The drive to Wexford town is within 35 minutes of the Coachouse and makes an excellent day trip to visit the excellent beaches, fishing villages and sample some freshly caught seaford in some fine restaurants. A visit to the Heritage Park just outside Wexford gives a glimpse of Irish lifestyles in former times. A number of nature reserves along the coast enable the rich birdlife in the area to be observed.
East Wexford features some of the best beaches in Ireland. Perhaps the most notable example is at Curracloe. This strand features of 7 miles of unbroken sand backed by high dunes and is part of the 200Km Wexford coastal walk. At its Southerly end lies Raven Point, a nature reserve. The trees of Raven wood come down to the edge of the dunes making a beautiful backdrop to the beach.
Curracloe is excellent for shore angling and a significant variety of fish may be caught.
Golden sand & blue seas
The photo right shows some horses being exercised nearby Raven point. The beach was used as the set for the film "Saving Private Ryan" a few years ago.
Raven Point & wood
The 6 mile circular walk from Raven Wood car park will take you through woodland paths, past the rich flat Wexford slobs (an important over-wintering reserve for many arctic birds), round Raven point and back along the beach.
On the road back to Wexford town from Curracloe and Raven Point, a short detour will take you to the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, with hides to observe the birds and an interpretive centre with information about the birds that can be seen there.
Wexford town features some interesting architecture. The
town has had a tempestuous past from Viking, Norman and Cromwellian invasion and
was the centre for the 1798 uprising.
The town has some excellent pubs and resaurants, notably the La Riva restaurant (pre-booking essential) and the Sky and the Ground pub and restaurant.
Another fine beach can be found at Carne south of Wexford. Any trip to Carne should include a visit to Lady's Island, a tranquil and scenic lake lying just behind the seafront. Seafood in the Lobster Pot just outside Lady's Island is highly recommended
The fishing village of Kilmore Quay just west of Carne is a must. The Silver Fox is said to have the finest seafood in the County (booking essential).
Gallery of photographs of South East Ireland
More photographs of Tintern and Saltmills
More photographs of seabirds on the Saltee Islands
More photographs of wading birds on Bannow Bay
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Andy and Anne Jones look forward to welcoming you to the Coachouse for your vacation in Ireland.