EnniscorthyCounty Wexford situated on the River Slaney. It began as a Norman settlement and is now most famous for its role in the 1798 rebellion in Ireland where the odd looking and famous Vinegar Hill which overlooks the town, served as the camp and headquarters for the rebels. This was also the site of the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
From Dublin, you can reach Enniscorthy by the N11 main road linking Gorey and Wexford town
By trainIt lies along the Dublin - Rosslare railway line. See Irish Rail's site.
The 1798 CentreCommemorates the 1798 rising against the British, and especially the last stand of the rebels on Vinegar Hill, just across the Slaney. Those long on enthusiasm and breath can climb to the top of Vinegar Hill for a magnificent view of the town. Those with just enthusiasm can drive to the top.
Castle of WexfordDating to 1176, the castle has been changed many times over the centuries. It is the site of the County Wexford Folk Museum.
St. Aidan's CathedralRoman Catholic Cathedral, designed by one of the Pugin family.
- Ferns Castle is a 13th C ruin, 10 km northeast along the main road to Gorey. It's open May-mid Sept daily 10:00-17:00.
- Annual Strawberry Fair -This takes place early in July and celebrates the arrival of the strawberry crop as the area was traditionally a big strawberry growing region in Ireland because of the sunny weather.
The Cotton Tree Cafe
The Old House
The Antique Tavern