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Ireland Unlocks: 10 great things to do in Wexford this summer

In our new staycation series, Pól Ó Conghaile looks forward to savouring everything the sunny southeast has to offer

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Hook lighthouse

Hook lighthouse

Does any county blend nostalgia with here-and-now quite like Wexford?

Does any county blend nostalgia with here-and-now quite like Wexford?

Walking along the coast, complete with island views, is more popular than ever in Wexford

Walking along the coast, complete with island views, is more popular than ever in Wexford

Self-catering cottages at Wells and Garden

Self-catering cottages at Wells and Garden

Monart

Monart

Bite into a burger at The Strand, Cahore.

Bite into a burger at The Strand, Cahore.

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Sea-view pods at Morriscastle Strand

Sea-view pods at Morriscastle Strand

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Hook lighthouse

It’s strawberries and southeastern sun. It’s opera and hurling with heart; a storied lighthouse and sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. It’s rolling farmland, ghost stories on the Hook Peninsula, and wolfing down chips at Kilmore Quay.

Does any county blend nostalgia with the here-and-now quite like Wexford?

This is a country within a county. Generations recall summer holidays here, and continue to flock to its campsites, hotels and underrated beaches today. Curracloe was where Saving Private Ryan’s D-Day landing scenes were filmed.