Things To Do

Kilbora Bed & Breakfast – Things to do & see.

There are many activities to choose from and Courtown caters for all sorts. Below find a list of things to do in courtown and further afield

Golfing in the area……..

Courtown Golf Club, 18 Hole, Par 71.5 Parkland Course.

Situated near the sea, although not a links, boasts a carefully designed pattern of planted trees ensuring a fine test of golfing skills.

Tel: 053 94-25166
Email:courtown@iol.ie
Web:www.CourtownGolfClub.com

Courtown Golf Club
Ballymoney Golf Club

Ballymoney Golf Club

An 18 hole Public Golf Course in a beautiful and tranquil setting with Courteencurragh Wood on its west boundary and is overlooked by picturesque Tara Hill to the North. Its natural and undulating fairways make is a pleasant course for all golfers.

Tel: 053 94-21976, web: n/a.

Seafield Golf & Country Club

Deafield Golf and Country Club

A testament to the quality of Seafield was its selection to host the 2002 Canon Challenge, featuring US Open Champion Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington and Barry Lane, prior to its completion.

A breathtaking new championship seaside course, Seafield is located less than one hour from Dublin on the Wicklow border.

Designed by Peter McEvoy and constructed to full USGA specifications this incredible new championship course is an absolute must play for every level of golfer.

A unique blend of parkland, heathland and seaside golf culminates with one of the most challenging finishes on any Irish course. Beautiful coastal, cliff top and sea views accompany you on every back nine hole. Tel: 053 94 24777,
Email: info@seafieldgolf.com
web: www.seafieldgolf.com

Woodenbridge Golf Club

Woodenbridge Golf Club was formed in 1884 and situated in the heart of Wicklow on the Avoca river, Woodenbridge is one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in Ireland. The 18 hole Par 71 parkland course is a true gem and our state of the art clubhouse facilities will ensure any guest an experience to remember.

Tel: 0402-35202 Email: wgc@eircom.net
Web: www.woodenbridgegolfclub.com

Woodenbridge Golf Club
Ballymore Historic Features

Coollattin Golf Club

Golf has been played at Coollattin since the early part of this century, with The Earl Fiztwilliam spending may a vacation at Coollattin accompanied by a golf professional. The Club was first registered With the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1962, when it was a 9 hole course. The course has now developed to an 18 hole course with a par of 70.

Tel: 053 94 -29125
Email: coollattingolfclub@eircom.net
Web: www.CoollattinGolfClub.com

This seaside links recently introduced an irrigation system which has enhanced the playing surface. The links provides a challenge for players of all abilities.

Societies and Groups are welcome to the course, but they must book in advance. Arklow itself is a popular tourist destination and very popular with families.

Tel: 0402-32492. Email: n/a web: n/a

Arklow Golf Club

Arklow Golf Club

Druids Glen Golf Club

Druids Glen Golf Club

Tel:01-2873600

Email: info@druidsglen.ie

Web:www.DruidsGlen.ie

Druids Glen Golf Club opened in 1995 and hosted the Murphys Irish Open, Irelands premier golfing event and one of the richest on the European PGA tour from 1996 – 1999.

It is situated 30 minutes south of Dublin in the heart of beautiful County Wicklow, nestling between the Irish Sea and the stunning Wicklow mountains.

The mystique of this exquisite matural setting, the rich history of the land and surrounding amenities combined with a picturesque 18 hole course leaves no wonder why Druids Glen was voted European Golf Course of the Year 2001.

Enniscorthy Golf Club,

18 Hole, Par 72.6 Parkland Course.
Trees lining both sides of this course, breathtaking scenery and an even more breathtaking course, with some holes up to 422 yards. A Challenge to any golfer.
Tel: 054 33191 Email: n/a Web: n/a

Enniscorthy Golf Club

Activities in North Wexford

Craanford Mill

A unique early 17th Century watermill just four miles from Gorey, off the Gorey – Carnew road. This corn grinding mill has been fully restored to working order and is on view to visitors, with guided tours and wholesome food being served in the kiln loft. An added feature of a garden has recently been developed along side the mill.
Tel: 055-28124 Email n/a, web: n/a.

Craanford Mill
Ballymore Historic Features

Tel: 054-83189
Email: n/a
Web: n/a

Ballymore Historic Features

Ballymore is an old family property located away from main routes in a particularly attractive area of North Wexford landscape. The visitor facility, which is in the centre of a large working farm, includes a Family Museum, Picture Gallery, Farm Display, 1798 Exhibition and Tea Room.

Visitors may also walk about among other features including Old Church and Graveyard, moated site of 14th Century Norman Castle, Holy Well, Mill Pond and period family residence.

Forest Park Leisure Centre

Courtown Harbour,
Co. Wexford
Tel: 353-(0)53 94-24849
Email: auracourtown@eircom.net
Opening hours : 10:00 to 22:00

This new complex opened in the autumn of 2001 and is a great addition to the area. It boasts a 25m Swimming Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Jacuzzi, 65m Water Slide, Water Playground, Fitness Gym, Stand up tanning and a Beauty suite.

