lovely experience and I would recommend Tintern Abbey if you like walking or cycling .

2. Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

North Slob, Ardcavan, Ireland +353 76 100 2660
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Reviewed By christopher a - St. Lucia

Plenty of parking, free to enter and well laid out areas by the National Parks service.
Several small lakes housing varieties of birds. Observation stations, stairs to viewing boxes not for the infirm, but worth the effort. For late September, not a great deal to see. Ducks and a few Canadian geese are here now, with coots and herons soon to appear. Good toilet facilities but only vending refreshments available. Make sure to make a stop at end of the lane when departing, to visit the small beach. It looks right across the estuary to Wexford town. A pleasurable visit AND it is free!

3. Leisure Max

Drinagh Business Park Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh, Wexford, Ireland +353 53 912 2900
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Leisure Max is Wexford's biggest entertainment center in Wexford. We have a host of indoor and outdoor activities for you to choose from: Zip Line, Abseiling, Adventure Tower, Climbing Wall, Play Center, 10 Pin Bowling, Zorbing, Footy Pool, Indoor Soccer Pitch and lots more. We also have our American Style Diner for you to enjoy great food at a reasonable price.

Reviewed By David S - Wexford, Ireland

Good place for a day out with the kids, the bowling is good fun the playzone upstairs is great, it's clean and a decent price but it is a bit too loud!

4. Curracloe Beach

Curracloe, Ireland
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5 based on 212 reviews

Curracloe Beach

Curracloe Beach is a regular holder of the Blue Flag Beach status. The dunes are currently the subject of an active conservation policy by Wexford County Council ensuring that this marvellous amenity and the plant and wildlife it contains, will be preserved for future generations. A nature trail runs through the dunes and continues for 5 km to Raven Point, passing through the beautiful peninsula which constitutes Raven Nature Reserve.

Reviewed By Emmalizi

Of the many Beaches I have had the pleasure of visiting, this is easily the most beautiful. Pristine,picturesque and peaceful. We walked and walked and it just got more varied and pretty as we progressed. Unusually, there is a green forest right up against the beach, which provides a stunning contrast of landscapes. The colours and atmosphere are remarkable. Cannot wait to return.

5. Colclough Walled Garden

Tintern Abbey | Saltmills New Ross, Wexford, Ireland +353 83 306 4159
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5 based on 54 reviews

Colclough Walled Garden

Reviewed By FarranBoy62 - Dublin, Ireland

This is a most beautiful place and I am surprised it does not feature higher on Wexford's 'must-do' tourist attractions.
It's a wonderful story of restoration and clearly a labour of love for the volunteers who run it.
Got a really warm and friendly welcome and spent a memorable hour+ here in early June and will return when next in the general area.

6. The Glider Arcade

Parnell Street, Blackwater Y21c576, Ireland
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Glider Arcade

Family Entertainment Centre complete with Classic Arcade, Cafe and Milkshake parlour. Fun for all ages. Try our famous Oreo Milkshake

Reviewed By irish2robbie - Dublin, Ireland

Super relaxed family run arcade , great variety of games to play , serious coffee on sale and my kids love Colin's Oreo milk shakes .. well worth a visit ....

7. Our Ladys Island Lake

Our Lady's island, Wexford, Ireland +353 53 913 1131
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Our Ladys Island Lake

Reviewed By Christy_Luv2 - Gorey, Ireland

Although the weather wasn't great, we managed to take the same Pilgrimage walk that many thousands have done before us. There were many stops on the way and lovely statues. We were lucky enough to have a guide who explained many of the stops we would have missed. Be aware that at the Lake, the winds can be high. ENJOY! Do see the Church also-beautiful!

8. Irish National Heritage Park

Ferrycarrig, Y35 N9W7, Ireland +353 53 912 0733
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4.5 based on 554 reviews

Irish National Heritage Park

Reviewed By Helen M - Waterford, Ireland

I visited here with my friend recently and we got a guided tour. Ben our tour guide was very informative, funny, interactive and entertaining.
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk and tour. The weather was super which added to the experience.
There is a reduced rate for those living in county Wexford which is brilliant.

9. Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland +353 53 918 4671
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental Gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.

Reviewed By Claire C - Copenhagen, Denmark

Really good place for families to bring their young children. My nephews loved the open space and Gardens and also the Peacocks which were friendly and generally kept to themselves. Nice cafe as well there, which has a number of options to choose from. There is a fee during high season to get into the ground of 3 euro per adult and the kids went free with us. After high season the castle grounds are free of charge from October I think until February. I also do park run here and absolutely love to come here on a Saturday and do the park run 5k and it is free on a Saturday if your attending the park run.

10. Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Clonroche, Wexford, Ireland +353 53 924 4023
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4 based on 78 reviews

Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Reviewed By Deepali P

We spent just couple of hours, but my 4 year old had great time. She could touch and take few animals like gunny pig, lizard etc in hand. Had pony riding, and specially goat
bottle feeding was best. The animal care taker were informative and helpful. The ice cream and coffee n snack parlour and indoor and outdoor play area makes it a nice family picnic place.

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