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Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

The name of this town means ' island of the Corthaige' a people who lived there in the 4th and 5th century. It was first settled by a follower of St Patrick, St Seanan during the 5th century. At the top of Castle Hill stands the turreted fortress founded by the Normans in 1205. In the 16th century it was given to the poet Edmund Spenser in reward for the poem 'The Faerie Queen'. The castle is now a Historical and Folk museum.

On the east bank of the River Slaney is Vinegar Hill, the scene of the 1798 rebellion, where the rebels used a ruined windmill as a makeshift fort and held out for nearly a month. The top of the hill gives a spectacular view of the countryside, from the winding River Slaney to the blue-topped Blackstairs Mountains.

On this page you can see a map of Enniscorthy, see what's on in Enniscorthy, find out how to get to Enniscorthy, find things to see and do in Enniscorthy, visit local websites for Enniscorthy, find Hotels in Enniscorthy, find Guesthouses in Enniscorthy, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Enniscorthy, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Enniscorthy, browse restaurants in Enniscorthy.

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Rail to Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford is served by Enniscorthy.

Bus to Enniscorthy

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 132:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Rosslare Europort
      • Rosslare Europort - Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop)
    • 2:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
    • 375:
      • Enniscorthy (Templeshannon) - New Ross (The Quay)
      • New Ross (Supervalu The Quay) - Enniscorthy (Templeshannon)
    • 377:
      • Enniscorthy (Templeshannon) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Enniscorthy (Templeshannon)
    • X2:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn)
      • Wexford (O'Hanrahan Stn) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
  • Bus routes operated by Wexford Bus:
    • 740: 7:
      • Zone 14

Things to See and Do in Enniscorthy

National 1798 Visitor Centre

Parnell Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
The National 1798 Visitor Centre is family friendly, and tells the epic and heroic tale of the 1798 Rebellion and its aftermath using the latest multi-media and interactive computers. After a tour, relax in the bright, airy tea room or browse around the w

Hotels in Enniscorthy

Slaney Suites Slaney Suites

Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Featuring free WiFi and a fitness centre, Slaney Suites offers accommodation in Enniscorthy. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day.

The Riverside Park Hotel The Riverside Park Hotel

The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Y21 T2F4, Co. Wexford
The Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club in Enniscorthy town centre has luxurious rooms, a gym and pool. There are 2 restaurants and the bar offers live music and entertainment.

Treacy Treacy's Hotel & The Waterfront Leisure Centre

Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Located in the heart of Enniscorthy, Treacy's Hotel offers excellent restaurants and luxurious rooms, on lively Templeshannon. The town centre and train station are just a 2-minute walk away.

Guesthouses in Enniscorthy

Anam Cara Manor Anam Cara Manor

Carraigabruce, Cherry Orchard, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Set in Enniscorthy, 48 km from Kilkenny, Anam Cara Manor features free WiFi access and free private parking. Certain units include views of the river or garden. A flat-screen TV is offered. You will find a shared lounge at the property.

Lemongrove House Lemongrove House

Blackstoops, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Set within mature gardens, the family-run Lemongrove House offers free onsite parking and rooms with free WiFi. The town centre of Enniscorthy is just 20 minutes’ walk away. Each room includes a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Enniscorthy

Kilbora B&B Kilbora B&B

Kilbora Camolin, Camolin, Co. Wexford
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kilbora B&B offers pet-friendly accommodation in Camolin, 29 km from Wexford. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Enniscorthy

Wilton Castle Wilton Castle

Wilton Castle, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Offering a garden, Wilton Castle is set in Enniscorthy. Kilkenny is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area.

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