Additional Location Information
All Accommodation is on the Ground Floor.
St. Helen's is only a 5 min drive from the ferry port of Rosslare.
Ferry port of Dunlaoire in Dublin is a 2 hour drive.
Dublin airport is 2 and half hour drive.
Wexford town is 15min drive.
There is off road parking for two cars.
CO ORDINATES for St Helens house +52.315195,-6.350098
Helen’s Bay golf (7 mins walk) course is very popular with the Philip Walton designed 18 hole links/parkland par 72 course. It's last few holes offer panoramic views of Helen’s Bay which envigorate any tiring golfer and hasten you on to the club house which shares a similar vista. The club house has a bar and restaurant and newspaper shop. All of the above facilities are on site.
There is also plenty of help to improve the golf with a driving range and professional tuition available.
There are 3 other championship golf courses within half hour drive – Rosslare golf course, Wexford golf course and Enniscorthy golf course.
St Helen's Beach is a beautiful long sandy beach 7mins walk, with rock pools that children can explore and discover the sea life. It is a great beach to step it out and breathe in the fresh sea air. Your walk can stretch to several miles to take you to Carne along the coast - invigorating.
There is a well stocked supermarket, post office and pharmacy 2 miles from St. Helens in Rosslare harbour. Here there is also a chinese take away.
In Rosslare (5 miles) the hotel there has an indoor swimming pool/jacuzzi/hot tub and you can pamper yourself with a thermal spa treatment.
Indoors: Leisuremax (Drinagh, Wexford town - 10min drive) has indoor adventure playground and ten pin bowling and multiplex cinema.
Also available locally - horse-riding, pony trekking on beach, fishing, coastal walks and watersports. Lessons in windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Hire of body boards, canoes and wet suits ph. 0539132202.
Quad biking in Enniscorthy (1/2 hour drive) ph. 0539244660.
Paint ball games ph. 0539240044.
Carrigbyrne mini farm - meet the animals, playground indoor and outdoor, ride the tractors, pool table ph.0872949164 or 051420988
At New Ross go below deck on the Dunbrody famine ship which is a recreation of actual 19th century timber built ship ph. 051425239.
Tour inside Hook Light house which dates back to 13th century and enjoy views of the dramatic coastline.
Take a tour of historic Wexford town one of Ireland's oldest towns with incredible narrow streets. Parts date back to 2nd century.
Johnstown Gardens and Castle
Saltee islands which is home to hundreds of gannets, puffins and seals.
Enniscorthy Castle has been refurbished recently and the rooms of Mr Roche ( who lived here early 20th century) have been recreated. There is a wonderful view of Vinegar Hill from the castle roof.
1798 Visitor center Enniscorthy informs the visitor of the significance of the 1798 Rebellion and the drive to democracy today. It is presented through an audio visual screening and interactive exhibits.
JFK Park and Arboretum - 620 acre park and lake where trees of great interest from around the world have been planted in memory of John F. Kennedy President of the United States from 1960 to 1963. THere is a visitor center housing an exhibition and audio visual show.
Kennedy homestead in Dunganstown, New Ross - birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy where the story of five generations of the Kennedy family is related in the visitor center. The land is still farmed today by descendents of this historic family.
WEXFORD GARDEN TRAIL
– there is a diverse number of beautiful gardens open to the public from May to September which offer tranquil walks in woodland gardens, Japanese garden, Egyptian garden , mirror garden. Many are sensitively created using water features, stone lanterns and follies and have tearooms to relax after a peaceful walk.
Ballymore School house Garden, Camolin, Enniscorthy
Coolaught Gardens, Enniscorthy
Glenavon Japanese Garden, Gorey
Wells house and Gardens, Gorey with playground ,archery and clay pigeon shooting
Kilmokea Gardens, Campile
Monksgrange Garden and Norman Gallery , Rathnure, Enniscorthy
WEXFORD OPERA HOUSE - tours at weekend, Views from sky top cafe
Wonderful programme of opera and fringe concerts 23rd Oct -3rd Nov 2013
Wexford opera festival 23rd Oct - 3rd Nov 2013 Wexford comes alive producing three wonderful operas in its new opera house. There is a full programme of lunchtime recitals,afternoon concerts and light entertainment through its variety events in the fringe festival. For event details (website: hidden)
Bar and restaurant facilities at golf clubhouse and wide selection available locally.
Try the famous Lobster Pot restaurant (6 miles) .
Cistin Eile, Main St. Wexford
Taste Restaurant, Selskar St. Wexford ph. 053914988
Le Tire Bouchon, South Main St. Wexford
Mange 2 @ The Crown Bar, Monck St. wexford
Kelly's Hotel, La Marine bistro serves quality cuisine(4 mile)
Silver Fox restaurant - well known seafood fare (12miles)
Ferrycarrig Hotel - 4* hotel (14 miles)
Kilrane Inn - tasty pub food ( 1 mile)
Chinese take away in harbour (2 mile)