Wexford County

County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Southern Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella (Uí Ceinnsealaigh), whose capital was Ferns. The population of the county was 149,722 at the 2016 census.

Kickin’ it in the sunny southeast corner of Ireland, County Wexford is a hidden treasure trove of history, beauty, and friendly vibes. Around 150,000 folks call this place home, and they sure know how to show visitors a good time.

Wexford Town, the cool capital, mixes old-school charm with modern flair. Stroll along the colorful quayside, catch a show at the Wexford Opera House, or get lost in the medieval lanes and Selskar Abbey’s eerie ruins—it’s like stepping back in time.

Gorey is another hotspot, decked out with trendy shops, cozy cafes, and the scenic Courtown Harbour. The Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig is like a time machine, taking you through Ireland’s wild past, from cavemen to knights.

For a dose of coastal bliss, swing by Kilmore Quay. This fishing village is postcard-perfect, with stunning sea views, a buzzing marina, and seafood that’ll make your taste buds dance. Nature lovers should set sail to the Saltee Islands, a paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

And don’t even get us started on the beaches! Curracloe Beach is a sun-soaked haven, famous for its Hollywood debut in “Saving Private Ryan.” If you’re up for a bit of adventure, the Hook Peninsula is where it’s at. The Hook Lighthouse, one of the oldest still doing its thing, gives you killer views of the Irish Sea.

In a nutshell, County Wexford is your go-to spot for a laid-back Irish adventure. Whether you’re soaking up the medieval vibes in Wexford Town, chilling by the quays in Gorey, or catching waves at Curracloe Beach, this county has it all for an unforgettable Irish escapade.


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