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IFTN LOCATIONS GUIDE - WEXFORD

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Wexford Town is 140 km from Dublin via tne N11, 180km from Cork, 214 km from Shannon and 19 km from Rosslare. The Dublin-Rosslare Harbour line serves County Wexford with stations at Gorey, Enniscorty, Wexford, Rosslare Strand and Rosslare Harbour. Bus Éireann also provide services to County Wexford from Dublin and Waterford. Rosslare Harbour, situated in the very south-east of Wexford, is Ireland's Europort and provides direct access to the U.K. and Continental Europe

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bounded by the Blackstairs mountain range on the west and the sea to the east, the county boasts 75 miles of sandy beaches. County Wexford is situated in the sunny south-east of Ireland. County Wexford is also well endowed with mountains, forests, hills, rivers. The population of Wexford is over 102,000 people. The land area is 908 sq. miles or 2350 sq. km.

IFTN LOCATIONS GUIDE
 Transport  Accommodation  Government Offices
 Key Locations  Tourist Offices  Gardai/Police
 Hospitals  Utilities  Filmography

 TRANSPORT

Bus
Bus Éireann provide services to County Wexford from Dublin and Waterford.
For further information on bus services telephone: 01 8366111.

Rail
The Dublin / Rosslare Harbour line serves County Wexford with stations at Gorey, Enniscorty, Wexford, Rosslare Strand and Rosslare Harbour.
For further information on rail services telephone:
01 8366222 ( Dublin) or 053 33114 (Wexford).

Sea
Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare. County Wexford is a convenient location for access to the Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare car ferry ports. Rosslare Harbour, situated in the very south-east of the county, is Ireland's Europort and provides direct access to the U.K. and Continental Europe through the ports of Fishguard and Pembroke Dock in the U.K. and through Cherbourg and Le Harve in France.
For more information, contact Rosslare Ferry Port: 053 33592.

Airports

County Waterford has its own Airport which operates flights to and from Britain. It has one scheduled flight on weekdays, with two on a Saturday. From July, for a period of about six weeks, the airport will facilitate a scheduled daily service between Waterford and Luton operated by Suckling Airways. Waterford Airport is not capable of handling commercial jets, although small private jets have been using the airport at a rate of about one per day. 051 875589

Car Rental Agencies

Auto Rentals

Wexford Town

053 23917

Budget Rent A Car

Terminal, Rosslare Harbour

053 33318

Taxi Companies

A 2 B Cabs

Newtown Road , Wexford

053 47899

Abbey Cabs

2 Mt. George, Georges St., Wexford.

053 41741

Bushers Hackney Service

Bull Ring, Wexford

053 23196

Paddy Donovan

Cab & Mini-Bus Service, Ballyrue, New Ross.

051 425100

Michael Doyle

Enniscorthy

054 35620

Patrick Doyle

Libgate, Kilmore Quay.

053 29624

Enniscorthy Cabs

The Duffry, Enniscorthy

054 36666

Jimmy Ferguson

Ballygillane, Rosslare Harbour.

053 33355

John Furlong

Poulrankin, Tagoat, Rosslare

053 32486

Jim's Cabs

2 Slaney St. , Wexford.

053 47108

John's Cab Service

2 Crescent Quay, Wexford

088 526882

Michael Mc Grath

52 Irish St. , Enniscorthy.

054 33975

Victor Meyler

25 Bishop's Park, Wexford.

053 47600

Dermot O'Hagan

Airdowns, Broadway, Wexford.

053 31511

PK Cabs

9 William St. , Wexford.

053 47999

Noel Ryan

1a Redmond Square, Wexford

053 24056

Taxi Services Eight Cabs

Campile Telephone Exchange

051 388888

Wexford Taxi

25 Parkview, Wexford.

053 46666

Aircraft Hire

Airlink Airways

Dublin

01 8402964

 ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

Bayview Hotel

Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

055 25307

Brandon House Hotel

New Ross, Co. Wexford.

051 421703

Cedar Lodge Hotel

Carrigbyrne, New Bawn, Co. Wexford.

