Rosslare Strand

This glorious white-sand and pebbled beach stretches for 6.5km and has a Blue Flag rating. Protected by offshore sandbars, its shallow waters make it ideal for families; lifeguards patrol here from June to August. Its southern tip is 1.5km north of Rosslare Harbour.

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1. Our Lady's Island


Lady's Island Lake encloses Our Lady's Island, the site of an early Augustinian priory, which still has an annual pilgrimage in August/September. Pilgrims…

2. Tacumshane Windmill

4.75 MILES

Tacumshane Windmill is a rare survivor of the mills that once dotted this landscape, and is the only complete windmill in the Republic of Ireland. Built…

3. Irish Agricultural Museum

5.18 MILES

The outbuildings of Johnstown Castle, whose gardens are a must-see, house a fascinating collection of early Ferguson tractors, farm machinery, Irish…

4. Johnstown Castle Gardens

5.28 MILES

Parading peacocks guard the splendid 19th-century Johnstown Castle, the former home of the once-mighty Fitzgerald and Esmonde families (the estate was…

5. St Iberius' Church

5.59 MILES

St Iberius' Church was built in 1660. The Renaissance-style frontage is worth a look, but the real treat is the Georgian interior with its finely crafted…

6. Creative Hub

5.63 MILES

An abandoned 20th-century shopping mall was transformed in 2018 into this innovative arts centre. Its former shops are now home to more than 25 artists,…

7. Bull Ring

5.63 MILES

The Bull Ring is a small, open square in the city centre that gets its name from having been used as a venue for bull baiting in medieval times. These…

8. Lone Pikeman Statue

5.63 MILES

Participants in the 1798 Rising used the Bull Ring as an open-air armaments factory; they're commemorated here by the Lone Pikeman statue.