THINGS TO DO IN WEXFORD - BY TIP

THINGS TO DO IN WEXFORD

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WEXFORD

Known as the "Model County," Wexford offers coastal villages, sunny seashores with numerous beaches, bird watch reserves, a Festival of Opera and the Strawberry Fair; Johnstown Castle Gardens incorporating the Irish Agricultural Museum, the John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum and it is the location of the Irish National Heritage Park.


ABBEYS, CATHEDRALS, CHURCHES | ANGLING | ART GALLERIES | BIRDS, WILDLIFE | BLUE FLAG BEACHES

CASTLE AND FORTS | COUNTRY WALK | CRAFT STUDIOS

CRUISING RESTAURANT | CYCLING | EQUESTRIAN | EXHIBITIONS & MUSEUMS

FIELD MONUMENTS & OTHER INTERESTS | GARDENS AND PARKS | GOLF

GOLF DRIVING RANGES | GREYHOUND RACING | GENEALOGICAL CENTRES | GUIDED WALKING TOURS

HERITAGE TOWNS | HISTORIC & NOTABLE | IRISH HIGH CROSSES | OPEN FARMS

SIGNPOSTED CAR ROUTES | THEATRE | TIDY TOWNS | TOURIST INFO OFFICES


ABBEYS, CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES.

Campile

Dunbrody Abbey and Visitor Centre. A large Cistercian Abbey founded in 1210AD. Attractions include a small museum with a fine dolls house, a hedge maze, ruins of a castle and a golf putting green.

Open April to Sept, Mon to Fri, 10am - 6pm., Sat & Sun 10am - 8pm

Admission Per Car 1, Per bus 10.

Tel: (051) 388603

Ferns

The original monastic foundation was plundered by the Vikings in 930. Only portions of the later McMuragh-Kavanagh Abbey, dating from 1158, now survives. Partly incorporated into the present Church of Ireland are the ruins of a Cathedral, built in the 13th century. Very well presented with suitable signs and interpretative plaques.

The Ruins of the 16th Cent. St Peter's Church are to be seen alongside the Dublin Road.

Gorey

The Catholic Church was designed by Augustus W. Pugin.

South of the town, in Ballygarrett, is the site of a very early Christian settlement, on which a 19th century church ruin still stands.

Lady's Island

An important early Christian site and place of annual pilgrimage, a practice which continues to the present day. On the island are the ruins of an Augustinian Priory.

The small church here was plundered by Cromwell in 1649.

New Ross

St. Mary's Church, now incorporates a 19th century Church. The original foundation is attributed to William the Earl Marshal.

Tintern Abbey

A Cistercian Abbey built in 1200 AD. Currently under restoration. Founded by William the Earl Marshal, in fulfilment of his promise - made when on a stormy sea voyage - to do so if the Lord spared him. Guided tours are available, June to Sept, Tel: (051) 562321.

Wexford Town

Saint Iberius Church, Main Street. This church is over 300 years old. It features a fine Georgian interior coupled with a Venetian Renaissance Style frontage to the Main Street. Open All year, Mon to Sat, 10am - 3pm.

Tel: (053) 22936

Selskar Abbey is located on what is believed to be the oldest place of worship in the County. The present Abbey dates to the 13th Cent. and replaced a pre Christian temple dedicated to Odin. The complex is now part of the Westgate Heritage Centre. See also under Exhibitions.

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ANGLING - DEEP SEA

Approved operators and centres are located in

Kilmore Quay

Dick Hayes

Reef and wreck fishing

Tel: (053) 29704 or 088 549111 (mobile)

Wexford Town

Wexford Boat Charters

Deep sea & wreck fishing.

143, The Faythe.

Tel: Nick Bowie (053) 45888

ANGLING - GAME

The Slaney River offers a range of angling opportunities, being a well known salmon river. The annual salmon season commences on Feb 1st, trout on March 1st while both close on 30th Sept. Licence and Permits are available from Murphy's, 92 North Main Street.

Tel: (053) 24717.

Note: Local by-laws are in operation on the Slaney in regard to fly fishing.

ANGLING - SHORE

The varied coastline of Wexford County offer a wide variety of beach, shale and rock angling opportunities. Shore fishing is free. There are frequent competitions open to visitors and club groups. Details are available in Tourist Offices or from Murphy's, 92 North Main Street,

Tel: (053) 24717.

Cahore

Cahore Sea Angling Club

Tel: (055) 27453.

