Dining & Culture
A trip to Wexford wouldn't be complete without experiencing the culture and heritage for which the county is famed.
Grangecourt is the ideal base for day trips to some of Wexford's most famous heritage sites and it's also close to some of the finnest restaurants and pubs in the county.
The near by fort at Duncannon is a famous star shaped fortress that makes for an enjoyable day out. The Fortress was built in 1586 to repel the Spannish Armada. The fort is now a fully refurbished visitor centre featuring millitary re-enactments, a historic maritime museum and a fantastic tour. There is also a fine cafe and crafts shop.
Johnstown Castle Gardens are another must see attraction. In addition to the 50 acres of beautiful gardens, there is an Irish Agricultural museum featuring some displays on rural transport, farming, original Irish furniture and large scale replicas of many kinds of workshops. The famous Famine Exhibition offers a very interesting and extensive insight into life in Ireland around the time of the great famine. The hook Lighthouse is also a 'must see' attraction. The lighthouse is 10 minutes drive from Fethard out near Slade Head. It has received numerous tourist awards and has a lovely cafe and visitors centre. They also hold art classes for children during the Summer months and also have many other tourist events. Tintern Abbey and its recently opened gardens are also an interesting place to visit and offer guided tours. The town of New Ross with the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Ross Tapestry are 20 minutes drive from Fethard.
Close to Grangecourt are some of Wexford's most famous restaurants. These include the spectacular Galley, a river cruising restaurant which will make for a most memorable meal. Other restaurants include the Dunbrody Country House Hotel and the Cellar Restaurant. Full information on all these restauants is available to guests at Grangecourt.
Wexford is famed for the the fun and welcoming atmosphere to be found in its pubs. Many of the pubs close to Grangecourt serve excellent food up till 9pm and most have music and entertainment for all the family in the evenings. Be sure to ask about some of the best pubs when booking, we'll be delighted to advise you.
There are also many cultural events throughout the summer months. These local fairs are always lively and are well worth a visit. They include:
Shore Angling Competition - June
Autumn Angling Festival - August
Boat Competition - June and July
Bingo - Weekly
Art's Crafts Workshops - June, July August
Duncannon Sand Festival - August
Phil Murphy Music Weekend - July
For more information on the many events in Wexford visit :