Forest Park Leisure Centre
Courtown Woods

Courtown Woods

The Courtown Woodland area is situated immediately north of Courtown village. It covers approximately 25 hectares. The area being restored covers 18 hectares and is roughly triangular in shape. It is bounded on the north and northwest by the Owenavorragh River, on the south by the main Gorey/Courtown road and by the main car park on the north side of the village.The Courtown Canal marks its eastern boundary. Ballinatray Bridge on the southwest boundary is a particularly fine feature. It is an easy walk to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Wexford Coastline and Local Beaches

For walks or family fun we have many beautiful beaches to choose from including The Blue Flag awarded beaches. The European Blue Flag is an environmental awareness raising campaign of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe. Local beaches include: Kilpatrick Beach, Kilmichael Strand, Clones Strand, Ballymoney (South), Saleen, Dodds Rocks and Courtown (Blue Flag).

Ballymoney Beach
Johnstown Castle

Johnstown Castle

The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at Johnstown Castle.

The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented and machicolated castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar, built between 1810 and 1855 and incorporating part of a more ancient castle. Tel: 053-94 42888.

Hook Lighthouse

Visit one of the Oldest Operational Lighthouses in the World. Hook Head, wild and elemental, tranquil and serene, in its serenity hides the treachery which bewaits unsuspecting mariners. Little wonder that William Marshall earl of Pembrokeshire undertook the building of the lighthouse in the early 13th century as a navigational aid to guide his ships into Waterford Harbour.

Tel: 051-397055

Hook Lighthouse

Email: thehook@eircom.net

Irish National Heritage Park

Irish National Heritage Park

The Irish National Heritage Park depicts many settlements in Ireland from 7000 BC to the arrival of the Norman’s in the 12th century. Stroll through the park with it’s homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes with long forgotten remains.
Your sense ‘s come alive with sights and sounds stretching back 900 years.

Tel: 053-94 20733 Email: info@inhp.com web: www.inhp.com

Dunbrody Famine Ship

The original Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec, Canada, for the Graves family of New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1845. She carried many emigrants to the new world from 1845-1870.
The Dunbrody Project involved the construction of a full scale sea-going replica. The Dunbrody was finished in early 2001 and is now opened to visitors at the quayside in New Ross.

Tel: 051-425239, Email: jfktrust@iol.ie, web: www.dunbrody.com

Dunbrody Famine Ship
Curracloe Beach

Curracloe Beach

Miles and miles of golden sand along side a wooded area with marked walkways.Curracloe was the location for the filming of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Stephen Spielberg’s epic film “Saving Private Ryan”.

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, on 252 hectares contains over 4,500 types of trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons, dwarf conifers, lake, viewing point, tea room and visitor centre with an audio-visual show.
Tel: 051-388171.
Email: jfkarboreteum@ealga.ie

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
Fr. Murphy Centre

Tel: 054-668-98

Fr. Murphy Centre

Fr. Murphy Centre commemorates the memory of Fr. John Murphy and the 1798 Rising.
The centre contains a number of authentic out-houses which illustrate the way of life on an Irish farm during the 18th and 19th Century. Many old farm implements are on display.

Wexford Wildlife Reserve

Wexford is widely known as the best county in Ireland for bird watching. This is a well-equipped visitor centre and has many exhibitions and an informative audio visual show. The park is sign-posted just outside Wexford town on the R741 between Ferrybank and Castlebridge.

Wexford Wildlife Reserve

Activities & Attractions in Co. Wicklow

Glendalough, www.glendalough.ie

“the glen of the two lakes”, is a truly spellbinding place – an ancient monastic settlement and two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley which was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The monastic settlement has been a centre for pilgrims and visitors since its foundation by St. Kevin in the 6th century.

Kevin is thought to have come from the more fertile lands of County Kildare and like many other men of sanctity in early times, desired solitude for his life of prayer and contemplation. Thus he withdrew into the thinly peopled mountains and set up his hermitage at Glendalough.

Glendalough

Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Wicklow’s Historic Gaol

A £2 million restoration and interpretive plan has been carried out by Wicklow County Council to develop the old county Gaol which is situated at the southern end of Wicklow Town, beside the Courthouse (where many of the inmates were tried and sentenced), and adjacent to Market Square.

There has been a gaol on this site since 1702 and it remained active until 1924. During this time thousands of prisoners, young and old, men, women and children, guilty and innocent passed through its doors. The story of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol is their story.

Tel: 0404 61599,
Email: wccgaol@eircom.net
Web: www.wicklowshistoricgaol.com

Powerscourt House & Gardens

The 18th Century Palladian House now incorporates an innovative shopping experience, terrace cafe and house exhibition. Facilities include speciality shops, interiors gallery, garden pavilion and two 18-hole, championship golf courses.

Powerscourt House & Gardens

One of the World’s Great Gardens. Powerscourt is situated 19km (12 miles) south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.

It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs.

Tel: +353 (0)1 204 6000
Fax: +353 (0)1 204 6900
Web: www.powerscourt.ie

Avondale House

Visit and tour the beautiful Georgian House, AV presentation and magnificent forest park of over 500 acres. Ideal venue for corporate events or activities. Avondale enhances National/Primary and Secondary students in their knowledge and appreciation of history. Marquees can be hired for large groups.

Avondale Forest Park lends itself to imaginative group, corporate visits and events. Home to “The Parnell Summer School”, GAISCE Corporate Day, “Georgian Day” to name a few.

Tel: +353 (0)404 46111 E-mail: costelloe_j@coillte.ie Web: www.coillte.ie

Avondale House

Activities & Attractions in Co. Waterford

Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of crystal objets d’art, stemware and gifts for distribution throughout the world.

In recent years, Waterford has built upon its reputation as a leading source of prestigious tabletop and gift products by expanding into several new businesses.

Warerford Crystal