Rosslare

Rosslare Angling Club

Tommy Byrne

Tel: (053) 32190.

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ART GALLERIES

Ballyhack

Neptune Restaurant Art Gallery,

Regular Art Exhibitions.

Contact Pierce McAuliffe

Tel: (051) 89284.

Gorey

Woodland Crafts Gallery, Killineirin,

Frequent exhibitions.

Contact Michael Murphy.

Tel: (0402) 37474.

New Ross

The Loft Gallery,

Charles Street,

Tel: (051) 25389

The Red Door Art Studio,

22 The Quay,

Tel: (051) 21600.

Wexford Town

The Art Centre, Cornmarket,

Frequent exhibitions.

Open all year, Mon to Sat, 10am - 6pm,

Ms Joanna Murphy

Tel: (053) 23764.

Westgate Heritage Centre

Regular Exhibitions.

Tel: (053) 46506

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BIRDS, WILDLIFE

Wexford is acknowledged by all as the best County in Ireland for bird-watching. Among the County's many sites, the more significant are:

Baginbun Head

Cliff-nesting birds. Depending on the time of year, fulmar, cormorant, peregrine, herring gull, guillemot and chough are to be seen.

Bannow Bay A major location for wintering waterfowl, brent goose, shelduck, wigeon, teal, oystercatcher, golden plover, curlew and redshank.

Fethard on Sea

Feeding grounds for herons, shelduck and brent geese.

Hook Head

The peninsula is a landfall location for migrant landbirds and a suitable vantage point for seawatching for the passage of migrant seabirds in both the spring and autumn.

Lady's Island

Nesting tern, May to Sept. Please view from the shore only. Winter birds include Bewick's and other swans.

North Sloblands

The Wexford Wildlife Reserve. Perhaps as many as 10,000 ( 1/3 of the world's total population) of Greenland geese winter here. The visitor centre has many interesting exhibitions, an AV show titled "The Greenland Goose - Winter Visitor" Large flocks of geese and wading birds in autumn. Fully developed facilities for watching, guided tours on request. Open 16th April - 30th Sept, daily 9am to 6pm. Admission free.

Contact Christopher Wilson

Tel: (053) 23129

Raven Point Nature Reserve

Adjoining the Wexford Wildlife Reserve. A summer venue.

Saltee Islands

Internationally significant. Private property. Access to the Island is prohibited. Boat Trips around the island are available from Kilmore Quay.

Tel: (053) 29704

Tacumshane Lake

Winter concentrations of waterfowl including Bewick's swans, brent geese, wigeon, oystercatchers, golden plover and lapwing. Vagrant American waders are to be seen in the autumn.

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BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The ultimate accolade for beaches offering clear waters and superior environmental enjoyment. Blue Flags have been awarded by the European Commission to beaches at Courtown, Curracloe, Duncannon and Rosslare.

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CASTLES AND FORTS

Many are long abandoned and now stand, mute testament to the skilled craftsmen and the stirring times that created them. Only some of the more noteworthy can be listed here.

Ballyhack Castle

Dates from the 16th century. The first two floors have been renovated. The castle houses a number of exhibits, some of which relate to other heritage sites in the area. Open April to June & Sept, Wed to Sun, 12pm - 6pm

July & August, daily, 10am - 6pm.

Contact Sarah Murphy

Tel: (051) 89468.

Duncannon Fort

The name, Duncannon, derives from an Iron Age fortification which once occupied the site of the present imposing fort. The current structure dates mostly from the 16th century with modern additions. Restoration work is in progress. Guided tours during the season

Contact Eileen Roche

Tel: (051) 89188.

Enniscorthy Castle

An imposing Norman Castle built by the Prendergast Family in the 13th century. See also under Exhibitions

Tel: (054) 35926.

Ferns Castle

An impressive ruin of a Norman fortification, dating from the 13th century. It has had a chequered history and was owned by an Irish family, a bishop and, later, a countess during the 14th century alone! The castle, now in State care, is open to the public and guided tours are available during the summer months.

Johnstown Castle

A much added to early tower house with battlements and ornamental lake, attractive and colourful walks. Gardens only, the Castle is not open to the general public.

Lady's Island

The remains of a Norman castle tower that leans at a greater angle than that of the famous Tower of Pisa, Italy.

Rathmacknee

A 5 storey tower castle with typical 15th century battlements and well preserved bawn. The latter has massive walls which are more than 4 feet thick and 25ft high.

