Georgina & family would like to welcome you to their lovely home situated in the heart of Wexford. We are 3 mins from the bus/train station & only a minutes walk to the town centre. Our rooms are nicely decorated with tea/coffee facilities + Tv. I hope you will like our home and we look forward to seeing you.
Wexford is home to many Castles. These include the famous Johnstown Castle, which was structured in around 1600. Inside there are many beautiful rooms and outside are tastefully laid gardens, picturesque lakes and many delightful picnic areas and these provide a marvelous amenity enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Other well known Castle includes, Ballyhack Castle, Huntington Castle in Clonegal, Duncannon Fort, Enniscorthy Castle and Ferns Castle. All the above deserve time spent here with a viewing recommended for its historic stories.
There are a wide variety of restaurants, café and snack bars in Wexford. All in walking distance. You have your gourmet restaurants, ethnic restaurants, pizza parlors through to cafes serving tasty home produced pastries and pies. Not forgetting some of the Public houses in Wexford provide lovely bar food.
Abbey house is just a five-minute walk from Wexford Cineplex The cinema has three screens and hosts the latest movies daily.
During the year, several informal performances take place in and around Wexford. The Good Music Club, bring jazz, funk, blues and traditional to various venues throughout the year.
Wexford Festival Opera, is one of the main events of the Irish cultural and social year. Festival Dates run for over two weeks during October and November.
Wexford people are also fortunate to have an Arts Centre. This center provides us with a host of plays and concerts from well know artists to amateurs throughout the year. The centre is less than a minutes walk from Abbey house.
TRAINS / BUSES
As Wexford is such a holiday spot trains and buses leave daily for many of the major destinations, Dublin, Cork, Galway etc. etc. Timetables can be provided at Abbey house if you should need assistance.
The South East corner of Ireland enjoys the longest hours of sunshine in the Country, a factor that should not be ignored by people who wish to visit here. Wexford has four EC Blue Flag Beaches and has amenities provided in the resorts and seaside villages. Wexford has a series of scenic and historical drives, which capture the essence of the place.
HERITAGE / HISTORIC SITES
Irish National Heritage Park, less than four miles. This is definitely worth a visit. You can stroll through the Park with its homesteads, places of ritual and burial modes. The park traces the birth of popular democracy in Ireland together with events as they happened in Britain, North America and Australia.
Abbey House B & B has the distinctive added value of having part of the original stonewall which was used back in the time of the High Kings to stop enemies from attacking the Center of the Town. There were 5 walls in total; this is the only surviving wall. Just up the street is the Selskar Abbey Tower. It now contains a 52 seat visual theater, which makes a perfect setting to understand the historical development of Wexford. Upstairs in the Tower, there are many beautiful Norman rooms and outside is a fine battlement walk to the Abbey.
Wexford has many beautiful shops, which caters to all the ages. It has many big names when it comes to Designer Wear and casual dress. Wexford’s Main Street is pedestrianised for the comfort of shoppers and you can enjoy the whole experience.
ARTS / CRAFTS / SHOPS / STUDIOS
Various crafts can be found in and around Wexford, including Wexford Stained Glass, Badger Hill Pottery, Carleys Bridge Potters, Castle Hill Crafts, Kiltrae Bridge Pottery to name but a few. All are well worth a visit as they play a major role in the development of small enterprises in the County.
You are spoiled for choice with the amount of parks available in Wexford. In Wexford town there is Redmond Park, which has a fun theme for children. In New Ross there is NewtownmountKennedy Park, which is a vast area of woods and gardens for tourist to enjoy. The grounds are spectacular and well worth a visit. Curracloe Beach has a forest parallel to the beach, which is beautiful in the summer and especially for kids to play in.
There is a 27 hole Golf facility at Rosslare and 18 hole courses at Courtown, Enniscorthy, New Ross, St. Helen’s and Wexford Town. Par 3 courses can be found at Ballymoney, Blackwater, Courtown, Gorey and Rathaspeck. Driving Ranges can be found at Garrylough, Wexford and other sites. The Golf Clubs hold Open Weeks where visitors can join in on the fun, which leaves the golfer with a wide choice of options.
Abbey House Bed & Breakfast - Wexford - Co. Wexford