Suddenly, it’s the June Bank Holiday weekend! Over the past few weeks, we’ve welcomed the return of sunshine and longer evenings. Here in Gorey and North Wexford, we can officially declare that summer is here, bringing with it plenty to see and do over the long weekend. From fun-filled family days out and fairy hunts to fire engine displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Blue Flag beach at Morriscastle is the perfect spot for a day of sun and sand, offering ample parking and amenities to create lifelong memories for both the young and young at heart.

There are also plenty of food options, from artisan coffees and hearty breakfasts to delicious lunches and evening meals to look forward to.

So, book your accommodation now and look forward to waking up in beautiful North Wexford!


Cover photo with thanks to Bella Napoli in Kilmuckridge Village


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Fairy Hunt at Wells House and Gardens

On Sunday, June 2nd, dive into a world of wonder with a visit to Wells House and Gardens as they host a Fairy Hunt through their enchanting Woodland walk! Meet real-life fairies along the way and make unforgettable memories with your little ones.

Entry to our Fairy Hunt is included in your regular gate entry fee, so why not make the most of your visit? Hop aboard the Wells Express for Fairytale Fun & Train Rides in the Arboretum!

Booking for both events is strongly recommended and available through their website




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Fun Filled Kia Ora

For a fun-filled family day out on the outskirts of Gorey town, Kia Ora Mini Farm is a must-visit! Experience a delightful mix of farm animals, including cows, sheep, and pigs, as well as more exotic furry friends like llamas, alpacas, and emus. Meet some of the farm’s amazing animal characters: Geoffrey the Macaw and Charlie the Donkey!

Enhance your visit with their maze, mini diggers, and the unforgettable Fire Engine ride!

Book online here 

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Meet North Wexford's Alpacas

Located just outside the village of Ballyedmonde, Alpaca Lodge provides a distinctive alpaca trekking experience in the beautiful Co. Wexford countryside. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through scenic surroundings with one of our lovable alpacas by your side.

Alpaca Lodge offer private, unique alpaca experiences. Please note that booking in advance is essential! To book please click here



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Crazy Golf in Pirate's Cove!

The Adventure Golf course at Pirates Cove Courtown guarantees fun for all ages, taking players through lush sub-tropical gardens around the lake. With tricky and challenging holes, it tests the golf skills of even the most experienced players!

Featuring 18 challenging holes, some up to 40 feet long, the course includes giant caves, a cascading waterfall, and a full-sized shipwreck of a treasure-laden galleon. Then there’s so many other activities from bowling to Bubble Rollers and Bumber Boats to choose from!


Visit the website for more details

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Relax in Wexford Lavender Farm

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and unwind with a visit to Wexford Lavender Farm. Enjoy woodland walks, a fantastic playground with giant snakes and ladders, beautiful blooms, and a delicious lunch at their onsite restaurant. There’s plenty to do and see for the whole family!

For more details visit their website  here



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Enjoy a visit to Seal Rescue Ireland

Don’t let the long weekend pass by without booking a 30 Minute Guided Tour of Seal Rescue Ireland –  The tour begins with a short introduction to Ireland’s iconic seal species; their fascinating life history, behaviours, and the threats they face in modern oceans. You will then learn all about the rescue and rehabilitation process and enjoy a guided tour of our facility with the chance to meet the adorable seal pups in care and learn their individual stories. 

To book click here 

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More fun in Morriscastle!

Morriscastle Beach has just been awarded its 2024 Blue Flag, cementing its status as a beloved destination for many. Located near the bustling village of Kilmuckridge, which offers plenty of food choices, it’s the perfect spot for a summer day out. Enjoy the start of your summer sunshine in beautiful North Wexford!

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Enjoy Adventures in Active Tribe

A visit to Active Tribe in Courtown is a must for adventurers of all ages! Unleash your inner explorer at Altitude@Active Tribe! Tackle high leaps, rope bridges, cargo nets, and spinning logs, overcoming every obstacle in your path. Challenge yourself at treetop height with two high rope aerial trekking courses featuring brand new and improved activities, all up to 20 meters in the air. Finally, zip back down to earth on the thrilling dual 150-meter zip wire! For more details visit here

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The Ashdown Park Hotel

Located minutes walk from the centre of Gorey and renowned for their Farm to Fork food, the Ashdown Park is the ideal getaway option for families who want to relax and reconnect over the long weekend!  Enjoy superb customer service, the gorgeous pool and great food as part of your stay!

To book click here




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Beachside Bliss in the Pods at Morriscastle

Fancy going to sleep with the relaxing sound of waves then waking up to the most stunning sunrise from your private balcony?  Then the Pods at Morriscastle are THE ideal choice for you this long weekend!  Over looking the Blue Flag Beach at Morriscastle – need we say more?

Book online here 

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Rediscover the Magic of Marlfield

For an unforgettable, luxurious getaway, a visit to Marlfield is a must. The interior exudes the charm of a much-loved home, adorned with fresh flowers, gleaming antiques, mirrors, blazing fires, and period paintings.

Whether you are seeking a relaxing country escape or an exceptional stay at one of Ireland’s premier luxury hotels, Marlfield offers an experience like no other.

To book click here