County Wexford

County Wexford (Contae Loch Garman) (pop.131,000) is a maritime county with lovely countryside, The eastern shores mainly comprise broad sandy beaches and seaside resorts (most rather tacky), giving way to marshes and wetlands nearer Wexford Harbour, while the county’s historic southern coast features lots of small creeks, coves and inlets alternating with stretches of sandy strands. There are several fishing villages with busy harbours. The most scenic areas are the Bannow district, the Hook Peninsula and the Blackstairs Mountains. (More…)

County Wexford – Special Pages and ByRoutes:

The pages on Wexford Harbour, Town & Environs include sections on Ferrycarrig, Barnstown, Forth Mountain, Murntown, Johnstown Castle & Gardens, Rathmacknee; and The Raven & the Slobs.

The Saltees & Keeraghs have a page of their own, as does the Tuskar Rock.

ByRoute 1 takes in Tara Hill, Castletown & Ballymoney, Saleen, Courtown Harbour, Riverchapel, Ardamine, Poulshone Beach, Roney Point, Ballygarrett; Cahore, Oldbawn / Newtown Beach, Kilmuckridge, Ballinoulart & Morriscastle, Blackwater, Curracloe & Castlebridge; (Wexford Harbour, Town & Environs), Rosslare, Kilrane & Tagoat; Carnsore Point, Lady’s Island & Tacumshane Lakes, Tomhaggard & Kilmore; Kilmore Quay, Ballyhealy, Ballyteigue, Duncormick, Carrick-on-Bannow, Cullenstown, Bannow Bay, Bannow Island, Wellington Bridge The Hook Peninsula, Clonmine, Tintern Abbey, Fethard -on-Sea, Baginbun Head, Kilcloggan, Slade Harbour; Hook Head, Templetown, Loftus Hall, Dollar Bay, Duncannon, Arthurstown & Ballyhack, where there is a ferry connection to Passage East (Co. Waterford);

ByRoute 2  includes:  Croghan Mountain, Coolgreany, Inch & Killinierin; Gorey; Clogh; Camolin & Ballycanew, The Harrow, Boolavogue & OulartBallymurn, Edermine, Bree // Killurin; Taghmon, Foulkesmill, Campile, Dunganstown; New Ross (& Rosbercon);

ByRoute 3 takes in Annagh Hill, Monaseed & Craanford, Ferns; Enniscorthy; Killane & Rathnure, Clonroche, Adamstown; Carrigbyrne, Courthoyle, Old Ross, Rathgarogue, Ballywilliam, Mountgarrett Castle;

ByRoute 4 describes Askamore / Kilrush, Clohamon, Bunclody, Kilmyshall, Templeshanbo, Kiltealy;

The best way to explore the county is to combine elements of all these pages. Scenic linking roads are highlighted where they occur.

See also County WexfordAccommodation & Amenities