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where to stay in County Wexford?

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where to stay in County Wexford?

Ok, I know that's a broad question :) but we are trying to narrow down our choice of where to stay in County Wexford this summer (late July). We want to explore County Wexford and Waterford, prefer to stay in a smaller town or village in County Wexford. We are hoping to get a nice B&B within walking distance of some pubs, maybe a restaurant or two. Somewhere we can have a walk around before or after going off to explore other areas in the car. Ideally it would be near a beach (walking distance even better) but that's not essential, we could stay in a nice inland village and drive to the seaside. I've been looking on TA and we see lots of attractive areas but it's hard to tell whether you can walk from the B&Bs. Any advice on towns/villages would be appreciated, and even better some recommendations for B&Bs that are located within walking distances of the pub(s) etc. Thanks!

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1. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Not specifically addressing your question, but, it might help otherwise with ideas for your visit to Co Wexford:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186591-i88-k66561…

www.enjoyireland.com/wexford/main_towns/

http://www.visitwexford.ie

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2. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

To an extent anywhere in Wexford gives decent access to Wexford and Waterford, but something at the New Ross side of the county has its advantages.

Another alternative may be to stay somewhere near to Hook Head, which gives easy access to Waterford by ferry.

However, when you throw in near a beach and walking distance to pubs and restaurants, these areas start to look not so good.

One place that could fit all those criteria is Kilmore Quay. Just allow that you will be an hour from Waterford City by road or 45 mins if you use the ferry to cross the River Suir.

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4. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Dungarvan is in Co Waterford

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5. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Duncannon would be a good choice, you are near the ferry to Waterford (or can choose the longer way around through New Ross) There's a big long beach, some nice pubs (Roches serves bar food and at the weekends you can eat in the adjoining restaurant) and you are within reach of Dunbrody House for a blow out meal,budget wise.

http://sqiglrestaurant.com/

http://www.strandtavern.ie/

http://www.aldridgelodge.com/

http://www.dunbrodyhouse.com/

The old fort in Duncannon is well worth a look for a little local history too.

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6. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Thanks for all the useful advise and information. We'll have a look at Kilmore Quay and also Duncannon. The beach isn't essential, but a bonus. Staying around 5 days so we just didn't want to have to drive everywhere from our B&B. We've looked at lots of lovely B&Bs that are a bit out of the way. We were considering Dungarven, good location, but then decided to stay in county Wexford. Spoiled for choice for beautiful locations in Ireland!

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7. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

I do apologise, not quite sure what I was thinking! Off course it is. Have asked for it to removed due to incorrect informaton.

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8. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Duncannon would be closer to Co. Waterford, but Kilmore is lovely too.(And has "proper" thatched cottages, not the newer style "Old English tea shoppe" roofs.

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9. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

We just booked at a hotel in Duncannon, Fort Conan Hotel - it's got good reviews and I just spoke to the owner, she was great. Thanks again for your advice. Can't wait to get away from the snow here and over to Ireland... where it's always sunny, I hear :)

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10. Re: where to stay in County Wexford?

Hi Annmarie

I've nothing to offer to your thread, only to add a couple of links for you. Do you know there are strong connections between Wexford/Waterford and Newfoundland? Any Irish/Wexford blood yourself?

http://homepage.tinet.ie/~edrice/stellar/history.htm

dailyedge.ie/newfoundland-ireland-accents-wa…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlEeQ7Uu9dg

I watched this programme back in 1981, and decided then that Newfoundland was somewhere I would (eventually) visit. I'm only sorry it has taken so long to bring that wish to fruition, but the direct flights from St John's to Dublin (which I expect you may be travelling on too) have made it so much easier.. We're going in September and already thinking that we'll have to return again for a second visit! I have watched the programme again recently and enjoyed it as much this time around. I don't know if you will be able to access it from Canada

rte.ie/archives/…

I'm hoping you are half as excited coming to visit Ireland as I am going to your piece of the world! :-)

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