051 428386

Ferrycarrig Hotel

Ferrycarrig Bridge, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford

053 20999

Kelly's Resort Hotel

Rosslare, Co. Wexford

053 32114

Marlfield House Hotel

Gorey, Co. Wexford

055 21124

Murphy Flood's Hotel

Main St. , Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

054 33413

Rosslare Great Southern Hotel

Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford.

053 33233

Talbot Hotel

Trinity St. , Wexford Town.

053 22566

Whites Hotel

George St. , Wexford Town.

053 22311

Flat Rental Agencies

Simon Kavanagh

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

054 35335

Office Rental Agencies

Warren Estates Ltd

82 Main St., Gorey , Co. Wexford.

055 21211

Allen & Kenny Ltd

The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

055 21331

 

GOVERNMENT OFFICES

County Council Offices

County Hall, Wexford

053 42211

County Wexford Arts Officer

Lorrainne Comer Wexford County Council, Count

053 42211 (ext 279)

County Wexford Film Commission

County Hall, Wexford.

053 42211

Office of Public Works

Government Buildings , Arklow

0402 32761

Wexford Corporation

 

053 42611

KEY LOCATIONS

 RURAL

Ferrycarrig National Heritage Park
Located just outside Wexford Town, this is an 'outdoor museum' with reproductions of sites and buildings from 7,000 BC to the 12th century Norman era.


Croghan Mountains
Situated in north County Wexford, on the border with Co. Wicklow


Yola Farmstead
Located on the main Ferryport Road, 3 kms from Rosslare Harbour, Yola Farmstead is a heritage centre which simulates farming life in the 12th century.


Blackstairs Mountains
The Blackstairs Mountains are shared with Carlow with the highest peak at Mount Leinster.

 COASTAL

Wexford Slobs
A wildfowl reserve, home to around 10,000 geese who spend their winter months in Ireland.

Hook Head Peninsula
Hook Head marks the extreme southern tip of the county. Dunbrody Abbey, Tintern Abbey and Hook Head are located in this area. Hook Lighthouse is a massive 100ft structure built in 1172 on Hook Head. Some lovely fishing villages such as Duncannon, Ballyhack, Fethard-on-Sea and Slade dot the coast.

Saltee Islands
Located off the southern coast, the Saltee's are one of Europe's biggest bird sanctuaries.

Beaches
There are great beaches along the complete coastline of County Wexford down to Carnsore Point including Courtown, Cahore Point, Curracloe, Rosslare, Ballyteigue Bay, Duncannon and around to Kilmore Quay.

Rivers
Slaney - flowing through Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Wexford. The Barrow and the Bann also flow through the county.

 HISTORICAL

Johnstown Castle
Situated just outside Wexford Town, Johnstown Castle now functions as a museum with 25,000 sq. feet of displays on agriculture, rural transport, country furniture etc.


Ballyhack Castle, Ballyhack
Ballyhack Castle, a large tower house, is situated on a steep slope overlooking Waterford estuary, and was built circa 1450.


Duncannon Fort , Duncannon
A star-shaped fort built in 1588 at a stragetically important promontory in Waterford Harbour, southwest County Wexford.


Tintern Abbey, Salthills, New Ross
A Cistercian Abbey founded circa 1200. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister.


Irish High Crosses and Field Monuments
Some of the more significant historical sites in County Wexford are at locations such as Arthurstown, Ballinaray, Lower Carrick, Fetherd-on-Sea, Camolin, and outside the town of Enniscorthy.

 INTERIORS

Johnstown Castle
Situated just outside Wexford Town, Johnstown Castle now functions as a museum with 25,000 sq. feet of displays on agriculture, rural transport, country furniture etc.

 URBAN

Wexford
A maritime town, built at the mouth of the River Slaney, Wexford has been designated a ' Heritage Town' by Bord Failte in recognition of its Viking origins. The town itself is a maze of narrow winding streets, and local attractions include the 300 year old St. Iberius Church on the Main Street, the 13th century Selskar Abbey, and the impressive Wexford Castle. Other sites of interest in the area include the Irish National Heritage Park, the North Slobs, Johnstown, Selskar Abbey and Westgate Tower. Nearby are the seaside resorts of Curracloe, Rosslare, and Kilmore Quay with the Saltee Islands lying offshore.


