Heritage and Culture

An age-old gateway into Ireland, County Wexford is steeped in history dating back to the Stone Age, over 6,000 years ago. The Riverside Park Hotel is situated in the heart of Co Wexford and is the perfect hotel for touring all of the south east.

Ireland carries a reputation for being home to some amazing castles and the history they carry with them. A visit to Enniscorthy Castle is a must while staying at our 4* Wexford Hotel. The ancestral home of John F Kennedy and the Irish National Heritage Park is extremely popular with visitors travelling from North America while a trip to see the Dunbrody Famine Ship gives guests a true insight of life back in the 1800s and famine era Ireland.

Visit the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, Hook Lighthouse entrance to the mouth of the three sister’s river system for over 800 years

Visit Wexford has designed a Heritage Trail, along the trail, follow in the footsteps of monarchs and monks, knights and warriors, rebels and rogues, gentry and even the odd ghost!

Be part of history and inherit the culture while staying at the 4* Riverside Park Hotel, add these locations to your "must-see" list and let your Wexford adventure begin.

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The Kennedy Homestead

Relive the sounds and scenes of President John F. Kennedy's visit to his ancestral home in June 1963, at the birthplace of his great-grandfather.
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Johnstown Castle

The spectacular lake walks, walled gardens and sculptures all offer the beautiful setting for the great 19th-century castle.
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The National 1798 Centre

The "Rebellion Experience” shows one of Ireland most important moments in history and is not to be missed.
local attractions dunbrody famine ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Explore the spectacular Dunbrody Famine Ship - the premier tourist attractions in the south-east of Ireland.
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Wells House & Gardens

Visit Wells House & Gardens, a victorian house and gardens in Ballyedmond, Gorey, 20 minutes from the hotel.
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Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle is located on Castle Hill, in Enniscorthy town. This is a 3 minutes walk from our Riverside Park Hotel location.