Moyglare Lodge B&B is just 10 minutes away, by car, from all that Wexford Town has to offer.


Moyglare Lodge B&B is within convenient driving distance to Wexford Town.


Wexford Town Coat of Arms Wexford Town. 10 Km's by car from Moyglare Lodge B&B.


Wexford Town

Wexford Town or Loch Garmin as it's known is an ancient town originally established around 800AD as a Viking settlement. Wexford Town today still bears some of it's original Viking layout with narrow twisting roads designed to make the town more difficult to attack.

Viking rule lasted for around 300 years before the King of Leinster and his Norman allies besieged the town in 1169.

Wexford Town became known as Loch Garman, according to legend, after a man named Garman Garbh who was drowned on the mudflats at the mouth of the River Slaney by flood waters released by an enchantress.

Wexford Town was attacked and sacked again in 1649 by Cromwell. In 1798 Wexford Town was again the scene of violence during the Wexford Rebellion.

Wexford Town was a successful port until the early 20th century with the port eventually closing in 1968 and a new deep water harbour being built at Rosslare.

Places of interest in and around Wexford Town include Curracloe Beach, used in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan. The Irish National Heritage Park, taking vistors back through 9000 years of Irish history. The Wexford Wild Fowl Reserve, is a migratory stop-off point for thousands of ducks, geese, swans and waders. Up to 12,000 (50% of the world's population) of Greenland white-fronted geese spend the winter on the Wexford slobs.

Wexford Town is probably best know for the annual Opera Festival and opening Fireworks Display.

Wexford Town Coat of Arms Wexford Quay.


Wexford Quay

Dredging the sifting sands of the Wexford Harbour became unprofitable to maintain resulting in the harbour closing in 1968.

The old woodenworks were removed during the 1990's as part of an ambitious plan to claim the quay as an amenity for the town as well as retaining it as a commercially viable waterfront.

Today the Quay plays host to numerous special events, The Wexford Maritime Festival in June, The Spiegeltent in October and of course the famous Opera Festival Fireworks display also in October. The Quay is a popular destination for locals to just sit a while or take a walk.

Wexford Golf Club Logo Wexford Golf Club. 10.4 Km's by car from Moyglare Lodge B&B.


Wexford Golf Club

Wexford Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole parkland course situated in the heart of Wexford town. Our course which was upgraded in 2006, is a 71 par course measuring 5950 metres from the championship tees and provides a challenge for players of all standards. Our course and clubhouse offer magnificent town and sea views. After your round of golf, relax and enjoy a drink in our clubhouse and sample superb food. Our Professional Liam Bowler is available to advise and provide you with all your golfing requirements. We are committed to ensuring our visitors and members enjoy our facilities and are renowned for our relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If we can be of any assistance do not hesitate to contact us. Go to Wexford Golf Club Website.

Wexford Town Coat of Arms Wexford Main Street.


Wexford Town Main Street

Unlike many other towns Wexford does not have a central modern shopping centre, convenience shopping is available at various supermarkets dotted throughout the town, but for the more serious shopper Wexford Town offers an old fashioned Main Street shopping experience. Enjoy an afternoon stroll along both the South and North Main Streets popping in and out of every kind of store you can imagine. Stop for a cup of coffee at any one of the numerous coffee shops, grab a pint in a traditional Irish Pub and just watch the world go by. Comfortable walking shoes are advised, it's a roughly a 1km walk from end to end.

Wexford Opera Festival. Wexford Opera Festival. Fireworks display for the opening night of the Wexford Opera Festival.


Wexford Fireworks

When Compton Mackenzie, the renowned novelist and founder of Gramophone magazine, suggested to Tom Walsh that he stage an opera in Wexford, few could have imagined where the idea would lead. But since the first ‘Festival of Music and the Arts’ took place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown into one of the world’s leading opera festivals. In 2017 Wexford Festival Opera won Best Opera Festival in the World at the 2017 International Opera Awards.

Right from the beginning, the Festival made a name for itself by introducing audiences to unjustly neglected works, many of which have since found a place in the canon. For 66 years the Festival has breathed new life into forgotten masterpieces, establishing a reputation for high-quality productions that, every year, bring thousands of opera-lovers flocking to Wexford from all over the world.

