Enniscorthy based therefore centrally located in the the county,  Heritage Tours Wexford will enable your group to experience all that Wexford has to offer. Whether you are on a day trip by public bus or train or staying in a hotel in the county for a few days you can choose from one of my 6 tours on offer:

ENNISCORTHY TOWN TOUR

Hop on, sit back and take a trip through historic Enniscorthy.  Founded in the year 510 by St Senan the town is one the longest continuously-occupied sites in Ireland.  As the locals will tell you that you are always at the top of a hill, the bottom of  a hill, or going up and down a hill.  So what better way to explore this wonderful town then from the comfort of your own mini bus.

Hear stories about battles and rebellions. See Enniscorthy Castle once home of the poet Spenser. Visit Vinegar Hill site of the largest battle ever fought on Irish Soil in 1798. Admire St Aidan’s Cathedral designed by A.W.Pugin considered one of the best examples in Ireland of Gothic Revival Style. Learn about the events that took place during the 1916 Easter Rising in Enniscorthy one of the only towns outside Dublin to do so.

The town has connections to so much of Irish history that it makes for a fascinating two and half hours tour with only one stop. At this stop you will have an option to climb Vinegar Hill or remain with the bus.

Brooklyn!   You’ve read the book, seen the movie now visit the set! On the Enniscorthy Town Tour you will visit the actual streets and places mentioned in the book and used in the making of the movie. John St, Court St, Mrs Kelly’s shop and the Athenaeum. Hear the background to the movie being made in the town and a few more stories.

Enniscorthy town tour is an ideal way to visit and get to know this fascinating jewel in Ireland’s Ancient East.

 

Tour price and duration on application.

 

1798 REBELLION-IN FR MURPHY'S FOOTSTEPS TOUR

From the comfort of your minibus be transported back to that fateful summer when so many died in the name of Irish freedom. You will travel with Fr John Murphy
during those fateful 3 weeks when he made decisions on events not learned during his time
as a seminary. Starting in Enniscorthy we will
visit Ferns, The Harrow, Boolavogue, Oulart
Hill, Scarawalsh, Ballyorril Hill, Enniscorthy
and Vinegar Hill. We will tour The Fr Murphy
 Centre where Fr John lived for the fourteen years when he was was a curate in Boolavogue. The tour will captivate and enthral you as you journey through the Wexford country side.

Tour price and duration on application.

WEXFORD GARDEN TRAIL TOUR

Wexford garden trail reflect both the history and the diversity of the county and its landscape. Some of our gardens were originally laid out in the 18th and 19th century while others were begun just 10 years ago. The larger public gardens provide an ideal outing for your group. The smaller private gardens will give you not only an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon, they will also introduce you to the large range of plants which can grow in this temperate region of Co. Wexford.

Price and tour duration on application.

 

THE PUGIN TRAIL - AN EXPLORATION OF PUGIN'S 
CHURCHES ACROSS COUNTY WEXFORD.


A self-taught architect, with no formal 
qualifications A.W.N Pugin re-shaped 19th 
century Church architecture and became the 
most outstanding exponent of the Gothic Revival.
  Perhaps best remembered now as one of the 
designers of the Palace of Westminster - his most iconic contribution to that project is the clock tower known as Big Ben. Wexford is the proud home to nine Pugin churches of international note. Why not contact me to discuss a tour to visit these architectural gems.

Price and tour duration on application

 

 

DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP,  THE KENNEDY
 HOMESTEAD
 and HOOK LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

The Dunbrody was a 19th Century three-masted
sailing ship that brought many emigrants from
 Ireland to North America during and after the
Great Famine. An exact replica of this 176ft long
 19th century ship was constructed and completed 
in 2001.   Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, 'The Dunbrody' provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which the Irish people faced up to desperate situation. Afterwards we will visit The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy. It celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants. After lunch we will visit what Lonely Planet describes as one of the top 14 attractions in Ireland, Hook Lighthouse.  Perhaps the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the lighthouse is a 13th Century Norman structure, with a spectacular view from the balcony.

Tour price and duration on application.

 

FERNS CASTLE, VILLAGE and BALLYMORE HISTORIC FEATURES TOUR

Known as the ancient capital of Leinster and Gateway to Norman Wexford, Ferns history and heritage make it unique. Evidence of its associations with St. Aidan (598AD), and Diarmuid McMurrough who brought the Norman's to Ireland in 1169, is still to be seen.  Heritage Features abound in Ferns, ranging from the smallest Cathedral in Europe and Ferns Castle to a holy well.  Afterwards we will visit Ballymore Historic Features.  It is an award winning family museum.  It is located in a period farm yard and contains a wide range of objects from the family home illustrating many different aspects of earlier occupation and activity.    The old dairy contains a display of old dairy equipment and domestic items. An adjoining display of early farm equipment leads to the 1798 exhibition of material from that period. There were family members on both sides of the conflict and the house was occupied by rebels who had a camp for some weeks in the meadow surrounding the Castle site.

Tour price and duration on application.
 

All tours can be tailored to suit your group's needs and time schedule.

14 and 16 seater mini bus available

Call Cathy on 087 32-999-00 to discuss further.

Email: HeritageToursWexford@gmail.com

Check out my Facebook page for up to the minute information