GUESTHOUSE OWNERS

Mary Geraldine & Thomas Buttle

Ballinahoun House

Kilmuckridge

Gorey

Co. Wexford

053 91 36577

086 8422836

Ballinahoun@gmail.com


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Our Contact Details

Mary Geraldine Buttle

Ballinahoun House

Kilmuckridge

Gorey

Co. Wexford

053 9136577

086 8428236

email- buttlet@gmail.com

Ballinahoun House

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES WITHIN A 30 MINUTE DRIVE OF BALLINAHOUN HOUSE FOR YOU

We want your holiday in Ireland to be memorable so we’ve lined up tonnes of ideas to help. There’s information here on everything from equestrian adventure to culture and heritage to Irish food trails, there's something for everyones taste in Co. Wexford. For example, Wells House is a 5 minute drive from Ballinahoun.

Oulart

Visit Oulart Hill for a beautiful walk and explore the history of the wexford 1798 battlefield. see www.oularthill.ie for more details. Take a packed picnic from Mary Geraldine with you and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Kilmuckridge
Located on the Coast Road. This picturesque village serves the popular resort of Morriscastle, which as the name suggests was once the site of a Medieval Norman Castle. The beautiful beach is host to many rare flora and fauna and is a national heritage site. It has also been awarded the Green Coast Beaches award.

The village's popularity as a tourist resort and its excellent golf and fishing waters have ensured the development of some great tourist facilities. This old style village, formerly known as The Ford, is in the Catholic parish named Litter (Leitir, a hillside). It boasts many historical buildings, a host of award winning restaurants and pubs and ample accommodation to suit families and groups of all size.

Morriscastle Beach,
Killmuckridge,
Co Wexford,

This lovely sheltered Blue Flag beach is know as the Golden Mile. Great for children, it has lovely sandy dunes. Popular for fishing. Seals are often seen swimming near the shore.

Morriscastle Strand lies 10kms south of Cahore Point and is accessed off the R742 at Kilmuckridge village. This is an extremely popular venue for families with shore anglers and is regularly used for competitions. One of the reasons for this venue's popularity is its ability to produce specimen sized fish.

Species encountered include bass, tope, smoothound, bullhuss, dogfish, spurdog, ray, flounder and dab. Night fishing produces the best results.
Species: bass, tope, smoothound, bullhuss, dogfish, spurdog, ray, flounder and dab.

Season:April/June and September/October
Ground Type: Shallow sandy beach with several deeper gullies within casting range.
Bait: Crab, mackerel and ragworm.
Method: Generally ledger tactics work best.
Fishing Tip: If a night session is planned on this beach, arrive in daylight and organise your bait and tackle before fishing

Ballycanew Riding Centre
Ballycanew,
Co Wexford,
Operated under the constant personal supervision of the owner, Sandra Maguire, this compact equestrian centre offers the ideal conditions and encouragement to get started in the exciting world of ponies and horses. Individual attention is assured and careful attention to the comfort, care and safety of even the youngest rider is the foremost priority of the owner. 
                                                                                                                                               
Pirates Cove Adventure Leisure Centre
Courtown,
Co Wexford,
Republic of Ireland

Pirates Cove, located in Courtown Harbour offers entertainment for all the family. The adventure golf is unique within Ireland with its greens, rivers, tropical gardens and Pirates Ship. 

Pirates Cove is also the location for Wexford’s only computerised Ten-Pin Bowling Centre. The Fun Caves are designed for three to ten year olds. The play area is completely padded for safety.
At Pirates Cove are large-scale radio controlled models of trucks, safari cars and pirate ships, which are fully interactive and will be enjoyed by both younger and older children.
 
Wexford Racecourse,
Bettyville,
Newtown Road,
Co Wexford.
Officially the sunniest county in Ireland, Wexford’s racecourse is a wonderful place to visit. Ideally situated overlooking Wexford Harbour, this is a friendly, sociable course, immensely popular with locals and out - of -towners alike. The racing features a mixture of flat, hurdles and national hunt and the atmosphere and excitement on race days has to be felt to be believed. Some of the biggest names in the industry have raced here.

