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Nearby Places to Visit – Kilmore Quay, Wexford Town

Nearby Places to Visit – Kilmore Quay, Wexford Town:

Wexford town is on the site of the prehistoric  Celtic settlement linked with the 9th century Viking settlement to form what is now Wexford. Part of the old city walls still remains.   Google it  to see the wide variety of interesting things to do and see. And of course there is the annual autumn international Wexford Festival renowned in song and story. The Opera Festival in October draws visitors from across the globe, especially from our neighbouring UK, most of the opera nights are booked out well in advance but the fringe events are well worth a visit and the tickets are reasonably priced and suitable for all ages – music, comedy and more.

Wexford is a small and mainly pedestrianised town with plenty of quaint shops and restaurants. It has many craft and fashion shops to suit the whole family, it also has a number of wonderful book shops. The National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig borders the town and is well worth a visit.

Johnstown Castle and Irish Agricultural Museum which has a cafe beside it, is on the way out to Kilmore Quay from Wexford and is a wonderful place for a walk and visit with beautiful scenery and views, the swans on the lake add a beautiful relaxing feel to the castle estate.