Slade Castle

Overlooking the small harbour of Slade near Hook Head. A massive, late 15th century structure.

Wexford Town.

Westgate Tower. A sensitively restored, early 13th century gate tower, part of the Viking / Norman walls of Wexford Town.

Open March to Dec, Mon to Sat, 10am - 2pm, 2.30pm - 5.30pm

July & Aug, also open on Sundays, 2pm - 6pm.

Groups may be booked in advance for times other than above.

Admission Adults 1, Children 50p, Family Tickets 3

Tel: (053) 46506

A number of Martello or Napoleon Towers are to be seen on the coast line, all of which date from the early years of the 19th century

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THE COUNTRY SIDE

Forest walks, hillwalking, cycling, equestrian centres, pitch and putt, golf driving ranges and open farms are to be enjoyed. Ask at Tourist Offices for details of the complete range of services on offer in each area.

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CRAFT STUDIOS

Tourist Information Offices have current details of the crafts studio's of County Wexford, listed both by activity and location. Smaller craft studios are often one person operations. Some may be unavailable to meet you without prior arrangements.

Enniscorthy

One of Ireland's main pottery areas for centuries.

Badger Hill Pottery

Stoneware oven to tableware.

Open All year, Wed to Sun, 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm. or by appointment.

Closed Mon & Tues

Bill Connor

Tel: (054) 35060

Carley's Bridge Pottery

Founded in 1640, specialists in large terra-cotta pots.

Open all year, Mon to Fri, 8.30 - 4.30.

Ms Martina O Neill

Tel: (054) 33512

Castle Hill Crafts

Open all year

Ms Maura Flannery

Tel: (054) 36800

Hillview Pottery.

Established more than 400 years.

Open all year.

Paddy Murphy

Tel: (054) 35443

Kiltrea Bridge Pottery

Open All year, Mon to Sat, 9.30 - 5.30 and also Sundays during the Summer.

Mr Michael Roche

Tel: (054) 35107

New Ross

The Butlersland Craft Centre, Butlersland, New Ross.

Extensive craft display in an out of town setting, offering free parking, cafe and an exciting, elevated view of three counties. Handwoven Tweed Jackets made on the premises.

Open all year, daily, 8am - 9pm.

Contact Pascal Bolger

Tel: (051) 22612 / 25662

The Loft Gallery, Charles Street

Contact Hugo O'Hanlon

Tel: (051) 25389

Laveny Pottery, Rochestown

Hand thrown pottery

Tel: (051) 28478.

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CRUISING RESTAURANT

New Ross

Galley Cruising Restaurant

North Quay

Lunch time, afternoon and evening dinner cruises on the Barrow and Nore Rivers.

Contact Capt. Dick Fletcher

Tel: (051) 21723

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CYCLING

Raleigh Rent-a-Bike operators

New Ross

Paddy Meyler

6 Bridge Street,

Tel: (051) 25348

Wexford Town

Hayes Bicycle Hire

108 South Main Street,

Wexford.

Tel: (053) 22462

The Bike Shop

9 Selskar Street

Wexford

. Tel: (053) 22514

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EQUESTRIAN

Wexford Race Course - see racing programme page 20.

Wexford provides a wide choice of horse riding facilities suitable for every rider, novice or experienced and regardless of age. Trekking and trail riding over farmland, forest and mountain is available as are cross country courses, designed to please the more experienced rider.

A variety of training courses are also available and inclusive holiday arrangements are offered by some establishments. Some riding schools provide holidays for unaccompanied children.

Ask for our Equestrian Guide in tourist offices for further information

. AIRE approved Centres

Duncannon

Hook Trekking Centre,

Open June to September.

Contact Mary Murphy.

Tel: (051) 89166

Duncormick

Blackstone Trekking Centre. Blackstone,

Open all year.

Contact Rosaleen Cleary.

Tel: (053) 63126

Foulksmills

Horetown Equestrian Centre, Horetown House,

Open all Year.

Contact David Young.

Tel: (051) 63786 / 63633

Enniscorthy

Boro Hill Equestrian Centre, Clonroche,

Open all Year.

Contact Betty Maher-Caulfield.

Tel: (053) 44117

Gorey

Laheen Pony Trekking, Laheen House,

Open all Year (Winter by appointment only).

Contact Josephine Buttle.

Tel: (055) 28289.

New Ross

Seaview Farm Pony Trekking, "Seaview", St. Kearns, Saltmills,

Open May to Oct, otherwise by arrangement.

