The 5 great attractions in New Ross and the Surrounding – Visit New Ross

If you are visiting for a few days then explore some of these tours and experiences.

Welcome to Wexford! Looking for what to do in New Ross and the surrounding area this month? New Ross offers a great base and choice of activities. 

Loftus Hall Halloween Experience 

Loftus Hall is a large country house on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, Ireland. Built on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said by locals to have been haunted by the devil and the ghost of a young woman. Loftus hall provides a range of different experiences.  If you are interested in any of these visit

Dunbroady Famine Ship 

Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centered on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, ‘The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation. Onboard, the tour guides will explain the harshness of conditions on the voyage. Costumed performers play the roles of famine emigrants and bring the experience to life. Check out for more information.

Wexford Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park, okay its a little further about 25 minutes from New Ross but its definitely worth the trip, Fully immerse yourself in life, set during a time gone by, with a number of unique experiences offered at the Park. whether it’s groups, families, or individuals, create memories that last a lifetime with an experience at the Irish National Heritage Park. Book one of the activity-based experiences including archery for a fun and competitive afternoon with friends, family or colleagues. For the ultimate Irish history experience, spend a night in our Medieval ringfort, dressed in period costumes and cook over an open fire! The Park also has a falconry centre and hawk walks where you can meet the birds of prey and interact with these skilled predators. Check out the website

Secret Valley Wildlife 

Secret Valley Wildlife is running Halloween themed experiences from 26th October to the 1st of November. Spook-fest will be on October 31st and are now available on their website. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate on the night so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  If you need a little more incentive, then keep an eye on their social media because they will be revealing some secrets of what’s in store for all you brave people.

The Irish Experience

An authentic Eco-Adventure Tourism Company based in the South East of Ireland. Who love Ireland and they love adventure! Their job is to show you the beauty, the heritage, and the history of Ireland from a truly unique perspective, Check out for more information.

Hook Lighthouse 

Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. This 800-year-old lighthouse on Ireland’s Ancient East was purpose-built by the Knight William Marshal. These days you can climb the 115 well-worn steps of the tower and explore thick-walled chambers as you step back in time and enjoy a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a lightkeeper. Check out for more information.

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