South Wexford Coast

South Wexford Coast

In this collection of Trek Ireland™ guided virtual tours, you'll explore Saltee Island Great, which lies 5 miles offshore from the coastal port of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford.

Once on the island, natural heritage guide Jim Hurley describes the local flora and fauna as you walk through wildflower meadows and along stunning sheer clifftop ledges. Enjoy this guided virtual tour of protected Grey Seal and European Gannet colonies in one of Ireland's Special Areas of Conservation (SAC).

Onshore, our next virtual tour explores Tintern Abbey Minor—a medieval abbey with walled gardens, rivers, and woodland walks. Here, natural heritage guide Jim Hurley describes the dramatic voyage of Anglo-Norman Knight William Marshall when he arrived to Ireland in the 13th Century AD. Enjoy this beautiful walk-at-home tour through one of Ireland's nationally protected heritage sites in early Spring.

Further along the coast, you can explore an ancient Irish pre-Christian pilgrimage trail around Lady's Island Lake—once the home to a pagan Celtic female druidic settlement—established in the pre-Chrisitian Roman times of the 2nd Century AD.

In the last of this series of guided virtual tours of south Wexford, you can explore the protected dune systems at Ballyteige Burrow down by the shores of the Irish Sea.

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours show scenic viewpoints to relax and enjoy between each virtual walking tour. Warm up, stretch, or cool down to naturally calm scenes at Kilmore Quay, County Wexford's premier fishing port, or imagine the arrival of the Anglo-Norman naval ships, in 1170AD, at the peaceful and evocative beach of Bagibun Head, where the conquest of Ireland truly begun. Finally, take in the expansive views of the Irish Sea at Carnsore Point known as a place of Drudic worship from early Roman times called 'Ιερονm' meaning 'a sacred promontory'.

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours allow you to explore Ireland from the comfort of your own home. Discover Ireland's vibrant history, heritage, and folklore—as if you were there yourself—with local friendly guides.

English, French, and German subtitles are available for each tour.

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South Wexford Coast
  • Jim Hurley, Natural Heritage Guide, Hook Head, County Wexford

    Jim Hurley is a natural heritage guide and retired school teacher living on the South Wexford coast. He derives great pleasure and inspiration from his interaction with the natural world in that wonderful coastal amenity and, under the brand name SWC Promotions, he conducts a personal campaign to...

  • Saltee Island Great, Kilmore, County Wexford

    Explore Saltee Island Great with natural heritage guide, Jim Hurley, as part of the Trek Ireland in South Weford Coast guided virtual tour series.

    Saltee Island Great offers visitors an unparalleled experience of natural island habitat featuring rocky reefs, natural grassland, and exposed rocky...

  • Kilmore Quay, Kilmore, County Wexford

    Kilmore Quay, the premier working fishing port of South Wexford, is a bustling, working fishing port that hosts a range of amenities including restaurants, cafes, pubs, and holiday accommodation. It's a popular spot for day-trippers to the Saltee Islands and for those wishing to swim off the gold...

  • Ballyteige Burrow, Kilmore, County Wexford

    Explore Ballyteige Burrow, a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC), in Trek Ireland in the South Wexford Coast guided virtual tour series.

    This area is famously known as 'The Sunny South-East' as it receives the most amount of bright sunshine anywhere in Ireland. Within this area is a ...

  • Baginbun Head, Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford

    'At the creek of Baginbun, Ireland was lost and won.'

    The placename 'Baginbun' comes from two initial Anglo-Norman boats that landed here in 1170 AD by Raymond Le Gras called 'La Bague’ and ‘La Bonne'. During that time, a small number of Anglo-Norman Knights landed at Baginbun Head, at the reque...

  • Tintern Abbey Minor, Saltmills, New Ross, County Wexford

    This guided virtual tour explores Tintern Abbey Minor, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1200 AD with walled gardens, a flour mill, and woodland walks as part of the Trek Ireland in South Weford Coast virtual tour series.

    In 1200 AD, William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke in Wales and famous Anglo-...

  • Carnsore Point, Carna, County Wexford

    The earliest known reference to Carnsore Point was by a 2nd Century Roman cartographer Ptolemy who called this place Ιερονm, meaning 'a sacred promontory'.

  • Lady's Island Lake, Broadway, County Wexford

    This guided tour explores the ancient pilgrimage route of Lady's Island Lake as part of the Trek Ireland in South Weford Coast virtual walking series.

    In 150AD, Greek cartographer Claudius Ptolemaeus created his first world atlas and, although very little was known of Ireland at that time, he ...