Places to Visit
While on holidays at Kelly's Resort Hotel, an enjoyable part of your stay can be a visit to many interesting and beautiful places found in the surrounding areas of Wexford Town.
Wexford Opera House
Wexford Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house and home to the world-famous Wexford Festival Opera. The stunning landmark building is nestled into the heart of the beautiful harbour town of Wexford and offers two diverse performance spaces, the O’Reilly Theatre and the Jerome Hynes Theatre, as well as numerous meeting & hospitality facilities including a café and bars.
Johnstown Castle Garden
Situated eight miles from Rosslare, Johnstown Castle has fifty acres of garden around castellated mansion and three ornamental lakes. Also in Johnstown Castle the old farmyard is a natural museum of agriculture and rural life, featuring crafts, transport and farmhouse furniture.
National Heritage Park
The Irish National Heritage Park is an open-air museum with 14 separate sites, situated in a magnificent rural setting with winding paths, streams, ponds and plenty of wildlife. Along the paths are 14 sites which shows early man, the Celts, Vikings, Normans and how Irish society developed
Dunbrody Emigrant Ship
Board the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship and walk in the footsteps of a group of Irish famine emigrants on their journey of hope across the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world. Guided tours of the lighthouse, multi-lingual literature, café, craft shop & car parking available onsite.
National 1798 Visitor Centre
The award-winning centre tells the epic story of the 1798 rebellion. Discover the world of rebels and redcoats, experience a fascinating insight into the birth of modern democracy in Ireland. The weather-independent centre tells the story through film, sound, interactive computers and colourful storyboards culminating in a spectacular four-screen re-enactment of the battle of Vinegar Hill.
If you are keen on 'getting back to nature' by exploring an undeveloped island, which happens to be a famous sea-bird sanctuary, this is the place for you. It is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the only large sea bird colony in the south east of Ireland. Saltee Islands are located off the beautiful traditional Irish fishing village of Kilmore Quay. This is an un-spoilt village, not commercialised, with thatched cottages dotted throughout and breath-taking coastal walks.
Kilmore Quay Maritime Museum
The Kilmore Maritime Museum is situated in Kilmore Quay a fishing village 13 miles from Rosslare. The museum is housed on board the “Guillemot” – the last remaining complete lightship.
Wexford County Museum
The setting of the County Museum is that of the old Norman castle, built in the first quarter of the 13th Century. This is located in Enniscorthy 20 miles from Rosslare. The Museum illustrates in a magnificent way the storied past of the county in all its varied aspects, ecclesiastical, military, maritime, agricultural and industrial.
Kiltrea Bridge Pottery
Enniscorthy's fabulous potter tradition is alive and well at Kiltrea! Go see their breathtaking selection of handthrown plant pots and casual tableware including spectacular one-off pieces and keenly priced seasonal specials. Open 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. / 2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. - Monday to Saturday.
John F. Kennedy Arboretum
It includes 200 forest plots, a visitor centre, signposted walks and a picnic area. A pony & trap transport system and miniature railway operate during the season. The cafe and shop are open from May to September.
The original homestead and farmyard of J.F.Kennedy's great-grandfather and famous for President Kennedy's visit in July 1963. Audio visual display and unique Collection of JFK's memorabilia.