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Wexford Tours - Exploring the county's intriguing past and heritage

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Published on May 1, 2015

Wexford excursions - Explore Wexford's Heritage
Call 087 2745580 to book now. To read more see http://www.wexfordheritagetours.ie

Wexford Heritage Tour's main point is to advertise County Wexford's hidden treasures and heritage hotspots and to show visitors the many things to do in Wexford. Found in Gorey, Co. Wexford, Wexford Heritage Tours are a family run business. Our mission is to supply the most effective Wexford excursions experience to regional folk and also travellers from all parts of the globe.

Our fleet of buses are created for your comfort adding to your experience a pleasant and relaxing day out. Wexford Heritage Tours takes pride in the service and our bus tours are very carefully planned out in order to please people of all ages as well as impart a great understanding of the history of County Wexford.

The Hidden Gems Trail includes a guided bus tour with a local history chronicler. This breathtaking tour travels across North Wexford and shows off some of the beauty the area which is quite out of the ordinary. At Croghan our tourist guide remembers the renowned evictions and also tells their tale, while our tourists have the chance to appreciate the vistas Croghan Mountain has to offer.

The '98 bus tour with a local historian tour guide has a 1798 defiance theme ranging from the start. With stop offs at Gorey Hill, where you are presented to the infamous Yoeman Half-Hanging Hempenstall. Clogh, the hanging bridge where several rebels were carried out by British forces during the uprising. Boolavogue, at the Fr. Murphy Centre, a museum committed to the life of the rebel leader Fr. John Murphy. Oulart Hill, the site of one of the battles won by the rebels during June of 1798. Vinegar Hill, one more battle site, this being the place where both fights took place.

The excursion wraps up with a visit to Ferns Castle where our excursion quick guide will clarify the historic value of this castle.

Our departure point for the exploration of South Wexford's wealth of early Norman history and also the Nineteenth Century scarcity as well as emigrant tale is the ancient Viking city of Wexford.

Our initial stop is a mile up from the quaint village of Wellington Bridge which sits apart the Bannow River. We will base on the place on the beach of Bannow of Bay where in 1169 three Norman ships packed with soldiers and also horses made landfall for the initial time and also would transform entirely the fate of our Island.

Pushing on we will certainly view Clonmines the finest example of the deserted middle ages district in Ireland with the remains of Abbeys, churches, its proverbial seven castles and also a rattling great love story ahead to finish it off.

Tintern Abbey may laying only hundred lawns off the road however there is an unique atmosphere around these lovely Cistercian wrecks. After the dissolution of the monasteries our home entered the ownership of the Colcough family members, a name famously associated with the 1798 Rising. The OPW has actually carefully restored parts of the structure and you are certain to be amazed by their superb assisted excursion of the jobs.

Now we directly go to the much loved corner of Ireland, the untamed and also stunning Hook Head Peninsula. We will certainly stop off at Bagibun to view the unlikely spot where Raymond le Gros and also a simple eighty Knights landed in May of 1170.

We complete our trip of the peninsula with a stop in Templetown residence to the charming damaged fortified church built in 1340 on the view of an older Templar chapel. Constructed in 1588 and consistently broadened it has actually played a significant part in The Nine Years War, the Wars of the Confederacy, the Cromwellian war as well as right up to 1798 as well as the Napoleonic Wars. Today it provides an excellent excursion of the fort as well as a wonderful guided tour to get a sense of the reality of trench life throughout the Great War.

For centuries a ferryboat has actually plied its way across the tidewater of the 3 sisters from Ballyhack in Wexford to Passage East in Waterford and it is in the beautiful fishing Village of Ballyhack that our Migrant Tour actually starts. We will have our guide show the Tower residence built in the fourteen hundreds by the Knights Hospitiallers and also among one of the most influential of its type in the country. Our next stop is the perfectly recovered Georgian Rectory at Kilmokea Country House and Gardens.

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