Contact Kathleen Kinsella.

Tel: (051) 562239.

Taghmon

Ballingale Farm Riding School

Open all year.

Contact Valerie Charlton.

Tel: (053) 34387

Wexford Town

Shelmaliere Riding Stables, Forth Mountain

Open all year.

Contact Catherine Wood.

Tel: (053) 39251.

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EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUMS

Camolin

Ballymore Historic Features

Small museum at the centre of a traditional farm which also contains an ancient church, motte, holy well and period farmyard.

Open June to Sept, Thurs to Sun, 2pm - 6pm

Contact Mr Richard Donovan

Tel: (054) 83189

Craanford Village

Craanford Mills. A 17th Century, corn grinding, water mill has been restored to full working order. The works are on view to visitors with additional interperative data and explanatory exhibits. Wholesome food served on the Kiln Loft.

Open all year, daily.

Contact Mr Michael Lyons

Tel: (055) 23124

Enniscorthy

Wexford County Museum,

Housed in an important mediaeval castle, of interest in it's own right, the Museum contains a wide range of items depicting mostly 19th and 20th century history.

Open June to Sept, Mon to Sat, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm

Oct & Nov, daily 2pm - 5pm

Admission Adults 2, Teenagers 1.50p, Children 50p.

Contact Mr David Carbery

Tel: (054) 35926

Kilmore Quay

Guillemot Lightship Maritime Museum.

The last remaining light ship, exhibits include models, paintings and records.

Open June to Sept, daily 2pm - 8pm

Admission Adults 1, Children 50p, Family 2.50.

Contact Mr Reg Jarvis

Tel: (053) 29655

Johnstown

The National Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life is located in the former estate farmyard within the extensive ornamental grounds of Johnstown Castle.

Open June to Aug, Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm, Sat and Sun 2pm - 5pm

April, May & Sept to Nov - as above but closed 12.30pm - 1.30pm.

Admission Adults 1.75, Children 1

Contact Dr. Austin O Sullivan

Tel: (053) 42888.

New Ross

Berkeley Forest House

Large collection of 18th & 19th century toys, dolls and costumes, suitably displayed in the drawing room. Many other attractions

Open May to Sept, Thurs to Sun, 11am - 6pm.

Contact Ann Bernstorff

Tel: (051) 21361

Wexford Town

Westgate Heritage Centre

The Antiquity of Wexford is presented in an audio-visual display within a sensitively restored, early 13th century gate tower, part of the Norman Walls of the Town.

Open Jan - April, Please telephone to confirm times.

May to Dec, Mon to Sat, 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5.30pm

July & Aug, also open on Sun, 2pm - 6pm.

Admission Adults 1.50, Children 1.

Contact Ms Breda Roche

Tel: (053) 46506.

National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig

The Region's showpiece exhibition, on a well developed, 30 acre site overlooking the Slaney River. The National Heritage Park is a series of reconstructions of settlements set within a large wooded area.

Lake dwellings, pre-historic and early historic houses are depicted, as well as a mediaeval castle, even a Viking shipyard are among the many fine exhibits in this most memorable of visitor attractions.

Open March to 31st Oct, daily, 10am - 7pm (last admission at 5pm)

Admission Adults 3.50, Senior Citizens & Students 2,

Contact Ms Theresa Grant,

Tel: (053) 20733.

Tagoat

Yola Farmstead. Reconstructed farm buildings, Flora and fauna walk, crafts studio and children's play area. Facilities for Irish Banquets for groups with prior notice.

Open June to Sept, daily, 9am - 5pm.

Contact Mr Pat Stafford

Tel: (053) 31177

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FIELD MONUMENTS

Baginbun

Extensive earthworks and Promontory fortifications, associated with the first landings of the Normans in 1169 and perhaps with an even earlier Celtic fort or dun.

Balloughton

A tall Standing Stone believed to mark a prehistoric grave site.

Carne

St Vauk or Beoc's Stone, a huge boulder on which the Saint is said to have floated across the Irish Sea in the 6th Century.

Carrigbyrne

A Memorial Column designed as a replica of Pompey's Pillar, erected in 1841 to the memory of Sir Ralph Abercromby

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GARDENS AND PARKS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Campile

Kilmokea Gardens,

Adults only. Admission by prior arrangement

Admission 3.

Contact Mrs Price

Tel: (051) 388109

Coolgreany

Ram House Garden.

