Places of Interest

Ballyhack Castle
Address: Ballyhack, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone Number: (051) 389 468
About: Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary. The castle, a large tower house, is thought to have been built c. 1450 by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, one of the two great military orders founded at the beginning of the 12th century at the time of the Crusades.
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Opening Hours 2018:12th May – 29th . August – 09.30 – 17.00 Saturday – Wednesday inclusive.Last admissions 45mins before closingAverage Length of Visit: 45 minutes

Duncannon Fort
Address: Duncannon, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone Number: (051) 389530
About: Duncannon Fort is an important sixteenth century coastal bastioned fort situated on a rocky promontory which contains earlier archaeological remains in the form of a fifteenth century castle with associated curtain wall and towers and, probably, an earlier prehistoric promontory fort. The fort is one of only three bastioned forts built in County Wexford and the only one which is accessible to the public.
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Open 7 days a week for guided tours. Tours can be booked in advance on the website or you can book on the day. If paying on the day please arrive 10 mins in advance of your preferred tour time.  The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Tour Times: 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm. Tickets: Adults – €6.00, Children – €1.50

Hook Lighthouse
Address: Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone Number: (051) 397055
About: Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Voted one of Ireland’s favourite attractions, Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind. Purpose built 800 years ago by the Knight William Marshal, take a step back in time and enjoy a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a light keeper. Take in the spectacular view from the balcony with miles of sea rolling out before you. Enjoy the visitor centre with gift shop, art workshop, exhibits and café. Guided tours are on offer 7 days a week sharing with visitors one of the greatest experiences on Ireland’s Ancient East.
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Hook Lighthouse is located at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland.

Loftus Hall
Address: Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Phone Number: 051 397728
About: Loftus Hall is a large mansion house situated on the Hook peninsula. It is Located on the right hand side as you drive towards Hook Lighthouse on the tip of the Hook Peninsula.The first castle was built on the site in 1170 by the Norman Knight Raymond Les Gros. He changed his surname to Redmond to adapt an Irish identity.The Redmond family built the Hall in 1350 during the time of the Black Death to replace the castle. It then became known as Redmond Hall.Redmond Hall became the property of the Loftus family in the 1650s as a result of the Cromwellian confiscations and this was confirmed after the Restoration of King Charles II of England by the Act of Settlement 1662. Redmond Hall then became Loftus Hall.
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By taking a tour of the hall, you will learn the history of the hall through the ages, how the Hall has passed through many hands through the years and you will be a part of re-enacting the famous card game with the dark stranger that was the origination of The Legend of Loftus hall!The Day tour is a family friendly, interactive tour led by one guide,It may not be suitable for children under school age as some rooms are dark.For more information on the Tour and The paranormal lockdowns please visit the booking page. For info on all other happenings at the hall, please visit the events page.

Heritage Tours Wexford
Address: Wexford Tourist Office, Quay Front, Wexford Town.
Phone Number: 0873299900
About: Getting around while visiting any country is always a challenge. Here on the Hook Peninsula Heritage Tours Wexford endeavour to make it less so. We can arrange airport pickups and design bespoke day tours to ensure you get to see all the sights Wexford which just happens to be an ideal base from which to visit the surrounding counties of Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow. For any number we can design a personalised tour tailored to your interests. An adventure in this less traveled and undiscovered area of Ireland.
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On a flying visit?  Then why not take the The Hook Highlights Bus Tour.  During the summer season this day tour visits some of the flagship attractions in Wexford and is the only bus tour of County Wexford bookable on a seat by seat basis.  Taking in The Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, as well as the iconic Hook Lighthouse. Also included is Tintern Abbey or Loftus Hall. It is ideal for independent travelers or those who just want to leave the car behind for the day.

The tour price of €50 includes entrance fees at all locations.  Leaving from Wexford Tourist Office during the summer months on the quay front in the town every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 9am, returning at 5pm.   Must be booked in advance online at heritagetourswexford.ie or call Cathy on 0873299900 for more details.