I am very lucky to have a lovely niece and her family living in County Wexford, home to the above heritage park. In 2016 my husband John and I stayed in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, which if one did nothing else but sit in the deck chairs was a treat. The heritage park is located just outside the town and is very easy to find.
Walking through the gates reminded me of the movie “Jurassic Park” because it is Pre-Historic, Early Christian and the Age of Invasion. The park represents over 9000 years of Irish History spread over 40 acres of magical woodland.
About 35km away is Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian monastery. Founded around 1200 by William, Earl Marshal, it is a daughter house of Tintern Major in Wales. The Abbey is centred in a woodland that has walking trails, and it is also home to bat colonies, which are protected. The day I made my journey there is unfortunately rained heavily but I will be sure to return on another occasion to explore it all.
The Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford Y35 X313
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