Culture & History

//Culture & History
Culture & History 2018-05-15T11:03:11+00:00

North Wexford is ideally placed to visit renowned sites of Ireland Ancient East.

Gorey is the ideal base to discover and enjoy the many historic and cultural gems which adorn County Wexford. Stay in one of our award winning accommodation locations and you will be no further than an enjoyable drive from numerous attractions around the County.

Gorey Visitor Centre, in conjunction with Visit Wexford, will provide you with detailed information, and maps, to assist with your day trips The visitor could, for example, take a short round trip from Gorey taking in a restored 17th Century mill in Craanford, followed by a guided tour of Ferns Castle. From Ferns it is but a short distance to Boolavogue and the Fr. Murphy Centre, and the tour can be completed by a visit to Ballymore Historic Features, an award winning family museum. A visit to historic Wells House is a must and a great introduction for the whole family to our historic and cultural past.

Further south is historic Wexford, Duncannon Fort, Tintern Abbey and Ballyhack Castle. A day trip to New Ross and back via Enniscorthy will allow for an exciting exploration of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, The Kennedy Homestead and not to missed Enniscorthy Castle Museum.

The Byrne Perry Summer School is organised in June of each year and was set up to examine Irish history and literature from the eighteenth century onwards in an objective, professional and learned manner.  The school has a broad appeal to those with an interest in how the last two centuries of Irish history, have shaped contemporary Ireland, north and south.

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Gorey Little Theatre is the scene of many productions all year long, from the traditional Pantomime at Christmas time to the South Leinster Drama Festival in spring of each year to the annual summer play twice weekly during the summer months. The Theatre is also the venue for drama festivals, musicals and concerts throughout the year.

Gorey is proud of its historic, and ongoing, commitment to all facets of the Arts. Gorey School of Art is the cornerstone for future development and ensures that young artists are afforded the opportunity to study and develop their talents within their own community. A visit to the Gaslamp Gallery or the Artbox, both on Esmonde Street, is a very pleasant way to pass away a few hours, while the Gorey Visitor Centre on Main Street contains arts and crafts from 30 Wexford based creative artists and should not be missed.

Autumn brings the annual world-renowned Wexford Festival Opera. Held in the beautiful Opera House in Wexford, the Festival draws visitors from every corner of the globe. Gorey is the ideal location to base yourself for the duration of the festival and 4 Star luxury accommodation is just a short 30 minute drive from all the events in Wexford.