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- Golfing in Wexford & Wicklow
Seafield Golf & Country Club
Tel: 053 94 24777,
A breathtaking new championship seaside course – Seafield is located less than one hour from Dublin on the Wicklow border. Designed by Peter McEvoy and constructed to full USGA specifications this incredible new championship course is an absolute must play for every level of golfer.
A unique blend of parkland, heathland and seaside golf culminates with one of the most challenging finishes on any Irish course. Beautiful coastal, cliff top and sea views accompany you on every back nine hole.
A testament to the quality of Seafield was its selection to host the 2002 Canon Challenge, featuring US Open Champion Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington and Barry Lane, prior to its completion.
Courtown Golf Club
(053) 94 25166
18 Hole, Par 71.5 Parkland Course.
Situated near the sea, although not a links, boasts a carefully designed pattern of planted trees ensuring a fine test of golfing skills.
Ballymoney Golf Club
An 18 hole Public Golf Course in a beautiful and tranquil setting with Courteencurragh Wood on its west boundary and is overlooked by picturesque Tara Hill to the North. Its natural and undulating fairways make is a pleasant course for all golfers.Tel: 055-21976
Woodenbridge Golf Club
Woodenbridge Golf Club was formed in 1884 and situated in the heart of Wicklow on the Avoca river, Woodenbridge is one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in Ireland. The 18 hole Par 71 parkland course is a true gem and our state of the art clubhouse facilities will ensure any guest an experience to remember. Tel: 0402-35202
Coollatin Golf Club
(053) 94 29125
Golf has been played at Coollatin since the early part of this century, with The Earl Fiztwilliam spending may a vacation at Coollatin accompanied by a golf professional. The Club was first registered With the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1962, when it was a 9 hole course. The course has now developed to an 18 hole course with a par of 70.
Enniscorthy Golf Club
Tel: (053) 92 33191
18 Hole, Par 72.6 Parkland Course.
Trees lining both sides of this course, breathtaking scenery and an even more breathtaking course, with some holes up to 422 yards. A Challenge to any golfer.
Activities in Courtown, Gorey & North Wexford
Wexford Coastline and Local Beaches
For walks or family fun we have many beautiful beaches to choose from including The Blue Flag awarded beaches. The European Blue Flag is an environmental awareness raising campaign of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe. Local beaches include: Kilpatrick Beach, Kilmichael Strand, Clones Strand, Ballymoney (South), Saleen, Dodds Rocks and Courtown (Blue Flag).
Forest Park Leisure Centre
Tel: (053) 94 24849
Opening hours : 10:00 to 22:00
This new complex opened in the autumn of 2001 and is a great addition to the area. It boasts a 25m Swimming Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Jacuzzi, 65m Water Slide, Water Playground, Fitness Gym.
The Courtown Woodland area is situated immediately north of Courtown village. It covers approximately 25 hectares. The area being restored covers 18 hectares and is roughly triangular in shape. It is bounded on the north and northwest by the Ounavarra River, on the south by the main Gorey/Courtown road and by the main car park on the north side of the village.The Courtown Canal marks its eastern boundary. Ballinatray Bridge on the southwest boundary is a particularly fine feature.It is an easy walk to be enjoyed by the whole family.
A unique early 17th Century watermill just four miles from Gorey, off the Gorey – Carnew road. This corn grinding mill has been fully restored to working order and is on view to visitors, with guided tours and wholesome food being served in the kiln loft. An added feature of a garden has recently been developed along side the mill.
Ballymore Historic Features
Ballymore is an old family property located away from main routes in a particularly attractive area of North Wexford landscape. The visitor facility, which is in the centre of a large working farm, includes a Family Museum, Picture Gallery, Farm Display, 1798 Exhibition and Tea Room.Visitors may also walk about among other features including Old Church and Graveyard, moated site of 14th Century Norman Castle, Holy Well, Mill Pond and period family residence.
Activities & Attractions in Co. Wexford
The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at Johnstown Castle.
