Things To Do

Things to do in Wexford, Waterford & Wicklow.

WEXFORD

LOCAL PUB: Toss Byrnes (walk the illuminated “Whiskey Trail”) 1 min.

COOLGREANY: Quaint white washed village with 2 pubs where you can have a drink and chat to the locals.

COURTOWN HARBOUR: A busy holiday resort with amusements, crazy golf, bowling, indoor swimming pool with slides, childrens assault course, boating, squash, tennis and golf (18 hole) 12 mins.

IRISH SEAL SANCTUARY: Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford now homes Seal Rescue Ireland which is a volunteer run organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea pups and wildlife around the coast of Ireland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our rescue centre is located in Courtown, Gorey, Co Wexford behind the Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre and is open to visitors from 10am-5pm. There is a small admission charge and all proceeds go directly to looking after the animals in care.

Gravity Extreme Adventure at Courtown Adventure Centre is a new and exciting High Ropes Adventure Centre in County Wexford. Our courses are guaranteed to exhilarate and test you to your limits of self confidence and skill. Whether you are on the dual zip wire, aerial trekking courses, climbing and abseiling or trying everything with our new Multi Ticket, you will be testing yourself to your limits while having the best day out ever! New: Gravity Junior, Ideal for 3,4 & 5 year olds +, now nobody is left out of the excitement. Tel: 053 94 24849.

MILES OF UNSPOILT BEACHES: Boasting the blue flag – our nearest Castletown has a lovely cliff walk 5 mins.

MANY FOREST WALKS: A host of wild flowers and birds 5 mins.

PONY TREKKING: Ballycanew 20 mins.

GOREY FARMING TOWN: Thriving market town, wide streets, great local shops, pubs and Christ Church with its renowned stained glass windows. 7 mins.

TARA HILL TRAIL: Ideal for picnicking, scenic views and on a fine day a view of Wales 10 mins.

ENNISCORTHY: 3 local potteries each one unique, greyhound racing, 1798 National Visitor Centre, Golf Parklands (18 hole), “Vinegar Hill”, A Norman castle houses county museum 25 mins.

BLACKWATER: One of Ireland’s prettiest villages. 25 mins.

WEXFORD NORTH SLOB BIRD SANCTUARY: 35 mins.

THE IRISH HERITAGE PARK: see 9,000 years of Irish heritage, burial mounds, homesteads etc. 35 mins.

JOHNSTOWN CASTLE: Gardens and museum, a lovely day out. 40 mins.

KILMORE QUAY: A quaint thatched fishing village, take a boat to the Saltees bird and wildlife sanctuary l hr.

NEWROSS: Visit ‘The Dunbrody’ renowned and authentic replica famine ship l hr.

JOHN F. KENNEDY ARBORETUM: with over 4,000 different types of trees and shrubs from around the world 75 mins.

WATERFORD

GLASS FACTORY: World famous for its hand cut crystal 90 mins.

WICKLOW

ARKLOW: 18 hole link golf, maritime museum, country market every Saturday, large sports leisure centre and large indoor swimming pool, beach, wild-life reserve and picturesque harbour. New modern shopping centre with Cineplex. 7 mins.

WOODENBRIDGE: Golf (18 hole parkland one of the best in Ireland) 10 mins.

AVOCA HANDWEAVERS: Oldest surviving working mill in Ireland today, dates back to 1723. See hand weaving in the traditional manner. 15 mins.

AVOCA VILLAGE: Home of T.V’s Ballykissangel – enjoy the atmosphere and have a drink in “Fitzgeralds Bar” 15 mins.

THE MEETINGS OF THE WATERS: Immortalised 200 years ago by famous poet Thomas Moore, enjoy a drink at the waters edge. 20 mins.

GREENANE: Fascinating maze, farm museum and farmstead with walks, quaint tea rooms: 30 mins.

AVONDALE HOUSE AND FOREST PARK: One time home of Charles Stewart Parnell, miles of wonderful woodland walks and open house museum. 25 mins.

GLENDALOUGH: Famed for its beautiful scenery, wonderful lakes, round tower, decorated stone crosses and churches dating back to the 8th century. 40 mins.

CLARA LARAGH FUN PARK: Adventure, timber, rope and water slides and boating lake. A children’s paradise. 35 mins.

MOUNT USHER GARDENS, ASHORD: 20 acres mature gardens dating back to 1860 craft and coffee shops 35 mins.

KILMACURRAGH ARBORETUM: Famous 19 century gardens and one time home of the Acton family 20 mins.

WICKLOW TOWN: Lovely town with a harbour and lots of shops and its now famous Historic Jail. 30 mins.

DEVILS GLEN: Forest walks and waterfalls, a wonderful experience. 45 mins.

POWERSCOURT HOUSE: Formal gardens, waterfall, Coffee and craft shops a day out in its self. 50 mins.

WICKLOW GAP: Drive through the old pilgrim’s path across the moors to Glendalough.