Two acres, overflowing with "soft colours and sweet scents", terraces, lavish planting around a little stream.

Open Easter to Mid Sept., Sat & Sun, 2.30pm - 6pm,

>From June to Aug only also open on Fri's, 5pm - 8pm.

Admission 2.50

Contact Mrs Lolo Stevens

Tel: (0402) 37238

Curracloe Nature Trail

A delightful 800 metres nature trail through the seashore sand dunes supported by a informative and colourful 20 page booklet available free of charge from the County Council and other outlets.

Tel: (053) 42211

Killinick

Shortalstown Gardens

80 year old gardens, rare trees and shrubs.

Admission by prior appointment Adults 2.50. Accompanied children only please.

Helen & Margaret Miller,

Tel: (053) 58836

New Ross

John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum

A plant collection of international standing with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all regions of the world. Covers 252 hectares and includes Slieve Coillte.

Open all year, daily 10am - closing times alter according to month.

Adults 2, Child 1,

Contact Mr Christopher Kelly

Tel: (051) 388171

Peter & Irene Roche, Woodville,

Victorian Walled Garden.

Open April to Sept, By appointment Adults 2.

Tel: (051) 21268

Wexford Town

Heatherset, Rocklands,

Small garden with extensive choice of plants against a backdrop of Mediterranean Pines. Open by appointment only.

Contact Mrs Mary White.

Tel: (053) 23026

Johnstown Castle Gardens

Open all year, daily, 9am - 5pm

Adults 1.50, Children & Students 50p, Car 2.50,

Coach with over 30 people is 17.00.

See also under Exhibitions.

Tel: (053) 42888

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GOLF

Ask for our booklet, "The South East Sunshine Circuit," available from Tourist Offices. A number of driving ranges, par three courses complete the wide range of facilities for golfer's in Co Wexford.

Ballymoney          9  hole     (055) 21976
Courtown:           18 hole     (055) 25166
Enniscorthy         18 hole     (054) 33191
New Ross            18 hole     (051) 21433
Rosslare            27 hole     (053) 32203
St.Helen's Bay      18 hole     (053) 33669
Wexford             18 hole     (053) 42238

PAR 3
Ballymoney, Grove   18 hole     (055) 25139
Blackwater          18 hole     (053) 29199
Borrmount           18 hole     (054) 33252
Duncannon           9  hole     (051) 389242     
Garrylough, Screen  18 hole     (053) 37246
Gorey, The Bunker   18 hole     (055) 20313
Rathaspeck          18 hole     (053) 46155
Skarke              18 hole     (051) 21483 
Tara Glen, Gorey    18 hole     (055) 25413        
Vinegar Hill        9  hole     (054) 35127
Wellington Bridge   18 hole     (051) 561308
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GOLF DRIVING RANGES

Ballymoney      (055) 25519
Borrmount       (054) 33252
Garrylough      (053) 37246
Skarke          (051) 21483
The county also has numerous pitch and putt clubs

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GREYHOUND RACING

Enniscorthy

Mon and Thursday evenings at 8pm.

Tel: (054) 33172

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GENEALOGICAL CENTRE

Yola Farmstead, Tagoat (On Rosslare Road N25)

The County Genealogical Centre is a member of The Irish Family History Foundation and is approved under the aegis of the Irish Genealogical Project. It offers a research service for Wexford Town and County

Open all year Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm. July & Aug, Mon to Sat, 9am - 5pm.

Tel: ( 053) 31177

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GUIDING WALKING TOURS

Enniscorthy Departs from opposite the Castle. Available in English and French.

March 15th to Sept, daily 11am and 3.30pm.

Charge Adults 2, Children 1.

Conducted coach visits to Vinegar Hill are also available with prior arrangement.

Price 3 per person.

Contact Ms Maura Flannery

Tel: (054) 36800

New Ross

Departs from the Kennedy Centre, North Quay.

Summer, Mon to Fri, at 2pm and 4pm.

Charge Adults 1, Children 50p.

Tel: (051) 25028

Oulart Hill and the '98' Village.

Scene of a famous battle during the 1798 Rebellion. Panoramic views from the top of Oulart Hill, where a series of commemorative stones have been installed, one in respect of each battle site which can be seen from this elevated location.

Car Parking in the village near church.

Tours May to Sept, daily by appointment, Charge, 2 per person.

Contact, Kathleen Hyland

Tel: (053) 36498

Wexford Town

Leaving from Westgate Heritage Centre.

