Be Our Guest 2018

32 Be Our Guest HOOK LIGHTHOUSE Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford has been voted the number one lighthouse in the world and is an enduringly popular attraction in south east Ireland. One of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the present structure dates back 800 years to the medieval tower of Hook. Today there is a visitor centre, a café serving light meals, a gift shop and the tower itself to discover. Keep a watch on the Hook Lighthouse website www.hookheritage.ie where special Sunrise and Sunset Tours and events are all announced. DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP Providing a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience, Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Engaging staff provide a guided tour with costumed performers and themed exhibitions – all bringing the entire experience to life! Insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced is perfectly illustrated by the size of the ship in relation to the vast numbers of passengers it carried. The attraction is located in New Ross, County Wexford. Central to the South East, New Ross is conveniently close to the towns of Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford and Enniscorthy. This is a must-see attraction and is a perfectly placed stop on any tour of the region. VINEGAR HILL The Battle of Vinegar Hill, which was fought on 21st June, was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. This was the largest rebel camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irishmen and their supporters. Visit the 1798 Centre, meet the key figures of the Rebellion and participate in the the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience. WELLS HOUSE & GARDENS Within Ireland’s Ancient East touring area, Wells Estate is situated on grounds of 450 acres and is located around 7km outside of Kilmuckridge in Wexford. The house is a magnificent Victorian property which is situated amongst stunning grounds and offers a variety of things to do for all generations such as; woodland walks, an animal farm, adventure playground – climbing frames, swings & slides, Craft Courtyard, 3D Archery and tearooms! It was opened to the public in 2012 and is one of Wexford’s most visited attractions. WEXFORD onderful

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