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County Wexford

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Wexford County (Irish: Contae Loch Garman), in Southeast Ireland, is the country's caravan and camping capital. The county is covered in caravans along the long sandy beaches that benefit from the warmer and sunnier climate than in the north and west of Ireland.

Towns and Villages[edit]

Map of County Wexford

  • 1 Wexford (Loch Garman) – the county town, originally a Viking town
  • 2 Blackwater Blackwater, County Wexford on Wikipedia (An Abhainn Dubh, "the black river") – village
  • 3 Carnsore Point Carnsore Point on Wikipedia (Carn tSóir or Ceann an Chairn) – located at the very south east corner of Ireland
  • 4 Courtown Courtown on Wikipedia (Baile na Cúirte, "homestead of the court") – a seaside town near Gorey with many caravan parks in and around it
  • 5 Enniscorthy (Inis Córthaidh) – has the Strawberry Fair every July and historic site of 1798 rebellion
  • 6 Fethard-on-Sea Fethard-on-Sea on Wikipedia (Fiodh Ard, "high wood") – located along the south coast.
  • 7 Gorey (Guaire) – on the main Dublin–Wexford road
  • 8 Kilmore Quay (Cé na Cille Móire, "Quay of the big church") – fishing village on the south coast
  • 9 Kilmuckridge Kilmuckridge on Wikipedia (Cill Mhucraise) – village
  • 10 New Ross New Ross on Wikipedia (Ros Mhic Thriúin)
  • 11 Rosslare (Ros Láir, "the middle peninsula") – seaside resort and nearby ferry port, just outside Wexford

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The longest continuous beach in Ireland runs for 27 km from Kilmuckridge, a few miles south of Cahore Point, southwards to Raven Point, on the northern side of the shallow bay of Wexford Harbour.

The county is characterised by a few rolling hills, with Tara Hill (272m) in the north, while the west of the county bordering County Carlow lines the Blackstairs Mountains, where the highest peak Mount Leinster reaches 793m (2,605ft). The south is generally flat, but once you round the south east corner of Ireland at Carnsore Point, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, there is a noticeable difference in the sea as it generally appears bluer and is considerably deeper.

Also of notable interest are the Saltee Islands off the south coast, which are an important bird sanctuary.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]


N11 Road from Dublin


Waterford – New Ross road

By train[edit]

  • Dublin – Rosslare railway

By ferry[edit]

  • Rosslare Ferryport – ferries to UK and France

Get around[edit]

There is a regular Bus Eireann service to all the main towns.

There is an Irish Rail service several times daily from Dublin to Gorey, to Wexford Town, to Rosslare.


  • John F. Kennedy Park, 11 km south of New Ross. 250 hectare park in size to the memory of U.S. president John F. Kennedy. It contains an Arboretum of international standing.
  • 1 Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig. Has a reconstruction of a stone age settlement. Irish National Heritage Park (Q1408163) on Wikidata Irish National Heritage Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Johnstown Castle, near Wexford. In the grounds of the Irish Agricultural Museum. Irish Agricultural Museum (Q19890857) on Wikidata Irish Agricultural Museum on Wikipedia
  • Wexford County Museum, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy.
  • Guillemot Maritime Museum, Kilmore Quay, South Co. Wexford. Housed on board the lightship Guillemot.
  • 3 Hook Head and Lighthouse. A good area for sea-bird watching, on the eastern side of the entrance to Waterford harbour at the very south west tip of the county. Hook Lighthouse (Q5897891) on Wikidata Hook Lighthouse on Wikipedia
  • 4 Tintern Abbey. A Cistercian abbey near Saltmills, on Bannow Bay in the south west part of the county. Tintern Abbey (Q2435969) on Wikidata Tintern Abbey (County Wexford) on Wikipedia




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