But it hasn’t stopped there. Since Tom Walsh first guided the Festival to international success, Wexford Festival Opera has been blessed with a succession of talented and passionate artistic directors, all of whom balanced tradition with bold innovation. Over the years the Festival has begun a Massenet revival, introduced new kinds of event (from talks and recitals to afternoon ShortWorks), and established an international reputation both for attracting and for making major stars. The Festival introduced Western audiences to baritone Sergei Leiferkus back in 1983, while tenors Juan Diego Floréz and Joseph Calleja and sopranos Mirella Freni, Elizabeth Connell, Angela Meade and mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona all made early appearances here. Beyond the singing stars, the Festival has also offered a platform to emerging conductors like Vladimir Jurowski and directors like Francesca Zambello.

The celebrated American conductor David Agler first appeared at the Festival in 1996. Agler is the former music director of Vancouver Opera, and since taking over as Artistic Director in 2005 he has presided over one of the most exciting phases in the Festival’s history. The old Theatre Royal, which served the Festival for 50 years, has been replaced by Ireland’s first custom-built opera house: a state-of-the-art building with two auditoriums capable of staging ever more ambitious and spectacular productions. With a world-class venue to match its international reputation, the National Opera House is better placed than ever to champion neglected operatic gems, and in 2014 its staging of Foroni's Cristina, regina di Svezia won Best Re-Discovered Work at the International Opera Awards.

The Festival’s success is due in no small part to Wexford itself. This ancient Viking town, nestled in a wonderful setting on the banks of the River Slaney, has a character and charm all its own. Just two hours from Dublin, in a county renowned for its stunning beaches and rebellious history, the town is a key part of what helps to make the Festival unique. Every year at Festival time the streets, pubs and restaurants are abuzz with excitement, and the warm welcome waiting from an army of Festival volunteers keeps opera-lovers coming back year after year.

With a unique vision, outstanding production values and spectacular setting in a beautiful small town, Wexford Festival Opera is a remarkable success story that looks set to continue for many years to come.

Wexford Town Coat of Arms Wexford Town. The Ancient and the Modern.


Selskar in Wexford Town

Wexford is an ancient town and has carefully preserved many of it's historical buildings dating back to the 12th Century, these historical sites can be seen dotted throughout the town surrounded by every day modern life. Pictured above is the 12th Century Selskar Gate near the Selskar Abbey, an Augustinian House, whose proper name was the Priory of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Other sites in Wexford Town include many churches, most prominent would be the twin churches. Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Some of the original 12th century town walls and one gate are still in existence. Various commemorative towers can also be seen particularly at FerryCarrig, Roche's Tower House and the Crimea War Monument Towers clearly visible on enetering Wexford from the north on the N11.

Simons Pubs in Wexford TownCourtown Golf Club Logo Taste the local Brew. Taste the local Yellow Belly Craft Beers.


Simon Lamberts Pub

Everyone knows Guinness, it's a world famous Irish Brand, in fact the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is rated as Ireland's number 1 attraction, but Wexford also has it's famous brands too.

Maybe not quite as well known, but definitely worth a try is the Wexford Yellow Belly brand, brewed right here in Wexford Town, originally brewed in the basement of Simon Lamberts's in Main Street exclusively for the Pub it's expanded to new premises and supplying numerous Pubs and outlets throughout the region. It's a funky brand with a growing support amongst the locals.

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Moyglare Lodge B&B Wexford

Moyglare Lodge Country House B&B is a beautiful Family run Guest House in the village of Killinick county Wexford, known as the Sunny South East of Ireland.

Moyglare Lodge Country House B&B is perfectly situated halfway between Rosslare Harbour, Ferryport, and Wexford Town making it the perfect destination for overnight travelers catching the morning ferry and the longer term holiday makers looking for comfortable family accommodation from which to explore all the attractions Wexford has to offer.

Moyglare Lodge Country House B&B offers 10 comfortable spacious rooms catering for single occupancy or up to a Family of four. A delicious fresh breakfast is included and Yes, we are a Pet Friendly Guest House, B&B, so you can bring the family dog too, just let us know ahead of time please.

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