Local Attractions

Glenhill Bed and Breakfast Wexford

Local Attractions

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Ferrycarrig Castle

Ferrycarrig Castle is one of the earliest Norman castles to be built in the country and the first Norman stronghold in Ireland. The castle, erected by Robert FitzStephen in 1169 and excavations so far, indicate extensive occupation during the 13th century.

 

Glenhill Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Rosslare Harbour Wexford Local Attractions

Ferrycarrig Castle

National Irish Heritage Park

A journey through 9000 years of Irish National Heritage. The National Irish Heritage Park is a special place, where Ireland’s heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world. A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises await around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail.

Irish National Heritage Park

Johnstown Castle

The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at Johnstown Castle.

Johnstown Castle

The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented and machicolated castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar, built for the Grogan-Morgan family between 1810 and 1855 and incorporating part of a more ancient castle.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody was a 19th Century three masted sailing ship that brought many emigrants from Ireland to North America during and after the Great Famine. The Visitor Experience at Dunbrody Famine Ship provides a unique insight into a period of history which shaped modern day Ireland and America.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay Port has recently undergone major development and is now one of Ireland’s premier fishing and leisure harbours.

It is the ideal port of refuge for pleasure craft of all types and is becoming a fashionable and regular destination for all cruising enthusiasts.

Kennedy Homestead

The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants.The Kennedy Homestead is a unique Cultural Museum and Visitor Centre, celebrating this family history like no other.


Hookhead

Glenhill B&B is located close to the unspoilt scenic historic peninsula of Hookhead. Rich in culture and tradition. Ideal location for unwinding leisure breaks and family holidays or specialist activities. A warm friendly welcome awaits all visitors to Hookhead!

Hookhead Lighthouse

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey, sited on a gentle south-facing slope overlooking Tintern stream, is sometimes called Tintern de Voto ‘Tintern of the vow.’ Once established, the abbey was colonised by monks from the Cistercian abbey at Tintern in Monmouthshire, Wales, of which Marshal was also patron.

Tintern Abbey

Following its foundation, Tintern acquired large tracts of land in Co. Wexford and at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, appears to have been the third richest Cistercian abbey in Ireland (after St. Mary’s in Dublin and Mellifont).

Wexford Town Quay Front

Wexford Town where the River Slaney flows gently into the sea, is only twelve miles from the International Europort at Rosslare Harbour and a two hour drive from Dublin, Wexford is an energetic, cosmopolitan mix of old and new cultures. Its narrow winding streets and old Town Walls stem from early Celtic and Nordic heritage. From the famous backdrop of the spires of the Twin Churches to our award-winning Quayfront, Wexford Town has much to offer. The seaside resorts of Curracloe, Kilmore, Rosslare and Carne are all within close proximity.

Wexford Opera House

Wexford Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house. The stunning landmark building is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Harbour town of Wexford and offers two diverse performance spaces, The John and Aileen O’Reilly Theatre and the Jerome Hynes Theatre.

Wexford Opera House

St. Helen’s Bay Golf Resort

St Helen’s Bay Golf Resort, since opening in 1993, has developed into one of Ireland’s foremost golf resorts. With an 18 hole championship course, a mix of parkland and links, panoramic views of the bay and Tuskar Rock, guests are guaranteed an enjoyable golfing experience. What better way to relax after a days golfing than in the comfort of Glenhill Bed and Breakfast.

The best cross country driving experience ever on the coolest track of all. All weather, cross-country ‘ATV’ driving. Fun for all ages. All tours supervised. Advisable to book in advance. The pace will be set according to your level of skill and experience. Your session can be a gentle trek or an exciting adventure depending on your ability.
Paul Maloney Pottery
  
Paul graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 1979 and since then has worked in the craft pottery industry. As a mastercraftsman, he brings earth, hand and fire together to create a fresh and stylish range of hand thrown and hand painted pottery. Paul and his staff welcome all visitors to the pottery and the shop to view the complete range of tableware, kitchen accessories and one-off pieces.