July & August, Mon to Sat at 11am & 2.30pm as required.

Charge adults 2.50, children 1.50.

Tel: (053) 46506

Also walking tours each evening leaving from The Talbot and Whites Hotel.

Charge: No set fee.

Contact Mr. Sam Coe

Tel: (053) 41081.

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HERITAGE TOWNS

Wexford Town has been specially designated by Bord Failte as a Heritage Town, in recognition of it's history with theme a "Viking Town" See also Westgate Heritage Centre under Exhibitions.

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HISTORIC AND NOTABLE BUILDINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

New Ross

Dunmain House17th Cent house. The guided tour visits both towers, the jail cell and restored kitchens.

Open May to Sept, Tues to Sun, 10.30am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 5.30pm

. Contact Ann Conway

Tel: (051) 562122.

Tacumshane

A Windmill first erected in 1846 and in daily use until 1936. It is one of the last intact windmills in Ireland.In private ownership. Admission charge.

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IRISH HIGH CROSSES

Ferns

At Saint Mary's Abbey are a number of High Crosses dating from the 8th & 9th Cent, together with the broken shaft of a 12th century cross which is said to mark the final resting place of Dermot McMurraugh.

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OPEN FARMS

Ballygarrett

Shrule Deer Farm

(On the coast road from Courtown to Kilmuckridge)

Red & Silka Deer, other animals. Guided tours available.

Open June to Aug, daily; May & Sept, weekends only

Tel: (055) 27277

Carrickbyrne

Woodlands Honey Farm

Vidio show on the life of bees, demonstrations, tasting of honey,

Open May to Aug, daily, 2pm - 6pm

Charge 2.50 per person

Tel: (051) 28287

Ferns

Tobergal Farm, Boolavogue,

Educational tours and children's groups.

Open daily during season 10am - 7pm .

Admission Adult 1.50, Children 1.

Contact Ms. Anas Heffernan

Tel: (054) 66286.

Gorey

Kia Ora Indoor Mini Farm

Wide range of native and foreign animals

Open June to Aug, daily, 10am to 6pm

Admission Adults 2, Children 1.

Phone (055) 21166

Young McDonald's Animal Park. Askamore

Varied selection of animals, river walk, play area, coffee shop.

Open Easter - 30th Sept, Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm

Admission Adults 2, Children 1, Family 7.

Contact Mr Paddy Byrne

Tel: (055) 26312

New Ross

Ballylane Farm

200 acre farm in rolling countryside. Enterprises include tillage, deer and pheasant, sheep and forestry. One hour tour. Beginner's orienteering course with specially prepared maps provided as part of the visit.

Open May - Sept, daily, 10am - 6pm. Open to schools & groups all year, by prior arrangement.

Admission, Adults 2.50, Children 1, Family 7 .

Contact: Mr Pat Hickey

Tel: (051) 25666.

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SIGNPOSTED CAR ROUTES

Distinctively signposted car touring routes range through coastal, scenic and always interesting countryside. Some routes have supporting guide books and other literature. Established routes include,

Bannow Drive

Coast Road Drive

Hook Peninsula Drive

Slaney Drive

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THEATRE

Many informal performances are mounted in various towns in the County during the season. Tourist Offices will provide current details. Towns with established theatre groups include, Gorey, New Ross and Wexford.

Gorey

Gorey Theatre Hall

Gorey Little Theatre Group

Tel: (055) 21248

Wexford Town

Wexford Festival Opera, Theatre Royal

Tel: (053) 22144

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TIDY TOWNS

At the start of this year's campaign the reigning champions in Wexford were

1st Blackwater

2nd The Harrow

3td Fethard on Sea

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TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES

Enniscorthy

Enniscorty Castle, Castle Hill

. Open Mid June to Aug, Mon to Sat, 10am - 6pm, Sun 2pm - 5pm

Tel: (054) 34699

Gorey

Main Street

Open All year, Mon to Fri, 9.30 to 5.30, Apl to Sept, 9am - 6pm

May to August, also open Suns 9am - 6pm

Tel: (055) 21248

New Ross

Kennedy Centre, North Quay

Open Mid June to Aug, Mon to Sat, 10am - 6pm

Tel: (051) 21857

Rosslare Harbour Terminal Building

Open Apl to Sept, To meet all Sailings (except 6.30am)

Oct to March, restricted opening, closed Mon.

Tel: (053) 33622 Fax: (053) 33421

Rosslare Kilrane

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