Things to do - Wexford

Nestled in the south-east of Ireland, Wexford not only has a fantastic coastline with plenty of attractions, but is also a county rich in history. Today, Wexford is home to one of Ireland's biggest cultural events: the Wexford Opera Festival - a fun-filled extravaganza held every October. Ireland's premier opera event, houses are consistently full throughout the festival, with theatres hosting a selection rarely performed operas. For the duration of the festival, the town hosts a colourful programme of street theatre, poetry readings and exhibitions.

Kilmore Quay is a small fishing village on the eastern side of Ballyteige Bay. Famed for its quaint thatched cottages and maritime connection, the village hosts a Seafood Festival in the second week of every July, with a selection of sea-food tastings, music and dancing. The small local harbour has a well-equipped marina and is home to Ireland's only floating maritime museum. The quay is also the port of departure for trips around the nearby Saltee Isles.


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