Five of the best things to do in Wexford this summer and beyond

Ask any of the locals and they’ll probably tell you that Wexford is a wonderful place to live…

In fact, whether you’re keen to embark on a walking adventure or you’d rather watch a boxing event, there are lots of things to see and do in the town in southeast Ireland.  

Despite popular belief, Wexford has plenty to offer for both locals and visitors. Alongside the history on offer and the welcoming people who call the town their home, Wexford has a number of entertaining venues to visit and sights to see. Many of these options are particularly popular this summer, although they’ll probably continue to attract people in the future, too. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Wexford this summer and beyond.  

Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship  

As we touched on, Wexford is a town full of history. This is perhaps best on show through popular attractions like the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a fascinating experience that enables you to gain an insight into what happened on the ‘Coffin Ships’ during the famine. A tourist attraction that people flock to from all over Ireland, there is plenty of intrigue around this stunning ship. A tour at the popular ship consists of performances, a themed exhibition, and storytelling from highly knowledgeable guides. It’s a great day out.  

Wells House and Gardens has something for everyone  

Whether you’re keen to find a venue for a girls’ day out or you’re with family of all ages, then Wells House and Gardens is capable of providing something for everyone. Located in Gorey, you can take a stroll through the enchanted woodland before visiting the animal farm. Additionally, a tour of the stunningly beautiful house is intriguing, while exploring the Arboretum is also recommended. A lovely location to explore for a few hours, Wells House and Gardens is a must.

Leisure Max is Wexford’s biggest entertainment centre

 If you’re at a loose end one afternoon, then Leisure Max is definitely one of the best places to go. If you’re into outside adventures, the centre’s zip line, abseiling, and climbing wall will probably appeal. If you’re also interested in gaming, perhaps by occasionally dabbling in PC titles like Hades, smartphone games like Candy Crush, or even casino releases with a Norse theme and dwarves present throughout like in Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves, then there are plenty of games of a similar type of get stuck into here. From 10 pin bowling to zorbing, there is so much to do at Leisure Max. The venue’s American-style diner is worth sampling, too.  

Visit the only seal rescue facility in the whole of Ireland  

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Called Seal Rescue Ireland, this amazing facility is the only seal rescue facility in the country. Visiting it for the day is a wonderful experience. You can learn about the facility’s amazing work, meet the seals, witness them being fed, and even make the most of some seal rehab experiences that will exhibit exactly how these pinnipeds are looked after. They really are doing some amazing things at Seal Rescue Ireland.  

Eat everything at Village at Wheelocks  

While it might be a bit of a challenge to eat everything on the menu like we’ve suggested, there are certainly some delicious treats to get through at Village at Wheelocks. Also a lovely spot for a walk, this Enniscorthy-based favourite serves up numerous sweet treats that deserve to be devoured. You can even pick fruit or take a tour of the farm while you’re there, too. It’s perfect.


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