By Dan Walsh
Wexford’s champion of tourism promotion across County Wexford is VisitWexford who has launched a fresh campaign to encourage holidaymakers to make ‘the Sunny South East’ the ideal place to celebrate the Irish summer this year.
The newly elected Chairman of Wexford County Council, Cllr Ger Carthy attended his first official engagement at the launch on Curracloe Beach where Tony Larkin, Director of Services for Economic Development of Wexford County Council and member of the National Tourism Recovery Sub Group said; Wexford County Council can support the tourism industry to drive the economic recovery with this extremely important, well timed and creative VisitWexford marketing campaign.”
Colm Neville, Chairman of VisitWexford said Wexford is ready to welcome visitors from across Ireland for their staycation holiday to the Sunny South East. “We are so lucky to have such an extensive list of outdoor attractions that are spread right across County Wexford. With cycling and walking trails, stunning beaches as well as our iconic heritage and garden sites.”
Wexford is Ireland’s sunniest destination and includes over 250km of amazing coastline which harbours some of the most spectacular beaches, adventure trails, lush gardens, heritage sites, great hospitality, and of course, excellent food.
From Castletown just north of Gorey right down to Ballyhack outside of Arthurstown, Wexford has an alluring coastline full of sandy beaches, walking and cycling trails, boat trips and kayaking adventures, and scenic picnic spots.
Everyone might know about Wexford’s iconic attractions like Hook Lighthouse, Ireland’s National Heritage Park at Ferrycarrig, just outside Wexford), the Dunbrody Ship on the quayside at New Ross, Wells House in the Ballyedmond area of Gorey, and famed Vinegar Hill overlooking the River Slaney at Enniscorthy.
But Wexford is dotted with some unfamiliar attractions like The Irish Experience Kayaking at Fethard-On-Sea, Kia Ora Farm on the outskirts of Gorey, the Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle, Oulart Hill of 1798 fame, the Lavender Farm at Inch, Gorey, and Wheelock’s Village Fruit Farm near Enniscorthy.
VisitWexford would like to remind all holiday makers to follow the national safety guidelines set by the HSE and that many attractions and hospitality spots will have pre-booking facilities in operation to manage visiting numbers. Please avoid crowded areas and respect the local community who all want you to have a safe and happy holiday in Wexford.
See visitwexford.ie for further details.