The facilities are first rate, from the main stand where you can toast your good health while getting a bird’s eye view of the action, to sandwich bars and first class restaurants. Wexford Town is only a short distance away and there you’ll be spoilt for choice, with a variety of venues all offering that famous Irish hospitality. So whether you back the star of the show or are pipped at the post, you’ll take many happy memories home from the sunny south east.

Irish National Heritage Park
Ferrycarrig,
Co Wexford,
 
A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises await around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail. Your senses will come alive with sights and sounds stretching back almost 9.000 years.
 
Blue Flag Curracloe Beach
Co Wexford ,

In the village of Curracloe, (8km North East of Wexford), Curracloe Beach was awarded Blue Flag status in 2004. A particularly safe area for bathing. However please help by observing the ''life Guard on Duty'' signs when bathing.
A nature trail also runs through the dunes.

 

Enniscorthy
Co Wexford,

Tours of Enniscorthy Departs 10.30 from Castle Hill Crafts Shop.
Available in English and French.
Charge: Adults €5, Seniors/Children €3.
Proficient in languages & well read in local history, Maura takes Foreign & English speaking tour parties to local historical sites.
The Castle.
Pugin Cathedral.
1798 - Revolution.
The King & I - Enniscorthy Writer.
Edmund Spencer & Cromwell assoc.
Eileen Grey, furniture designer & town.


Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
North Slob,
Co Wexford.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, North Slob, Wexford, is Ireland's Premier Wildfowl Reserve.The Wexford Slobs and Harbour are, by their very location and geomorphological structure, a natural haven for birds. Situated on the coast, and in sight of the south east corner of Ireland, it is the closest point to Britain and the continent for birds that are migrating into or out of Ireland from a southerly direction.

Waders and wildfowl in particular, are attracted to the area where the flat landscape is accentuated by a number of complementary characteristics that create a safe place to feed, loaf, roost and breed. These features are dominated by the wide shallow harbour with its sandbars and mud-banks. The harbour is open to the sea from the east, though partially protected by Rosslare Point to the south, the Raven sand dune system to the north and the Fort and adjacent sandbars in the middle. From the west the harbour is fed by the slow moving, meandering River Slaney which, in its lower reaches, is tidal. To the north and south of the harbour are the large areas of reclaimed lands known as the Slobs. 

 

Kia Ora Mini Farm is a fabulous open farm and an old favourite for a great family day out !

Children can Ride around on their own toy farm tractors and play with diggers in the sand-pits. Try racing each other around our rough rider track. For the more senior citizens, there is an interesting Museum-type Exhibition of farm memorabelia and, if you're interested, even an old threshing Mill.

Kia Ora mini farm is located about 1 mile off the Courtown road from Gorey, Co.Wexford Ireland (see map).
Please take some time to have a look through our website and see the vast array of animals you can feed, pet, and watch with amazement.

www.kiaoraminifarm.com

 

Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a Great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford.  2 miles from Ballinahoun Guest House. Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share:

  • The Lady Frances Woodland Walk
    Discover hidden treasures in a verdant landscape of mature plants and trees.
  • Victorian Terrace Gardens
    Relax in our beautifully restored formal gardens based on the original Daniel Robertson plans of the 1830’s.
  • Adventure Playground
    Zip lines, swings, slides and climbing frames, perfect for all kids!
  • Living Victorian House Tour
    Experience real life in a Victorian Great house through the eyes of Lady Frances and the residents of Wells House
  • Wells House Archery
    Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the only 3D course in Ireland open to the public.
  • Wells House Falconry 
    Come and meet our Falconer’s majestic birds on a hawk walk
  • Mrs Stone’s Tearooms
    Enjoy morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas. For that special treat join us for our delicious afternoon tea. 
  • Craft Courtyard The old stables at Wells House have been converted into a welcoming Craft Courtyard and provides the perfect showcase for contemporary arts and crafts. With numerous Crafters displaying and selling their crafts this is the perfect place to come and buy a special gift for friends, family or even for yourself!