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Kite Surfing on Duncannon Beach, Golf - Superior 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses; Hill walking; , a stroll up Carrigbyrne Hill, quadding in Clonroche, diving off Slade Harbour. Cycling tours in nearby Waterford: Historians find themselves in the midst of a 1798 heritage site and a short drive to the homestead of the ancestors of the late USA President John F Kennedy. A selection of activities are listed below but if your own sport or interest is not listed please contact us and we will check if it is available locally.
Only 10km from the coastline - visitors are within short distance to the shore: Ballyhack & Kilmore Quay Fishing villages a 20 minute drive.
Charter Boats in Co Wexford: Skipper Walter Foley: website: seatours.ie
Castle Archers - a Wexford based company provide lessons for all levels in Archery;
Shielbaggan Outdoor Education Centre - located near Hook Head Peninsula - provides a wonderful choice of sporting activities - will take large or small groups & only 18km from Mill Farm Cottages!
Bird Watching & Nature Reserves:
Ballyteige Burrow, a sandy beach area adjoining the village of Kilmore Quay, (Irish National Grid Reference S9603:) Home to Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Wrens and Stonechats mainly inhabit this area. The burrow is approx 9km in length and is known also for its sand dunes - a wonderful place to walk.
Saltee Islands (the Great Saltee and the Little Saltee) off Kilmore Quay are thought to be one of the biggest bird sanstuaries in the world.
Tacumshane Lake, Broadway, Co Wexford, is one of Ireland's best bird watching sites. The lake is protected under the wildlife act 1976.
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve provides a welcome retreat for its wintering flock of 10,000 Greenland Whitefronted Geese and wintering flocks of geese, swans and wigeon.
Leisure Max Drinagh, Wexford Town: Indoor Arena with play centre, football pitch, restaurant and beauty salon. Private Parties catered for.
All digital omniplex cinema - 8 screens with luxury high backed seating. Infra red loop in all cinemas.
Location: Drinagh, Wexford Town
Harbour Office, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford Tel+353 (0)53 9129955;
Hayes Bicycle Shop, 108 South Main Street, Wexford Tel +353 (0)53 9122462; Also supplier of fishing tackle;
Breathtaking views and historic sites await cyclists exploring County Wexford. Many local beaches are within a 10km cycle of Mill Farm Cottages - Cullenstown, Blackhall and Bannow - a cycle, a swim in the ocean, a picnic on the beach and back to Mill Farm to relax in the evening - a super way to spend your days when on holiday.
Some cycling routes: (Departing Tourist Office Wexford Quay Front) are:
Route 1 Slaney Route (53km): Cyclists take the route to Enniscorthy via Castlebridge and return to Wexford via Ferrycarrig Bridge.
Route 2 Coastal Route (Approx 35km): Will take cyclists out to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and Sloblands, taking in the beautiful and award winning village of Blackwater on the route back to Wexford.
Route 3 South Wexford Route (78km): Cyclists enjoy a trip to Rosslare Ferry Port via the village of Kilrane, cycle on towards Kilmore Quay, enjoy the lovely gardens at Johnstown Castle and Agricultural Museum on the return journey back to Wexford.
Guests can enjoy the Waterford Coastline too by cycling to Ballyhack fishing village from Mill Farm then take the car ferry across to Passage East (5 minutes from one side to the other) and the rugged Waterford coastline is there for exploration.
Football, hurling and camogie play a huge part in the hobbies and interests for Irish people and the local people in Foulkesmills and County Wexford are no exception to this. The local club Clongeen, Senior Football Champions in 2007, have won many underage and adult titles since the Club was formed in 1905. There is also a very strong Ladies Club who equally have won their fair share of titles over the years. With two first class pitches available to members for training and home games the club is very active. A new walking track is in place where all the community feel welcome to exercise and enjoy the fun athmosphere in the park as well as meeting up with neighbours.
Wexford Park located in the centre of Wexford Town hosts intercounty and club matches throughout the year. wexfordgaa
Enniscorthy Greyhound Racing Co Ltd: Located: Showgrounds, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. +353(0)539233172
Racing Nights: Monday night & Thursday night; Commencing at: 7.45p.m.
