County Wexford


Wexford County, in Southeast Ireland, is the country's caravan and camping capital. The county is covered in caravans along the long sandy beaches which benefit from the warmer and sunnier climate than the north and west of Ireland.

The longest continuous beach in Ireland runs for about 27 km and extends from Kilmuckridge which is a few miles south of Cahore Point down as far as Raven Point which is on the northern side of Wexford Harbour which is a shallow bay.

The county is characterised by a few rolling hills with Tara Hill (272m) to the north, while the west of the county bordering County Carlow lines the Blackstairs Mountains where the highest peak Mount Leinster reaches 793m (2,605ft). The south is generally flat, but once you round the south east corner of Ireland at Carnsore Point, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, there is a noticeable difference in the sea as it generally appears bluer and it is considerably deeper.

Also of notable interest are the Saltee Islands lying off the south coast and these are an important bird sanctuary. As the islands are privately owned, boating trips may only go around and navigate around them.


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Get around

There is an Irish Rail service a few times daily from Dublin to Gorey to Wexford Town to Rosslare

There is also a regular Bus Eireann service to all the main towns.


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