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Local Attractions

Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay is a lovely small fishing village with white washed thatched cottages, a marina, famous beaches and sand dunes and during the summer months excursions out to the famous Saltee Islands. Oh and dont forget to try some of the seafood restaurants!

Web: www.visitkilmorequay.com

Johnstown Castle and Gardens

A neo-Gothic castle just outside Wexford Town is surrounded by 20 hectares of gardens with a wide range of trees and shrubs – all well worth seeing. The Irish Agricultural Museum is also based here.

Web: www.irishagrimuseum.ie/johnstown_castle_estate

The Irish National Heritage Park

This is a must with 9000 years of history from 7000B.C. to the 12th century documented through reconstructions of ancient settlements and religious sites.

Web www.inhp.com

JFK Arboretum

South of New Ross, off the R733, this visitor centre and 252 ha arboretum is open all year round to the public (except Good Friday and Christmas Day). The arboretum was formally opened in 1968, and is dedicated to the memory of John. F. Kennedy (United States President 1961-1963). Play unit, picnic area, café and gift shop (seasonal), miniature railway (seasonal) and visitor centre available. Enjoy self-guided trails through 4,500 species of trees and exotic shrubs from 5 continents, laid out in botanical order. Open: May-Aug10-8pm, April & Sept 10-6.30pm and Oct-March 10-5pm. Duchas Heritage Cards accepted and sold.

Web: www.heritageireland.ie

Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Ireland and one of the oldest lighthouses in Europe. It dates back to the 12th century. It is an amazing structure that alone is well worth a day visit. However, there is also a Visitor Centre, beautiful walks along the headland, Slade Harbour and the mysterious Loftus Hall which is due to re-open to the public during 2012.

Web: www.hooktourism.com