Golf: Wexford is a golfer's paradise with six championship courses. The golf courses listed are all 18 hole:
Enniscorthy Golf Club - is often described as the 'hidden jewel in the south east' and has breathtaking views of the Blackstairs Mountains. Telephone +353 (0) 539 233191
Rosslare Golf Club - built in 1905 and sweeps along the coastline, poking out into the sea, which is always in view. Designed by Hawtree and Taylor, the par72 clud is playable all year around. Rosslare also offers 12 more holes, which were added in 2005 by Christy O'Connor Junior giving the club more options. Telephone 053-9132203
St. Helen's Bay Golf Resort in Kilrane has developed over the years into a very popular destination among golfers and has spectacular views. Telephone. 053-9133234
Wexford Golf Club The course at Wexford Golf Club has had a dramatic makeover in recent years. Course architect Jeff Howes has ensured that in the new Par 71 layout there is variety of length, aspect and difficulty, with the reshaped greens providing a test of your putting skills. Visitors to the new course are assured of a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. The location of Wexford Golf Club on the top of Mulgannon Hill affords the visitor spectacular views in all directions. Telephone 053-9142238
The following are PAR 3 COURSES (& only 20mins drive from Mill Farm Cottages)
Rathaspeck Manor - an Executive Par 3 Golf Course
This 18 hole course is beautifully maintained, set amongst mature trees and meandering streams, and has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
It comprises 15 par 3, and 3 par 4 holes which cater equally well for the beginner as well as the more accomplished golfer making it the ideal location for golfing in wexford.
Telephone +353 53 9141672
Scarke Golf course, located near New Ross on the N30 in beautiful countryside is an 18 Hole par 72 Golf Course, a 9 Hole par 3 course and a Driving Range.
Shelmalier Riding Stables: Forth Mountain, Trinity, Taghmon, Wexford: Wexford's longest established Riding Centre is about 15km from Mill Farm Cottages and 7km from Wexford town. The staff are enthusiastic, highly skilled, qualified people. Riders of all levels are welcome and each individual allowed to progress at their own rate in a relaxed friendly environment.
Shelmalier stables offer scenic woodland rides through 3000 acres of forest, daytime, evening and weekend lessons, non residential camps for children and exam training. They are open all year round by appointment. Booking is essential. The minimum age for children is 5 years.
Sat Nav co-ordinates: N52° 18.287' W006° 35.535' Phone:053 9139251
Wexford Races - Location Wexford Town
Wexford Racecourse is the South East of Ireland's leading race course. Wexford Racecourse assures you of a brilliant day out for all the family. The National Hunt Races are run from March to November annually. All race meetings during the racing season feature both Flat and National Hunt Races 2
There are five branches of County Wexford library located in the towns of Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and the most recently built in Wexford Town. Free wi-fi access is available to visitors, just bring along your device, iPad, laptop etc. Public opening hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:30a.m. to 5:30p.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays open from: 10:30a.m. - 09:00p.m. Wexford is also open on Saturdays 10:30a.m. - 5.30p.m. (except Saturdays Bank Holiday weekends).
Dunbrody Castle: Next to Dunbrody Abbey (founded 1170 by Herve de Montmorency following direction from Strongbow). This maze made from yew trees is said to be one of only two full size mazes in Ireland. Following the wonderful adventure through the maze can have a well deserved treat in the tea rooms.
There are many open farms and a selection of which are listed:
Ballycross Apple Farm: Is a perfect place to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Located in Bridgetown County Wexford (on the road to Kilmore). The farm provides an array of activities and entertainment for visitors.
Blackwater Open Farm and Carrigbyrne Mini Farm (very short drive from the cottages) provide visitors with the opportunity of feeding the animals, trails, petting area and playround areas
Kia Ora Mini Farm - about a mile from Gorey - hour's drive from Mill Farm Cottages
Secret Valley Adventure Farm Open May until early September - Daily 10am - 6pm Open weekends out of season; Check web link for further details re opening times: A trip to the farm will provide guests with a real adventure.
Shrule Pet Farm - a commercial pet farm also has regular farm animals in particular emphasis on poultry. Located near Gorey, Co Wexford.
Orienteering: Sheilbaggan Outdoor education Centre - 18Km from Mill Farm Cottages - towards Hook Peninsula
Quad Attack, Clonroche, provide: Quads and quad biking as wall as sumo wrestling, bungee run, rodeo bull and bounding castle.
APEX SWIMMING POOL in New Ross Town - 15 minute drive - complete with kiddies pool, adult pool, indoor slide, sauna and chacuzzi
Wexford town and Enniscorthy town boast two beautiful new swimming pools only opened in the last few years. Whilst in New Ross a stunning new €7 million pool was opened for the first time in October 2013. Both Wexford and New Ross will have well equipped gymnasiums, Wexford has a kiddies pool and an adult pool as well as sauna and steam room; There is a great little playground on the grounds of Wexford Swimming Pool providing additional entertainment when the children are finished in the swimming pool.
Clara Lara Fun Park, Vale of Clara, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow Tel: 0404-46161
Forest Park Leisure Centre, Courtown, Gorey, Co Wexford Tel: 053 9424849
Splashworld Tramore, Co Waterford Tel: 051 390176
Whale watching off Hook Head - Sea Tours: provide tours from Duncannon, Ballyhack to Dunmore East from November to March.