Amazing sandy golden beaches await you in the ‘sunny southeast’ such as adjoining Bannow Island strand and close by Blackhall and within the wider south-Wexford region, Dollar Bay and Duncannon on the spectacular Hook Peninsula; plus 40 minutes away, Rosslare Strand, Carne and Curracloe. Be spoiled for choice for eating out possibilities within 7 to 25 minutes drive of our seaside farm. So much to do and see in South Wexford with your loved ones such as a visit to Ireland’s most haunted house Loftus Hall, Johnstown Castle, the ancient
Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, Dunbrody Famine Ship, watersports, adventure centres with picturesque Wexford town a mecca for the food lover or shopper – a sensational town that will satisfy any need. Or simply, just spend endless, cost-free days on the many glorious beaches reading a book or building sandcastles with loved ones! The choice is yours ! And the choices are endless !!


Local/South Wexford Beaches

Beaches …. bring picnic, picnics !
1 Farm beach down our back lane – safe for swimming to the right, non-stoney area.
2 Bannow Island beach (top of our avenue, go left, left again, keep to the right and at/under the barrier on your left
3 Blackhall beach (top of our avenue go left, right & see finger-post sign about 1 mile up the road on the right
4 The Bay (turn right at the top of our avenue and at the end) – safe for swimming for strong swimmers only directly in front of the slip way
5 Dollar Bay or Booley Bay beaches, Hook peninsula probably the nicest beaches in Ireland you’ll ever visit !

6 Likewise Baginbun beach, Hook peninsula on a stunning sunny day is Mediterranean-like with clear blue, tropical waters.
7 Woodtown beach, Waterford – beautiful
8 Rosslare Strand as sheltered a beach as you will find on a warm but even breezy day. Drive down to the Borough area to see lovely views
of Wexford town and The Raven, Curracloe (scene for filming of movie Saving Private Ryan)
9 Beach to the left of Kilmore Quay Pier very sheltered even on a very breezy day
10 Curracloe beach renowned and be sure to allow time to take a walk in The Raven Forest walking out to the Raven point as is an idyllic


Day 1: Read a book, build sandcastles, pick seashells, go rockpool fishing on our farm – Sandycove beach … just go back to basics &
leave commercialism behind ! Go for a swim on our beach or in Bannow Island. Sunbathe ! Pack your picnic basket & rug to take
down the fields. Fish for mackeral (September). When the tide is well out, walk on Bannow Island beach (to the right) … heavenly !
Explore the church ruins – read about Bannow’s buried/lost city, cure back ache by lying in a grave ( ! ), see the Prince of the Saltee’s tomb and view the church’s ancient holy water font (on the left as you enter the church ruins). Pick blackberries ! Walk through our fields (beware of our dangerous bulls), ask to help feed the calves or view the milking !!! Enjoy some Equine Therapy at Bannow Bay Equine Assisted Activities & Learning at the end of our road – phone +353 86 3765246

Day 2: Saltees Islands – needs to be a glorious, warm, very calm day – bring a big picnic. And toilet roll !!!! Chartered pleasure boats do day trips from Kilmore Quay.

Day 3: Tour Hook Lighthouse, book a tour of Loftus Hall – Ireland’s most haunted house, ‘drive’ on Duncannon beach (kids’
playground nearby is superb), visit Tintern Abbey (March/April/May full of snowdrops and bluebells)

Day 4: Enjoy amazing fish (goujons of monkfish tremendous ! ) and chips in Kilmore Quay, go walking on Kilmore Borough, take
the kids to the playground, Kilmore pier beach lovely for a swim. Drive on then to Tacumshane Windmill, Our Lady’s Island, Carne beach & Carnesore Point, Rosslare Strand & Borough, all entailing fabulous coastal scenery

Day 5: Wexford town is very good for shopping, take a walk on the glorious quay front, Curracloe beach its forest and the Raven
delightful, treat yourself to lunch in Greenacres or Stable Diet, Johnstown Castle super for a picnic and a pleasant walk

Day 6: Ballycross Apple farm great for kids, pick some apples, pumpkin season delightful in October and treat yourself to coffee and homemade waffles. Kids and adults alike enjoy the National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford town

Day 7: Take the car ferry from Arthurstown/Passage East to Tramore in the summer time, relax with a book on Woodtown beach, Tramore amusements and fairground great fun, lovely beach front

Day 8: Tintern Abbey, J.F. Kennedy Park and Arboretum combined with a tour of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross is a very
enjoyable day out


Wet days with smaller kids:

1 Playzone, Clonard, Wexford
2 Leisure Max, Drinagh, Wexford (bowling also possible)
3 Cinema, Drinagh, Wexford
4 Ballycross Apple Farm
5 Johnstown Castle & Agricultural Museum
6 Swimming pool, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare Strand or New Ross Community Swimming Pool has a super pool slide that kids just adore!

Wet days with older kids (get on the rain macs !!) :

1 Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross
2 National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig
3 Hook Peninsula & Lighthouse is a must-do – take a clifftop walk to the left of the Lighthouse as you’re facing the sea
4 Loftus Hall tour is very interesting, allegedly the most haunted house in Ireland attracting visitors from all over the world in the last couple of years (essential to book your tour on line) – be sure to take a ramble on the beach to the left of the house too, beautiful
5 Go bowling at Leisuremax, to the Arc or Drinagh cinemas
6 Johnstown Castle & Agricultural Museum
7 Tintern Abbey and Walled Gardens
8 John F Kennedy Park and Arboretum


Good walks in the area would be at any of the listed beaches particularly Bannow Island when the tide is well out, the Burrough Kilmore and indeed, our farmlands and the adjacent country roads