Things to Do
Food & Entertainment
As you might expect seafood is readily available in the area. Some exceptional dishes can be had at local pubs and restaurants. In the nearby village of Bridgetown you will find a supermarket, craft butchers, a fish shop, two pubs including Bridie’s, an old-style traditional pub in the heart of Bridgetown, and a takeaway.
Mary Barry’s Seafood Bar & Restaurant is famous for its seafood menu serving catch locally caught in Kilmore Quay. This award-winning pub has an extensive menu to cater to all tastes. it is renowned throughout Wexford as one of the best pubs to eat at.
In Kilmore Quay there are numerous places to eat and drink: Kehoe’s Pub & Parlour, The Silver Fox Restaurant (also takeaway), Saltee Takeaway (infamous for its fish & chips!) & restaurant, Brady’s Deli counter, The Beach Cafe and the Centre Cafe in the Stella Maris Centre.
Ballycross Apple Farm
An absolute must, if only to have a delicious waffle in the coffee shop. This working apple farm has a number of things to do whether it’s visiting the animals, a horse/cart ride or exploring one of the waymarked trails through the farm. Other open farms in Wexford are Kia Ora Mini Farm near Courtown/Gorey and Blackwater Open Farm.
One of the best kept secrets of this part of Wexford is the miles and miles of golden sandy beaches. Ballyhealy and Seaview are closest to us. Seaview can be tidal – covered completely at high tide and inaccessible. The Little Beach in Kilmore Quay is great for children. Ballyteige Burrow is a network of dunes stretching 8km towards Cullenstown – great for a walk and a picnic.
Located on the southern edge of Wexford Harbour, Rosslare Strand has held an International Blue Flag award for many years. The beach is accessed by various walkways and from its main car park. The beach has a lifeguard on-duty during the bathing season. There are many shops, pubs and restaurants in the area and Rosslare Water sports Centre offering windsurfing, kayaking and sailing lessons.
Angling is one of the main activities in Kilmore Quay. Boat trips around the Saltee Islands or onto the islands are also available. There is a sailing school. Snorkelling and diving are also popular activities. More information can be found at VisitKilmoreQuay. A little further afield, there is a kite-surfing school in Duncannon and outdoor adventure centre in Sheilbaggan.
There is no shortage of choice for golfers visiting Wexford. The closest courses are st Helen’s, Rosslare and Wexford. Further afield is Garylough, Enniscorthy and Seafield to name but a few. there is a driving range in St Helens and a pitch ‘n putt at Killiane Castle. These places are on average 20 minutes drive from here.
Kia Ora Mini Farm
Located between Gorey and Courtown
Opening times: April to October daily November to December open at weekends. Please see Kia Ora Mini Farm website for opening times and current admission prices.
Once paid in you get access to all attractions at no extra charge. You can feed and hold the animals. Milk a cow, get lost in a maze, dig in the sandpits, drive on the go-kart tracks, play football on the football pitch and dig with the mini diggers suitable for adults and kids. Picnics are welcome. Accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.
A number of trails have been developed around the county for all ages and abilities. Explore what Wexford Walking Trails have to offer – you might be pleasantly surprised!
Families are catered for at many of Wexford’s attractions. As well as standard tours, various activities, particularly for children, are run throughout the year at many of the attractions. Check on the attraction’s website for all the latest activities.