Dublin, the national capital, is situated 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Wexford, while Kilkenny is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Wexford is blessed with numerous coastal spots great for recharging your batteries. Curracloe Beach and Duncannon Beach are two of the more well-known local beachside haunts in this region. Morriscastle Beach and Rosslare Beach are the other fine coastal destinations in the area.
To enjoy the creative spirit of the locals in Wexford, pay a visit to one of its many fabulous museums. Don’t miss the Irish Agricultural Museum, the Wexford County Museum and the popular National 1798 Centre.
Some of the most fascinating historic attractions in this region are Kennedy Homestead and also Craanford Mills. These are great spots to beef up on your history. Get an insight into the history of Wexford before investigating the area's more contemporary places of interest.
Some of the more revered heritage sites of the area are the places of worship that have been standing here for generations. The Dunbrody Abbey and the Selskar Abbey are two of Wexford’s best examples of these. Appreciate the reverential atmosphere of these special places.
If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to Saltee Islands and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, two protected habitats where locals and visitors like to go to escape the city. Come to these great places and go birdwatching, then stop for a picnic in the preserves’ beautiful surrounds.
The historical castles and other strongholds in the city are worth visiting. Ferns Castle and of course Ballyhack Castle are just two examples of the ancient castles in this ancient area.
The Irish National Heritage Park is a great place to go to discover Wexford’s turbulent past. Enjoy the museum’s interesting displays and examine the ancient artifacts throughout this peaceful place.
Wexford features botanical gardens where you can reconnect with nature amongst a large and diverse collection of flora. Make the time to investigate the wide range of plant species in the area.
One of the most popular family destinations in the Wexford area is National Ploughing Championships. Laugh, play and discover at this much-loved destinations for families with hard-to-impress children.