The Southeast: Places to Explore

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Wexford Town

Wexford's history goes back to prehistoric times, though you'll find scant traces of them now. Much more obvious are the Viking and Norman associations, evident in alleys as well as in the town walls, some of which are still standing. Today, this coastal town is most famed for the Wexford Opera Festival, usually held in October, which has been seducing the world with wonderful productions of rare opera for more than 50 years. The warm and vivacious welcome, the narrow and ancient Viking streets, and the tiny, atmospheric Theatre Royal add to the pleasure of this event and of any visit to Wexford Town. Wexford is reached by car using the N11/M11 and the N25. The drive to Dublin on improved roads takes about two hours.

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