Museum in Wexford Town

Irish National Heritage Park

Over 9000 years of Irish history are squeezed together at this open-air museum. After a short audiovisual presentation, choose a guided or audio self-guided tour, taking in re-creations of a Neolithic farmstead, sto…
Nature Reserve in Wexford Town

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

The North Slob (from the Irish slab, meaning 'mud or mire') is a large area of reclaimed land to the north of Wexford harbour, drained by ditches and protected by Dutch-style dikes. It's prime birdwatching territory…
Ruins in Wexford Town

Selskar Abbey

After Henry II murdered his former ally Thomas Becket, he did penance at Selskar Abbey, founded in 1190. Basilia, the sister of Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare (better known as Strongbow), is thought to have married o…
Historic Site in Wexford Town

Bull Ring

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. The Lone Pikeman statue commemorates the rebels of the 1798 Rising, wh…
Church in Wexford Town

St Iberius' Church

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 altar rails and 18th-century monuments in the gallery. Oscar …
Landmark in Wexford Town


The only survivor of the six original town gates is the 14th-century Westgate. It was originally a toll gate, and the recesses used by the toll collectors are still intact, as is the lock-up used to incarcerate 'run…
Monument in Wexford Town

Lone Pikeman Statue