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Top Choice Gardens in Wexford Town

Johnstown Castle Gardens

Parading peacocks guard the splendid 19th-century Johnstown Castle, the former home of the once-mighty Fitzgerald and Esmonde families (the estate was gifted to the nation in 1945). The empty castle (not open to pub…
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

Greenacres

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…
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.…
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 …
Museum in Wexford Town

Irish Agricultural Museum

The outbuildings of Johnstown Castle house a fascinating collection of early Ferguson tractors, farm machinery, Irish country furniture and re-created farmhouse kitchens. The exhibition on the Great Famine is one of…