Enniscorthy
Enniscorthy is built on the River Slaney under historic Vinegar Hill. The tall majestic gothic-designed St. Aidans Cathedral is located at the centre of the town, and Enniscorthy Castle, an imposing Norman castle built in the 12th century overlooks the river.


Ferns
One of Wexford's oldest towns, the original monastic settlement of Ferns was plundered by the Vikings in 930. Only the portions of a later Abbey, dating from 1158, now survive in the modern-day town. Here there are also a number of High Crosses dating from the 8th and 9th century. The ruins of Saint Peter's Church, a 16th century foundation can be seen along the main Dublin road. The ruins of Ferns Castle, a Norman fortification dating from the early 13th century, has a number of interesting architectural features.


Gorey
Gorey is a market town located in the northern part of county Wexford. Gorey has some interesting buildings including Saint Michael's Church with its massive square tower, and Christ Church which has a number of highly ornate stained glass windows. Two miles south of Gorey, in the village of Ballygarret, is the site of a very early Christian settlement on which a 9th century Church ruin still stands.


New Ross
New Ross is built on the River Barrow, approximately 20 miles from Wexford town. Local attractions in New Ross include Dunbroady Abbey - a large Cistercian Abbey founded in 1210, with a hedge maze and ruins of a castle on the site. St. Mary's Church, also built around the same time, is the earliest pure Gothic building in Ireland and contains a fine selection of early mediaeval tombstones. The nearby John F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum has 600 acres of forest, gardens , woodlands and lake settings.


Kilmore Quay
A small fishing village noted for its many thatched cottages. The Saltee Islands are directly offshore.


Courtown
Courtown is a typical Irish seaside resort town. There are three miles of sandy beaches.

TOURIST OFFICES

Main St , Gorey.

055 21248

Kennedy Centre, New Ross

051 21857

Kilrane, Rosslare

053 33232

Enniscorthy Castle , Castle Hill, Enniscorthy

054 34699

Crescent Quay, Wexford Town

053 23111

Rosslare Ferry Terminal

053 23111

GARDAI/POLICE

Gorey

055 21222

Wexford

053 22333

Rosslare Pier

053 33204

Enniscorthy

054 33534

Ferns

054 66104

New Ross

051 421204

Kilmore Quay

053 29642

Bunclody

054 77102

Campile

051 388103

HOSPITALS

St. John's Hospital , Enniscorthy

054 33228

Wexford General Hospital , Wexford.

053 42233

UTILITIES

ESB - Electricity Supply Board

Wexford

Wexford

053 42500

Wexford

Enniscorthy

054 34544

Waste Disposal

Seamus Kelly

Ramstown, Gorey

055 20909

Matsel Ltd

Bunclody

054 76310

Matthew Wall & Sons Ltd

Bosheen, New Ross.

051 425398

Wexford Plant Hire

Carrigbawn, Pembrokestown

053 42295



FILMOGRAPHY - WEXFORD
 Film Name  Director  Year
-  A Love Divided  Sydney MaCartney  1998
-  Clare's First Day  David Rane  1997
-  Clean Break  Gillies MacKinnon  2015
-  Diarmaid & Strongbow  Brendan Culleton  2005
-  God's Early Work  Rory Bresnihan  2004
-  Harbour Nights  Shay Healy  
-  Ireland's Longest Bridge  Barrie Dowdall  1998
-  It's Handy When People Don't Die  Tommy McArdle  1980
-  Little Town, Big Circus  Mike Collins  1999
-  Ruby Backdrop  Barrie Dowdall  1994
-  Saving Private Ryan  Stephen Spielberg  1998
-  Sugar Stick  Laura Way  2009
-  The Book that Wrote Itself  Liam O'Mochain  1998
-  The Lodgers  Brian O'Malley  2016
-  The Sea  Stephen Brown  2013




 
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