Duration: 12 hours
08:00-10:00 Departure from Dublin, heading to the Irish National Heritage Park
The Irish National Heritage Park is a unique heritage experience in County Wexford, where visitors can explore historic and archaeological Ireland through the sights, sounds and activities of life in Ancient Ireland. Located just outside Wexford Town in the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East, the Park features reconstructions of historic sites and covers over 40 acres of natural woodland and trails in a spectacular location at the mouth of the River Slaney in picturesque Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford.
The Irish National Heritage Park story begins in 1987 when the Park was opened in Ferrycarrig, with the vision of being an open-air museum telling the story of 9000 years of Irish history.
We will spend 2 hours here and then head to Wexford City to have lunch.
12:15 Arriving in Wexford City for Lunch and free time for tourism
Wexford, the cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East. Wexford town, is known for its medieval lanes and modern National Opera House. The 13th-century tollgate – the West Gate Heritage Tower – is beside the 12th-century Selskar Abbey
Positioned in the South-East corner of Ireland – ‘the Sunny South-East’ – County Wexford, is home to over 150,000 people. The county is made up of the four districts of New Ross, Gorey, Wexford Town and Enniscorthy.
14:00 We will leave Wexford towards the Hook Lighthouse
15:00-16:00 Arrival to Hook Lighthouse
The Hook Lighthouse is situated on Hook Head, in County Wexford. It is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the world, after the third one in Genoa (Italy), the second one is the Tower of Hercules, in Corunna (Spain) and the first one is Pharos in Alexandria (Egypt).
Tower of Hercules in Spain.
17:00 Arrival in Enniscorthy
Enniscorthy, is the second-largest town in County Wexford. It has a warren of steep streets descending from Augustus Pugin’s cathedral to a Norman castle and the River Slaney. The town is inextricably linked to some of the fiercest battles of the 1798 Rising, when the rebels seized the town and set up a camp at Vinegar Hill.
Enniscorthy is also well known as the home of Brooklyn, the book and later acclaimed movie. It is possible to visit the actual streets and places you read about in the book and that enthralled you back when you watched the movie. John St, Court St, The Folly, Mrs Kelly’s shop, and The Athenaeum. St Aidan’s Cathedral was also used as was the church in Tagmon Village which is about a half an hours drive away.