The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the perfect setting for this
turreted, battlemented and machicolated castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar, built between 1810 and 1855 and incorporating part of a more ancient castle.
Visit one of the Oldest Operational Lighthouses in the World.
Hook Head, wild and elemental, tranquil and serene, in its serenity hides the treachery which bewaits unsuspecting mariners.
Little wonder that William Marshall earl of
Pembrokeshire undertook the building of the lighthouse in the early 13th century as a navigational aid to guide his ships into Waterford Harbour.
Irish National Heritage Park
The Irish National Heritage Park depicts many settlements in Ireland from 7000 BC to the arrival of the Norman’s in the 12th century. Stroll through the park with it’s homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes with long forgotten remains.
Your senses come alive with sights and sounds stretching back 900 years.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
The original Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec, Canada, for the Graves family of New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1845. She carried many emigrants to the new world from 1845-1870.
The Dunbrody Project involved the construction of a full scale sea-going replica. The Dunbrody was finished in early 2001 and is now opened to visitors at the quayside in New Ross.
Miles and miles of golden sand along side a wooded area with marked walkways. Curracloe was the location for the filming of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Stephen Spielberg’s epic film “Saving Private Ryan”.
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, on 252 hectares contains over 4,500 types of trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons, dwarf conifers, lake, viewing point, tea room and visitor centre with an audio-visual show.
Fr. Murphy Centre
Fr. Murphy Centre commemorates the memory of Fr. John Murphy and the 1798 Rising.The centre contains a number of authentic out-houses which illustrate the way of life on an Irish farm during the 18th and 19th Century. Many old farm implements are on display.
Wexford Wildlife Reserve
Wexford is widely known as the best county in Ireland for bird watching. This is a well-equipped visitor centre and has many exhibitions and an informative audio visual show. The park is sign-posted just outside Wexford town on the R741 between Ferrybank and Castlebridge.
Activities & Attractions in Co. Wicklow
“The glen of the two lakes”, is a truly spellbinding place – an ancient monastic settlement and two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley which was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The monastic settlement has been a centre for pilgrims and visitors since its foundation by St. Kevin in the 6th century.Kevin is thought to have come from the more fertile lands of County Kildare and like many other men of sanctity in early times, desired solitude for his life of prayer and contemplation. Thus he withdrew into the thinly peopled mountains and set up his hermitage at Glendalough.
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol
A £2 million restoration and interpretive plan has been carried out by Wicklow County Council to develop the old county Gaol which is situated at the southern end of Wicklow Town, beside the Courthouse (where many of the inmates were tried and sentenced), and adjacent to Market Square.There has been a gaol on this site since 1702 and it remained active until 1924. During this time thousands of prisoners, young and old, men, women and children, guilty and innocent passed through its doors. The story of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is their story.
Powerscourt House & Gardens
One of the World’s Great Gardens. Powerscourt is situated 19km (12 miles) south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs.
The 18th Century Palladian House now incorporates an innovative shopping experience, terrace cafe and house exhibition. Facilities include speciality shops, interiors gallery, garden pavilion and two 18-hole, championship golf courses.
Visit and tour the beautiful Georgian House, AV presentation and magnificent forest park of over 500 acres. Ideal venue for corporate events or activities. Avondale enhances National/Primary and Secondary students in their knowledge and appreciation of history. Marquees can be hired for large groups.Avondale Forest Park lends itself to imaginative group, corporate visits and events. Home to “The Parnell Summer School”, GAISCE Corporate Day, “Georgian Day” to name a few.
Activities & Attractions in Co. Waterford
Waterford Crystal designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of crystal objets d’art, stemware and gifts for distribution throughout the world. In recent years, Waterford has built upon its reputation as a leading source of prestigious tabletop and gift products by expanding into several new businesses.Only an hour and fifteen minutes from Hillside House
Hillside House B&B, Tuberduff, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Tel: +353 53 94 21726 | Fax +353 53 94 22567