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Top Choice Cafe in Enniscorthy

Cotton Tree Cafe

A pleasantly informal cafe charmingly decorated with homely and historical artwork. The menu includes gourmet soups and sandwiches with ingredients such as roast Irish beef and hummus. There's also a choice of imagi…
Museum in Enniscorthy

National 1798 Rebellion Centre

This exhibition does a fine job of explaining the background to one of Ireland's pivotal historical events. It covers the French and American revolutions, which helped spark Wexford's abortive uprising against Briti…
Castle in Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy Castle

This stout, four-towered keep was originally built by the Normans; like much else in these parts, it was surrendered to Cromwell in 1649. During the 1798 Rising, rebels used this castle as a prison, and from 1901 to…
Historic Site in Enniscorthy

Vinegar Hill

Scene of one of the most important battles of Ireland's 1798 rebellion against British rule, this hill just outside Enniscorthy is topped with a memorial to the uprising, and dotted with explanatory signs about the …
Food & Drink in Enniscorthy

Strawberry Festival

Celebrating the favourite crop of Ireland's sunny southeast, this eclectic event celebrated its 50th year in 2017 and includes an agricultural show, a farmers market, cookery demonstrations, live music, children's e…
Irish in Enniscorthy


The interior of this converted riverside grain store, all dark wood panelling, brown leather seating and subdued lighting, is one of the most popular summertime haunts in town. Regular live gigs range from rock 'n' …
Portuguese in Enniscorthy

Galo Chargrill Restaurant

This small Portuguese restaurant has a big reputation. On balmy days the front opens up like the lid on a can of anchovies, and even on dull days the spicy chargrills – such as fillet of pork marinated in garlic and…
Pub in Enniscorthy

Antique Tavern

Slanted on the side of a steep street sloping up from the river, this creaky black-and-white pub dates from 1790 and falls somewhere between twee and rustic. It attracts a rousing crowd of locals, and has an upstair…
Cafe in Enniscorthy

Toffee & Thyme

This stylish cafe dishes up tasty light meals created from regional produce. Choose from sandwiches, salads, savoury soups and hot meals. If you're dropping in for a coffee, try the homemade scones.
Market in Enniscorthy

Farmers Market

Enniscorthy's farmers market sells local and organic goods and prepared foods. Look for Carrigbyrne cheese.