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Rosslare Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rosslare Beach, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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About Rosslare Beach

It is one of the most popular beaches in the county with the strand being located next to Rosslare Village, at the southern end of Wexford Harbour. This Blue Flag beach is a ‘go-to’ destination for swimming, strolling and families of all ages. It also features both sand and stone and is divided into sections by a number of wooden breakwaters that are designed to prevent the beach from erosion.


Attractions Near Rosslare Beach

National Opera House
National Opera House7.25km from Rosslare Beach

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.

St. Iberius church
St. Iberius church7.34km from Rosslare Beach

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 Bridge7.52km from Rosslare Beach

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.

Johnstown Castle
Johnstown Castle7.67km from Rosslare Beach

A majestic gothic castle located in County Wexford, Ireland covering 150 acre. It has 4 storeys. Interior goods include the "Apostles' Hall", with wood carvings of saints, as well as oil paintings, carved oak hall benches, mahogany billiard tables, dressing tables, upholstered sofas, fire grates and brass fenders. The former stable yard houses the Irish Agricultural Museum.

Selskar Abbey
Selskar Abbey7.67km from Rosslare Beach

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.8.08km from Rosslare Beach

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.

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Wexford
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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.

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