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Wexford Travel Guide

County Wexford is one of Ireland's most popular places to visit, with many hours of sunshine and less rain than the rest of the Emerald Isle -- plus it's home to some wonderful beaches, rivers, quaint towns and villages and has an excellent reputation for water sports. The old viking Town of Wexford is located on the River Slaney and has a lot to offer tourists both in town and nearby.

Things to Do in Wexford

In the town you can wander medieval lanes and stop by the ruins of Selskar Abbey. The town is known for being quite artsy, with many galleries and boutiques.

Top places to visit in Wexford County include the birthplace of John F Kennedy's grandfather, The Kennedy Homestaed, the Farmhouse in Dungastown. Visitors also love touring the working farms such as Ballycross Apple Farm and Wexford Lavender Farm. Head to Hook Lighthouse and see the oldest working lighthouse in the world! The peninsula here is also a great starting point to explore the unspoiled coast and spot wildlife (whales and dolphin watching is a popular past time). Find time to catch a performance at the National Opera House of Ireland in town before finishing your day with a trip to one of the many Irish pubs for a pint of Guinness beer.

Best Time to Visit Wexford

Visit during the Wexford Opera Festival in Autumn for 12 days of rare performances. The summer in general is the best time to visit Wexford.

Price and Availability Index in Wexford

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Wexford is in August, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Wexford is in the high season in July. Wexford has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Wexford tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Wexford tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Wexford

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Wexford. The warmest months in Wexford are June and August, when temperatures reach 77 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 21 ˚F. The wettest month in Wexford is November with 4.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.47 inches of rain.

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