Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Voted one of Ireland’s favourite attractions, Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind.
Purpose built 800 years ago by Knight William Marshal, take a step back in time and enjoy a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a light keeper.
Take in the spectacular view from the balcony with miles of sea rolling out before you. Enjoy the visitor centre with gift shop, artworkshop, exhibits and café. Guided tours are on offer 7 days a week sharing with visitors one of the greatest experiences on Ireland’s Ancient East.
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens to enjoy a tour of the restored 19thcentury Castle and unique servants’ tunnel or the fascinating Irish Agricultural Museum. Take a stroll in the stunning gardens, lake walks & woodlands or have a picnic around the picturesque lakes. Watch the peacocks strut by displaying their finery at the castle lakeside with its Gothic towers, waterfall and statues.
At the Irish National Heritage Park, we bring Irish history to life with our character-led tours. Whether it’s group tours, primary and secondary school tours, adventure tours or a simple audio history tour, the Irish National Heritage Park offers an unforgettable journey back in time through 9000 years of Irish history. If you would rather explore the Park at your own pace, you can take self-guided tours, with audio guides available in English, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian, German and Polish.
Over 250 bird species have been recorded on the Wexford Wildfowl Nature Reserve, many of them Winter migrants
from Greenland and Arctic Canada or from Scandinavia and Arctic Russia. Greenland White-fronted Geese
are the most numerous and important goose species on the reserve and it is for them that it was established.
They breed on the western lowlands of Greenland during the summer and winter in Ireland and Scotland from October to March. The North Slob holds about 8,500 or 45% of the current world population of Greenland White-fronted Goose during these months.
A Cistercian abbey, founded c. 1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. It was partly converted into living quarters after 1541, and further adapted over the centuries. The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th century until 1960s
There is a wide array of woodland and beach walks for all to enjoy which start at the Raven Wood car park. The Raven sand dunes have been forming since the 1600s from sea sand which is being blown onshore where it continues to be trapped and bound in place by plants. The fields adjoining the forest to the west are the North Slob lands, home to important wild goose populations in winter. People are asked to stay well back from the fields so as not to disturb these birds. The trees are mainly Corsican pines with areas of other species. Tree planting has happened since the 1930s to prevent coastal erosion and protect the North Slob lands. Beyond the southern end of the wood are more open areas with grasses and flowers.