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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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  • Bridgetown, Co. Wexford
    Bridgetown, Co. Wexford×

    Butterchurn Farm

    Bridgetown, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Approached by a private tree-lined driveway, this lovingly restored detached farmhouse simply oozes character and...

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

    Ballymagyr Castle Holiday Cottages - Cottage 2

    Killag, near Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    6
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    Ref: W32160
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set in the 2-acre grounds of listed Ballymagyr Castle, these terraced, holiday properties have been beautifully...

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  • Bannow, Co.Wexford
    Bannow, Co.Wexford×

    Solas

    Bannow, Co.Wexford

    6
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    Ref: W32061
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated down a quiet lane just 150 yards from the sea, this architecturally designed, detached, eco-friendly house is...

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

    Fardy’s Cottage

    Near Saltmills, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: W32290
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this pretty, detached cottage is surrounded by beautifully...

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  • Arthurstown, Co. Wexford
    Arthurstown, Co. Wexford×

    The Loft

    Arthurstown, Co. Wexford

    6
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    2
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    Ref: W32011
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    This beautifully restored former corn loft is set in the quaint fishing village of Arthurstown just a minute’s...

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  • Harristown, near Rosslare, Co. Wexford
    Harristown, near Rosslare, Co. Wexford×

    Hollybrook

    Harristown, near Rosslare, Co. Wexford

    7
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    Ref: W32287
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    In a secluded, private and peaceful setting and surrounded by large mature grounds, this detached single...

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  • Courtown, Co. Wexford
    Courtown, Co. Wexford×

    51 Glenbeg Point

    Courtown, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: YBJ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Within 500 yards of wonderful beaches, in the sunny south east, this spacious, beautifully decorated and...

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  • Murntown, Co. Wexford
    Murntown, Co. Wexford×

    Nirvana Lodge

    Murntown, Co. Wexford

    7
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    2
    Ref: W32047
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This spacious bungalow has far reaching view across rolling countryside down to Rosslare harbour and is an ideal...

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  • Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford
    Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford×

    Ballymac Village 3

    Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford

    7
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    Ref: W32051
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These detached holiday properties are 3 of just 8 in this development, each set in a third of an acre of mature...

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  • Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford
    Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford×

    The Hermitage

    Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford

    7
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    2
    2
    Ref: W32178
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Just a short stroll from Rosslare Strand’s glorious, award winning, sandy beach and delightful seaside village,...

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  • Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford
    Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford×

    Ballymac Village 1

    Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford

    7
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    Ref: W31249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Set in landscaped gardens.

    Cottage for 6/8.

    These detached holiday properties are 3 of just 8 in...

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

    Tra Gheal

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.

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    Ref: YBBR
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Standing detached on 2 acres, this magnificent detached house is in a peaceful country lane, close to an ancient...

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