Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Monday, November 30, 2009

A look at Wexford

Wexford, some 45-60 minutes drive to the east of the Airport, offers cosy coastal villages, sunny seashores with numerous and well presented beaches which are tranquil and inviting such as Courtown, Curracloe, Duncannon and Rosslare.

The International Opera Festival which takes place in June each year is of worldwide importance. Visitors can explore the county's unique history, culture and heritage attractions through its open air museum of ramparts and castles, abbeys, manor houses and one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the Hook Lighthouse. Garden lovers will thoroughly enjoy the very famous John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum celebrating the connection with the US President.

The Dunbrody Famine Ship replica in nearby New Ross offers visitors a full size, ocean-going recreation of the timber-built ship and the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of a group of Irish famine emigrants beginning their journey of hope across the Atlantic Ocean.

Co Wexford is Famous for the range and extent of bird life, it also features bird watch reserves, the most significant being that of North Slob, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Visitors can also walk on fabulous beaches such a Curraghcloe and in the evenings enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the people of Wexford.

For more information on visiting in the southeast region go to discover Ireland

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