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Courtown, Co. Wexford

Courtown Harbour

Courtown , is a townland in North Wexford, 4 kilometres east of Gorey town. The townland was home to the seat of Lord Courtown during the 18th and 19th centuries, but Courtown House was demolished in 1962. The remains of his private church and cemetery can still be seen in the townland. Today it is home to Courtown Golf Club and Kiltennel Church. The townland is usually confused with Courtown Harbour, a nearby village which developed after Lord Courtown ordered the construction of a Harbour during the Famine years, 1839-1846. The economic boost of the new harbour led to a small village developing with fishing been the primary economy of the village. Courtown Harbour is situated on the Irish Sea coast and with the recent development during the "Celtic Tiger" years, has merged into the adjoining village of Riverchapel. It lies on the R742 regional road.

Both villages have many caravan parks and holiday homes. In recent years significant urbanisation has taken place, especially in the Riverchapel area, just south of Courtown Harbour. Large housing estates are now home to commuters working in Dublin. While the population of Courtown Harbour remains quite small, the Census combines the area of Courtown Harbour, Riverchapel and Ardamine into one. As of the 2006 Census the population of this area was 1421.

Courtown Harbour is home to 'The Dinky Take-Away', serving the "best chips in Ireland", as voted on Marty Whelan's morning show on the 2FM radio station.

The town features crazy golf, amusement rides, ten-pin bowling, a golf course, as well as a beach and forest park. Courtown Harbour is also home to a Class D RNLI inshore lifeboat.
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  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 379:
      • Ballycanew (St Endas NS) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Rosslare Europort - Ballycanew (St Endas NS)

Things to See and Do in Courtown

Pirate's Cove

Courtown, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Purpose built centre offering adventure golf, 10 pin bowling and many other family activities. Contact 055 25555

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Courtown

Sea Crest View Sea Crest View

13 Glen Richards Wood, Pollshone, Gorey, County Wexford, Courtown, Co. Wexford
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Sea Crest View offers accommodation in Courtown, 35 km from Wexford. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day.

Woodleigh Lodge Woodleigh Lodge

Red Row, Courtown, Gorey Woodleigh Lodge, Courtown, Co. Wexford
Located in Courtown, 38 km from Wexford, Woodleigh Lodge features free WiFi access and free private parking. Gorey is 5 km from Woodleigh Lodge, while Wicklow is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Waterford Airport, 76 km from Woodleigh Lodge.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Courtown

Glenbeg Point Holiday Homes Glenbeg Point Holiday Homes

Co Wexford, Courtown, Co. Wexford
Offering a garden, Glenbeg Point Holiday Homes is set in Courtown. Wexford is 36 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units have a TV and CD player. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.

Restaurants in Courtown

Bistro V

Courtown Harbour, Wexford, Courtown, Co. Wexford
Leisure Centre

Courtown Hotel & Leisure Centre Courtown Hotel & Leisure Centre

Courtown Harbour, Wexford, Courtown, Co. Wexford

Dish Cafe bar & Restaurant Dish Cafe bar & Restaurant

Riverchapel Main Street, Courtown, Co. Wexford
At Dish we provide a supremely high quality service using only the finest ingredients and a carefully chosen selection of wines from around the world. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a meal and a drink in a warm friendly at

Taravie Hotel Taravie Hotel

Courtown Harbour, Courtown, Co. Wexford

The Ark Coffee Shop The Ark Coffee Shop

The Ark, Courtown harbour, Courtown, Co. Wexford

Yau Yau's Chinese Restaurant

Ballinatray Lower, Courtown Harbour, Courtown, Co. Wexford

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