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National Opera House - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

High St, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 FEP3, Ireland

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About National Opera House

The National Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house and home to the world-famous Wexford Festival Opera. It consists of the 771 seat O'Reilly Theatre and the smaller Jerome Hynes Theatre, seating up to 176. It was designed and built by the architect Keith Williams Architects with the Office of Public Works.

Attractions Near National Opera House

St. Iberius church
St. Iberius church0.13km from National Opera House

St Iberius church is found in the heart of Wexford Town. It was designed by Waterford's renowned architect John Roberts and features a late-Georgian style. The Anglican house of worship was built in the 18th century and features a late-Georgian style interior and 19th-century Venetian Renaissance exterior.

Wexford Bridge
Wexford Bridge0.41km from National Opera House

Wexford Bridge is a road bridge in Wexford, the county town of County Wexford in Ireland. It crosses the mouth of the River Slaney from Wexford town on the west bank to Ferrybank on the east bank. It carries the R741 road from Wexford towards Dublin and the north. The bridge consists of 7 spans of maximum length 63 metres and 12 metres wide, made of continuous steel girders carrying composite concrete slabs.

Selskar Abbey
Selskar Abbey0.44km from National Opera House

Selskar Abbey is a 12th-century structure that replaced a pre-Christian temple dedicated to Odin. The complex, which is part of the Westgate Heritage Tower, was the location where the first Anglo-Irish treaty was signed. This ecclesiastical site would have overlooked the River Slaney at the time, as the land past Redmond Square was not reclaimed until later years.

William Redmond Memorial Park.
William Redmond Memorial Park.0.84km from National Opera House

A beautiful park which was opened in May of 1931 as a memorial for Wexford-born politician and soldier, Major Willie Redmond. The park has a number of benches and picnic tables; including this make-shift chair, which was carved from the stump of a tree.

Three Rocks Trail - Trail Head
Three Rocks Trail - Trail Head3.55km from National Opera House

A linear trail first established in 1998 to commemorate the bicentenary of the 1798 Easter rising, it has now received a full makeover and is a most enjoyable hike. This trail leads the walker along part of the route traversed by the Wexfordmen/Pikemen during the 1798 Rebellion and passes alongside historical and archaeological landmarks, a number of which are listed monuments. There is a mixture of terrains such as country roads, pedestrian footpaths, forestry roads.

Irish National Heritage Park
Irish National Heritage Park3.87km from National Opera House

The Irish National Heritage Park is an open-air museum near Wexford which tells the story of human settlement in Ireland from the Mesolithic period right up to the Norman Invasion in 1169. It has 16 reconstructed dwellings including a mesolithic camp, a neolithic farmstead, a portal dolmen, a cyst grave, stone circle, medieval ringfort, monastic site, crannóg and a Viking harbour.

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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.