The village of Foulkesmill was named after Sir Foulke Furlong who was Grand Seneschal for County Wexford during the reign of Henry V. He was Lord of Horetown Noblestone House. His castle was situated in Horetown, a short distance from the village.
Foulkesmill (Foulksmills as it is spelt today) also had two other spellings in the past : - Fook's Mills and Fowke's Mills. Partly in the parish of Clongeen and partly in Horetown, Foulkesmill is in the Barony of Shelmalier and situated four and a half miles south west of Taghmon. At the east side of the village, there is a watermill which was built in 1851. It is situated along the route of 'THE NORMAN WAY' (the Normans landed in Bannow Bay in 1169 - less than 10km from the village of Foulksmills.
This watermill was used for grinding corn up to the 1980's. It is a five storey building and was built in 1851 by the present day owner Austin Redmond's great grand uncle. (The current day mill was built on the site of a much earlier mill built in the 1700's - there is a corner stone by the door of today's mill from the earlier mill which confirms this theory).
The village of Foulkesmill (Foulksmills) played an important part in the 1798 rising. Brigadier General John Moore was in command of the Cavalry and the famous battle of Horetown took place where the insurgents led by Fr. Philip Roche were defeated at Goff's Bridge.
The River Corach flows past the mill and on the river bank opposite lies the village park. The cottages, managed by Austin and Catherine Redmond, are situated in the courtyard of the 19C watermill and were restored in 2002, without disturbing the natural beauty of this special place. They are four star awarded from Failte Ireland
The houses (are located in a historical 1798 setting, in the picturesque coach yard to the rear of the 19c watermill and in the award winning village of Foulkesmill, Co. Wexford, in the sunny south east of Ireland.
Whites Bar and Lounge is a five minute walk from the cottages. The nearby village of Wellingtonbridge has supermarket/cash outlet/pharmacy/fuel station/garage/garden centre, café, deli and four hairdressing salons.
Horetown House www.horetownhouse.ie just 1.5km is a beautiful, historical house and an unbelieveable wedding venue. The Horse and Hound Lounge/Restaurant serves food daily early to late and is just a very short drive (7km).
With the towns of Wexford, New Ross and Enniscorthy all within 20km guests have a wide variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. The cottages are ideal for touring this amazing part of Ireland - see Reviews from some of our previous guests for confirmation of this.