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County Wexford

Blue flag beaches, old forts, hidden coves and Hollywood film locations comprise County Wexford in the sunny southeast of Ireland. And for a great selection of self catering accommodation in the region please see our cottages in County Wexford.

Popularly referred to as the sunny southeast of Ireland due to the above average number of sunshine days each year when compared with other parts of the country, County Wexford is also a region of great beauty. The relatively mild climate, picturesque views and overall sense of tranquillity make this coastal district in the province of Leinster an enchanting holiday destination.

The Blacklion and Wicklow Mountains lie on its borders and there are miles of pristine coastline and Blue Flag beaches to enjoy. It was on the stretch of coastline north of Wexford town where Stephen Spielberg filmed the beach landing in the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

The Edenvale River and Forest Walk takes you on a gentle stroll by the river, through woods and past a waterfall. The striking volcanic outcrop of Carrickbyrne Hill offers five kilometres of coniferous forest trail. Along the coast there are beaches and secluded coves aplenty, dotted with timeless seaside villages. Birdwatchers will love the Wexford Wildlife Reserve, the closest point for birds migrating from the UK and the continent.

At the tip of the Hook Peninsula is the Hook Head Lighthouse, a 13th century construction built by the Earl of Pembroke, which offers magnificent views of the landscape and sea. From the balcony here, seals, dolphins and even whales can be seen. It’s also a place of hidden coves and old forts.

For some historical and cultural insight visit the 13th century Ferns Castle and Medieval Village, once the stronghold of the powerful kings of Leinster. The Irish National Heritage Park is a living museum tracing some 9,000 years of history over 35 acres where you can easily imagine stepping back into the distant past.

Johnstown Castle is a 12th century architectural gem with wonderful woodlands and gardens to wander. Nearby is the Irish Agricultural Museum. Housed in former farm buildings, this imaginatively laid out museum features such as traditional crafts, Irish country furniture and the story of the Great Famine.

The town of Wexford itself, after which the county is named, is certainly worth a visit, especially as it is the location of Ireland''s first purpose built opera house. Many kinds of shows and performances can be enjoyed here, and the behind the scenes tour is well worth taking. The local racecourse features both National Hunt and flat racing.

take a look at our collection of holiday cottages in County Wexford. What could be more relaxing than a charming cottage amid this soothing, gentle green landscape?
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  • Wexford
    Wexford×
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    Ref: W32294
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    Situated in the heart of vibrant Wexford town, a short stroll from the Wexford Opera House, the exclusive Talbot...

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  • Ballycullane, Co. Wexford
    Ballycullane, Co. Wexford×

    Rock Lodge Cottage

    Ballycullane, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32309
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    In a quiet, secluded courtyard setting, approached via electric gates, this lovingly converted, detached...

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  • Duncannon, Co. Wexford
    Duncannon, Co. Wexford×

    Apartment One

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W31631
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    In the heart of the seaside village of Duncannon, this delightful home is ideal for a relaxing break and is just a...

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  • Adamstown, Co. Wexford.
    Adamstown, Co. Wexford.×
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    Ref: W31912
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Ballagh Court Cottages (refs W31912, W31913, W31914 and W32282) are tucked away in an idyllic rural spot, yet within...

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  • Kilmore, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore, Co. Wexford×

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W6707
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    15 Miles from Rosslare Harbour.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    This delightful holiday home is in a lane...

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  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32058
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted...

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  • Duncannon, Co. Wexford
    Duncannon, Co. Wexford×

    Strand Court

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: YTI
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site

    With fine views over a sandy Blue Flag beach, this magnificent first floor apartment has direct access (via steps) on...

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  • Wexford
    Wexford×
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    Ref: W32293
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Situated in the heart of vibrant Wexford town, a short stroll from the Wexford Opera House, the exclusive Talbot...

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  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×
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    Ref: W32005
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched...

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  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×

    Olinda Coastal Cottages - Gannet

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32121
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    These delightful whitewashed holiday cottages (refs W32121 and W32125) have a private flower-filled walkway with...

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  • Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford
    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford×

    Glen Gable House

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: YSI
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Approached via a tree-lined driveway, private to guests, Glen Gable House offers an elegant holiday base from which...

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  • Duncannon, Co. Wexford
    Duncannon, Co. Wexford×

    Strand Court

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

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    2
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    Ref: W31960
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    With stunning, uninterrupted views of Duncannon’s vast Blue Flag beach, this bright and airy seafront apartment...

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