"C'mon Wexford!" County Wexford by Marpessa

County Wexford Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 324 photos

Ah well, Wexford got as far as the semi-finals in the All-Ireland Hurling last year... so maybe this year will be their year! (For more on hurling check out my 'sports tips'.)

Besides a liking for sport, Wexford is a very beautiful county (and apparently the only one in Ireland able to grow strawberries!). It is known as part of the sunny south east.

For a little more on Wexford, that is not included in the tips below, see my Ferns page!

Trivia: The saying 'By Hook or by Crook', comes from 2 lighthouses in the south of Ireland - Hook Lighthouse in Wexford and Crook Lighthouse in county Waterford. Sailors would say that they'd arrive in Ireland 'by Hook or by Crook'.

Loftus Hall
This is supposed to be the most haunted house in Ireland. It is just near Hook Lighthouse. It is currently vacant, and believe me, standing there and taking the picture, it did feel a bit eerie

Sign Posts
You'll find that most signs in Ireland are in both English and Irish (Gaelic).

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  • Pros:Great hospitality! Beautiful scenery!
  • Last visit to County Wexford: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 25, 2005
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2007 at 4:27 AM

    Must get to Ireland some day.... I see you are a cider drinker - you can't beat it!!

  • Henrik_rrb's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 5:35 PM

    Hm...? Still waiting to get my first drink/beer bought by an Irish... ;) Although you did say no guarantees... Great page, as usual! Wonder if I ever will be able to understand the rules in hurling though...?

  • thedouglas's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 12:02 AM

    We enjoyed some Rugby Union in ireland too - many years ago!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2006 at 2:08 PM

    Great Wexford page. Glad you liked the hurling, it's huge in Kilkenny, where I'm originally from.

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 11:34 AM

    Brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2005 at 9:49 AM

    I guess there will be no strawberries in January. :(

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 4:40 AM

    Great Wexford page, I am over there next week to visit my sister in Bannow

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 4:26 PM

    Thats a fat little lighthouse ... It's not going to get blown away is it ?

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2004 at 5:27 AM

    You are so lucky to beable to travel to so many places in Euro after ya studies!

  • orlikins's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2004 at 7:30 AM

    was down there last weekend, weather was ***e! :)

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