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Top Choice Modern Irish in Wexford Town

Cistín Eile

Bring a hearty appetite when you visit this always-busy restaurant – as the motto on the wall says, Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras (hunger makes a great sauce). Expect the daily menu of locally sourced artisan prod…
Top Choice Bistro in Wexford Town


Eating, shopping, culture…this place has it covered! Irish cheeses and local produce are beautifully displayed in the food hall, the wine selection is the best south of Dublin, and the gourmet bistro gets star ratin…
Opera in Wexford Town

Wexford Opera House

Opened in 2008 Wexford's gleaming opera house packs more architectural punch inside than out. In addition to opera, it stages theatre productions and concerts. Hosts the opera festival in autumn.
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…
Cafe in Wexford Town

Stable Diet Cafe

This bright and busy cafe is famous for its home-baked breads, scones and cakes; the lunch menu consists of freshly made soups and sandwiches, while breakfast choices include French toast with bacon and maple syrup.…
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 …
Pub Food in Wexford Town

Simon Lambert & Sons

This atmospheric, low-ceilinged pub serves good food during the day, with breakfast offerings that run from scrambled eggs and toast to the full Irish fry-up, complete with excellent coffee. The lunch menu includes …