Now that the summer is officially drawing to a close, and you may not have had a chance to fit in that sun holiday you had been promising yourself, why not take advantage of all our lovely island has to offer and embark on an Irish staycation.
VIP will be bringing you the very best that Ireland has to offer in terms of hotels, activities and restaurants in our brand new travel segment.
This time, we’re looking at the gorgeous county of Wexford.
Where to stay:
The four star Ferrycarrig hotel boasts scenic lake views, has a full leisure centre and spa, plus is home to the stunning Reeds restaurant. With regular midweek offers, you would be mad to miss out on this hidden gem, just ten minutes from Wexford town.
What to do:
The Ferrycarrig hotel features the fantastic Riverwood Wellness Spa, that off a full range of spa treatments, along with weekly specials of some extra treats. The friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere make it a must on your list of things to do while staying at this fantastic hotel.
If you’re staying for a few days and are looking to go a bit further afield, the Irish National Heritage Park will bring you on a 9000 year journey into Irish history, right in the Ferrycarrig area.
Take a walk down Curracloe Beach where scenes for the Oscar nominated Brooklyn, starring our very own Saoirse Ronan were filmed, as well as blockbuster Pearl Harbour.
Interested in history? Enniscorthy (half an hour from Wexford town) has a great 1798 interactive museum, where you can walk up Vinegar Hill afterwards, the site of the huge battle during the Irish Rebellion.
Where to eat:
If you’re looking to stay in the comfort of your hotel for your evening meal, look no further than the fabulous Reek restaurant in the Ferrycarrig. With a reasonably priced set dinner menu available, and lake views from the dining room, it’s the perfect setting for a family occasion.
For a change of scenery, the Green Acres restaurant in Wexford town is a warm and welcoming addition to the town, and has a wide and varied menu for all the family.