Culture Guide To Wexford
Culture Guide to Wexford
Wexford is one of our favourite destinations in Ireland. Famous for its Golden Blue Flag beaches which seem to stretch into infinity, it’s caravan parks, castles and warm welcomes.
Recently my American friends were planning their annual summer visit to Ireland and asked my advice on what cultural attractions to visit in Wexford Town. After hours thinking and helping them with their travel itinerary I decided my research was worth publishing. So this is the unofficial Culture Guide to Wexford. (P.S this is just from my own experience of visiting Wexford if you have tips for what should be included in the Culture Guide to Wexford feel free to drop me a line.)
1. First up on our Culture Guide To Wexford is the Wexford Arts Centre. Founded in ‘74 The Wexford Arts Centre is the oldest regional arts centre in the country and no trip to Wexford is complete without dropping in and saying hello. The centre is home to the leading visual arts exhibition space in the region which always has an awesome programme of visual arts. It also has a rather intimate theatre space that tends to host many of Ireland’s top touring theatre productions so if you are visiting Wexford it is well worth visiting the centre’s Website to see what’s on. The Centre is also home to the gorge D’Lush cafe so whether you want to catch a show Wexford Arts Centre is a must for any culture vultures.
2. Next up on our Culture Guide to Wexford is the Presentation Arts Centre. Known as the little sister to the Wexford Arts Centre is a multi-purpose culture and entertainment venue located on the site of the town's former convent (The original stained glass windows provide the iconic backdrop to the venue's stage area). The presentations arts centre plays host to some of the county’s top fringe cultural events from gigs and exhibitions to theatre shows and classes. If you are in Enniscorthy and looking for something to do check out their Facebook & Instagram page to keep up to date with what’s on.
3. No visit to Wexford would be complete without stopping off at the National Opera House which is home to the internationally renowned award-winning Wexford Opera Festival which celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2021. Situated in the middle of the town and open to the public, there are two performance venues that host various events throughout the year – the intimate Jerome Hynes theatre and the grander O’Reilly Auditorium. There is also a top-floor restaurant where diners can take in a panoramic view of Wexford.
4. Finally our last stop in our Cultural guide to Wexford is to the Irish National Heritage Park. Located on the outskirts of Wexford town, spread across 40 acres and the home of the most stunning views of River Slaney. Learn how we lived 9000 years ago and take a trip back in time to pre-historic Ireland, browse the makeshift camps and learn how we hunted our own food and cooked and shared with our families. Plenty of family activities to make your experience unforgettable. Why not make the most of your Culture trip to Wexford and camp overnight.