Wexford City

Another sunny day in Ireland. The plan for today is to walk into Wexford and see the sights. We stop on our side of the bridge for a look at a memorial garden that we only spotted on the way home last night as it was dark and the garden was lit up. It’s a memorial to children whose lives have ended tragically, in a lovely spot.

We start our tour with Selskar Abbey. Sadly it’s closed so we peered through the gates and over the wall and took a few photos.

The Bull Ring market was next where I bought a lovely stained glass Christmas decoration from the lady who made it after a chat with her about crafting.

The Bull Ring market

Snapped a few shots of the town as we wandered around.

A famous hurler
A pub, an off-license and an undertaker…..

Onto the Create Hub a space for artists and crafts people to make and sell their work. Tempted by some candlesticks but didn’t buy in the end and  also forgot to take a photo.

Next we visited St Iberius Church which was looking in need of a little love with peeling paint and lots of damp.

Gasping for a cuppa now so we wandered around for a while until we found a little cafe. Tea and scone for me and chocolate cheesecake and coffee for T, all delicious!

On our way back we spotted a wedding party getting their photos taken on the railway line that runs alongside the harbour. Not sure why but they looked like they were having fun.

After a lazy late afternoon we eventually rouse ourselves and walk back into the town. As we wander across the bridge we see a trawler coming in to land it’s catch. We spotted it working in the harbour from the campsite.

Taken into the evening sunshine

Along the quay there’s a large gathering of bikers, not sure why, but they are all chatting away in small groups.

Simon Lambert & Sons is our first stop and was recommended by our trusty lonely planet guide book. It’s more of a restaurant than a pub and we enjoy the BBQ fare available.

Half eaten as usual!!

After stuffing our faces we move onto the Bugler Doyles bar for a half. It’s very lively with a few people many scoops in, and amazing Guinness taps.

Onto The Sky & The Ground, a lovely pub with lots of people and roaring fires. We share a table with three Irish Liverpool fans so there’s much discussion about Everton of course.

Making our way back to the bridge we stop at Macken’s Bar The Undertaker, which is small and very popular with a lovely atmosphere and hard working staff. Luckily we get seats at the bar and soak it all up.

Our final stop in Wexford is T Morris, just by the bridge and it’s a lot livelier tonight, not that you can tell from the photo lol.

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