Wexford-The Sunny South East’s 10 Attractions

Hook Lighthouse - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.

Voted one of Ireland’s favourite attractions, Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind.

Purpose built 800 years ago by the Knight William Marshal. Take a step back in time for a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a light keeper.

If you are feeling fit climb to the top for a spectacular view of Ireland’s coast line.

Irish National Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Welcome to a journey which will take you through Ireland’s past over 35 acres.

You will see full scale reconstructions of ancient houses, forts and tombs.

A fully reconstructed early Christian monastery, mill, cooking place, Viking boatyard and boats. Ancient bread animals at the Ringfort woodland trails and wildlife.

There’s a defensive ditch built by first Norman invaders to Ireland and a Round Tower memorial to the Crimean War.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship - Irish Rugby Tours , Rugby Tours To Wexford

The Dunbrody Famine Ship is a spectacular feature of the New Ross quayside.

This is one attraction that can’t be missed the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience is a reminder of our history.

Your guide will tell you the history of the boat and what it was like to sail across to America. Life on board was not a pretty one.

Our American guests enjoy this tour. For many of them this is where their ancestors probably sailed from and is a humble experience for them.

Loftus HallLoftus Hall - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Loftus Hall is one spooky house.

Originally built in 1170 by a Norman knight called Raymond Le Gros.  Gros then changed his name to Redmond because he wanted an Irish identity.

Loftus Hall is Ireland’s most haunted house. You will learn all about the dark side of this house.

For those feeling really brave there is a lockdown at night.

Enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand.

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

A Cistercian abbey, founded in 1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales.

The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister.

The Colclough family occupied this house from the 16th century until 1960s.

Wells HouseWells House - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Discover the 400 year old history of Wells House & Gardens.

Uncover the everyday lives of the families who lived in the estate and their famed architect Daniel Robertson.

Giving you a unique insight into the life of previous generations. You can watch falconry shows on the house lawns.

Enniscorty Castle

Enniscorthy Castle - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Enniscorthy town.

Originally built in the 13th century, and has been home to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners.

Visit the dungeon to see the rare medieval wall art The Swordsman.

Pop up to the battlements to marvel at the amazing views of Vinegar Hill Battlefield and Enniscorthy town.

National 1798 Rebellion Centre

National 1798 Rebellion Centre - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To Wexford

Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on Irish history.

On your visit you will meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in their state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill.

Discover how weapons from the period worked. Learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces.

The Kennedy Homestead

Kennedy Homestead - Irish Rugby Tours, Rugby Tours To WexfordThe Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy.

In the house you will find the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.

The curators, using the Kennedy Library archival collection in Boston, have created a state of the art interpretative exhibit. It explores the circumstances of Patrick Kennedy’s departure from Ireland in 1848.

Piecing together the story of the most famous Irish–American family through the 20th century to the present day.

Duncannon Fort

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Duncannon Fort is an important sixteenth century coastal bastioned fort.

The fort is one of only three bastioned forts built in County Wexford and the only one which is accessible to the public.

A tapestry telling the story of the Normans arriving in Ireland in the 1100’s can be seen with several others.