Johnstown Castle estate has been home to two prominent Wexford families. The first owners were the Esmondes; a Norman family who settled in the county in the 1170s. They constructed the tower houses at Johnstown and Rathlannon during the 15th or 16th century.
During the Cromwellian period of 1640s the estate was confiscated and changed hands several times before being acquired by John Grogan in 1692, whose descendents remained at Johnstown up until 1945. In this year Maurice Victor Lakin presented Johnstown Castle estate as a gift to the Nation. - See more at: http://www.irishagrimuseum.ie/johnstown-castle-gardens/#sthash.xQEFyyyu.dpuf
The National Heritage Park
The world you enter is an authentic recreation of Ireland’s heritage. Homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes and long forgotten remains will enlighten the casual visitor and interest the scholar. Unique in Europe, the Irish National Heritage Park occupies 35 acres and has 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions all located in their natural settings.
The Irish National Heritage Park outlines the history of Irish life as the story of 9000 years unfolds before you. It is history presented in a unique way in magical and varied settings, where you can explore the marvellous and chequered pattern of man’s life in ancient Ireland.
Rosslare Blue Flag Beaches
Welcome to Kilmore Quay, A beautiful traditional Irish fishing village located on the coast of County Wexford in the South East of Ireland. This is an un-spoilt village, not commercialized, with thatched cottages dotted throughout, with breath taking coastal walks, and the fabulous Saltee Islands off the coast which hosts one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Europe.
Kilmore Quay can deliver a host of activities to accommodate your visit from Crafts, Chartered Boats, Diving, Sailing, Shore Angling and an array Wildlife attractions.
Kelly's Resort Restaurant
Award-winning Beaches Restaurant is the main restaurant at Kelly's Resort Hotel, Wexford. The room is designed to retain a sense of traditional opulence with a fresh, almost gallery-esque approach – the home for some favourites from the hotel's famous art collection.
Crazy Crab Restaurant
Welcome to Crazy Crab Cafe and Bistro, located centrally on Kilmore Quay shore overlooking Irish Sea - the source of our ingredients. We serve famous and authentic Kilmore Quay Seafood dishes and only the freshest and the best gets to our kitchen.
Kellys Resort Bar
The cosy fireplace and the equisite zinc bar (imported from France) are the focal points of La Marine, making this the ideal place for your pre-dinner drink or to socialise with friends. It also is an ideal venue for a snack.
Rosslare Blue Flag Beaches
Rosslare Strand is located on the southern edge of Wexford Harbour and has received the International Blue Flag award for 2013.
The beach itself is comprised of sand and stone running the length of the southern peninsula which protrudes into Wexford Harbour.
A popular holiday destination and regular haunt for those who have missed or are waiting for the next ferry, most people fish this mark at night and in a decent surf. Species & Techniques: Surf and bottom fishing offers you Dabs, Flounder, Dogfish and some Bass.
Rated as number 37 in the top 100 courses in Ireland and rated as the top course in County Wexford. This sees Rosslare Golf Club rated the 3rd best golf course in the Sunny South East, in addition to being in the top 10 on the east coast. The course continuues to be rated as the best links golf course in the South East.