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Wexford

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Water Sports · Nightlife

Popular things to do in Wexford

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Architectural Building
Tintern Abbey
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Colclough Walled Garden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
St. Iberius Church
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Wexford 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 has a population of 19,913 (20,072 with environs) according to the 2011 census.HistoryThe town was founded by the Vikings in about 800 AD. They named it Veisafjǫrðr, meaning "inlet of the mud flats", and the name has changed only slightly into its present form. "Veisa" in modern Norwegian means "Way". So 'Veisafjǫrðr' could have meant "inlet of the way" or "Way Fjord". According to a local legend, the town got its Irish name, Loch Garman, from a young man named Garman Garbh who was drowned on the mudflats at the mouth of the River Slaney by flood waters released by an enchantress. The resulting loch was thus named Loch Garman.For about three hundred years it was a Viking town, a city state, largely independent and owing only token dues to the Irish kings of Leinster. However, in May 1169 Wexford was besieged by Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster and his Norman ally, Robert Fitz-Stephen. The Norse inhabitants resisted fiercely, until the Bishop of Ferns persuaded them to accept a settlement with Dermot. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ireland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Side trips from Wexford

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Park
Irish National Heritage Park County Wexford
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse Fethard On Sea
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ship
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience New Ross
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Wexford

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Beach
Ballinoulart Beach
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
History Museum
Athenaeum Museum
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Our Ladys Island Lake
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Wexford

Beach
Baginbun Beach
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Secret Valley Wildlife Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Wexford

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Golf Course
Wexford Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Ballymoney Golf Course
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Wexford

Historic Walking Area
Keyser's Lane
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Slade Castle
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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