Wexford is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Wexford one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Wexford is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Wexford or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Wexford. Explore the historical monuments of Wexford with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Wexford guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Wexford page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Wexford landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Wexford.
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Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford, Ireland
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Take a glimpse into the life of an Irish farmer at this informative and entertaining museum and gardens. A great way to spend time with family and friends, there is a lot to do at this place. You can browse through the collection of well restored agricultural equipments and engines. Experience how a blacksmith, wheelwright and cooper used to functi...
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Dunganstown, New Ross, Ireland
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Kennedy homestead is the birthplace of the great grandfather of John.F.Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy. It displays exhibits celebrating the five generations of this iconic family and also provides an informative experience on the emigrant situation in one of the most tumultuous periods of Irish history. The Homestead is still farmed by his descendants. T...
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Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
If you really want a peek back into Ireland’s history, Enniscorthy Castle should be a must visit for you. Dating back to 1205, this castle was built by the Deprendergasts. The site for many a bloody battle, the castle held an important position in many rebellions, especially the one in 1798. The castle houses the Wexford County Museum, which ...
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Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Ferns Castle is an Anglo-Norman fortress that was built in 13th century by Earl Marshall William. It is situated in the town of Ferns which is also known for its 13th century St. Edan’s Cathedral. Not much of the castle remains today but it is worth exploring for its historic value. The original fortress was square shaped, fortified with four...
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Near Duffry Street post office, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A beautiful, serene and quaint church, the St. Aidan's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns. Located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, it was built in the year 1843 and was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin. The cathedral is dedicated to saint Maedoc of Ferns (also known as Aidan). Notable features include:
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Slade Harbour, east end of Hook Head, 6 miles SW of Fethard on-Sea, Wexford, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located in the sleepy and picturesque fishing village of Slade, County Wexford, the Slade Castle is remarkably well-preserved. It was built by the Laffan family sometime during the 15th century. If you love history, archaeological sites, historical ruins and castles in general, this place is a must visit. The Slade Castle is a designated National M...
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Campile, Co. Wexford, Ireland
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Founded in the year 1170, Dunbrody Abbey is one of the finest examples of a Cistercian Monastery in Ireland. The Abbey was founded by Herve de Montmorency after the Norman invasion of Ireland. The construction work of the abbey was completed in the year 1220. Attractions include:
An intriguing Maze
A Craft Shop and a Tea Room
A visitor c...
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Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Overlooking Enniscorthy in County Wexford, the Vinegar Hill has a patriotic history. The Battle of Vinegar Hill was fought on the 21st June during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Statistics state that over 10,000 crown forces launched an attack at Vinegar Hill on 20,000 rebels and camp followers. This was the largest rebel camp and the bloody and brut...
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Fethard, County Wexford, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Situated in the seaside resort of Fethard, the Fethard Castle is a ruined L-shaped fort. The stone castle was built in the 15th century presumably by the Bishop of Ferns. The ruins consist of a prominent four storey round tower along with the castle walls. The grounds are open to the public and can be entered without charge. However, entering the ruins is not permitted.