Top 10 Things to do in Duncannon, Ireland

November 22, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Duncannon (Irish: Dún Canann) is a village in southwest County Wexford, Ireland. Bordered to the west by Waterford harbour and sitting on a rocky headland jutting into the channel is the strategically prominent Duncannon Fort which dominates the village.
Restaurants in Duncannon

1. Hooked Kitesurfing

Hook Peninsula | Co. Wexford, Duncannon 00000, Ireland
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Hooked Kitesurfing

Learn to kitesurf or SUP on some of the best Beaches in Wexford.Our Qualified IKO instructors will help you experience the thrill of flying a large controllable kite,Then learn to use it to propel yourself across the water..Then into the air if you choose, all equipment is supplied for your kitesurfing lessons including the latest 2012 kites, Wetsuits also included, We offer a range of kitesurfing lessons to suit your budget and ability.If you would like to take up kitesurfing, or are just looking for a great way to spend a day powerkiting, give us a call and have chat with our hooked kitesurfing team

Reviewed By Nicola M

Even if you're not a Water Sports enthusiast this is the place to go to find out what's happening around Duncannon from Sandcastle sculptures to cinema nights on the beach to fireworks displays the guys will know what's happening. And if you are a Water Sports enthusiast this is the place to go where you can get everything you need from equipment to lessons, to safety advice to friendly banter. It's got it all.

2. Tintern Abbey

Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland +353 51 562 650
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4.5 based on 358 reviews

Tintern Abbey

Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.

Reviewed By Ronan D - Ireland

We visited Tintern Abbey on a Saturday afternoon. It is well signed posted to get to from Wexford and takes about 30 minutes .
There is loads of parking spaces so that was not a issue. We visited the little coffee shop and got a lovely hot chocolate . The only issue we found was that there was no changing facilities for babies.
The Abbey itself is lovely and there is 4 different walks you can do. All different lengths and levels. We done the purple one but I would not suggest doing this with a pram as there is quiet a few steps . It was still a lovely walk by the stream. We also done the blue walk which was easier and that brought you up to the Garden which you have to pay €5 in if you wish to see it.
Overall it was a lovely experience and I would recommend Tintern Abbey if you like walking or cycling .

3. Ring of Hook

Hook Peninsula | County Wexford, New Ross, Ireland +353 51 389 530
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Ring of Hook

Less than one hour in length take the Ring of Hook Coastal Drive to soak up the stunning coastal rural scenery this beautiful part of Ireland has to offer, while catching sight of some of our county’s most important built heritage. Follow Ring of Hook Signage starting from Tintern Abbey, on to Fethard village, Baginbun Head, Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse, Templar’s Church ruins and finish in Duncannon Village. Full map and brochure available May 2015.

Reviewed By akadad - Lake Mary, Florida

We were here off season, so we basically had the entire drive to ourselves. (this is probably a traffic nightmare in season)
This is the ultimate in pastoral Ireland with an oceanscape out the other window. Small towns, ruined abbeys, and a cool lighthouse.
Take a walk on the beach near Slade Castle. Very cool rock and quartz formations. Tide moves in fast, so watch!
This trip is well worth an afternoon.

4. Passage East Car Ferry

Barrack Street, Passage East, Ireland +353 51 382 480
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Passage East Car Ferry

Our ferry sails between Passage East, Co Waterford and Ballyhack, Co Wexford. It caters for cars, caravans, camper vans, motor cyclists, cyclists and foot passengers. We have a range of discounted tickets for commuters and regular users. Visit our website for more information, tickets can be purchased on board or online. As you descend into the River Suir Valley to the Scenic Passage East Ferry, you are now on a voyage of discovery, exploring the rich Viking and Norman heritage in this historic corner of Ireland’s Ancient East. There is so much to explore and discover on both sides of this historic estuary, from the Viking Triangle in Waterford to the Norman Trail in Co Wexford; the Hook Peninsula Lighthouse, haunted houses, cookery schools, adventure parks, stunning Beaches, golf courses, the Copper Coastline, President Kennedy’s ancestral home, to the “Dunbrody” emigration ship, to local Mountains, wildlife and of course the world famous Waterford Crystal.

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

Our friends picked us up in Rosslare, then headed west we had no idea we were using a ferry, however it saved at least 40 min off our journey. Although the crossing is quite quick, it was good fun, just adding to the trip.Glad you enjoyed the trip, next time you should stay around and explore some of the activities this area has to offer!

5. Dunmore Adventure

The Harbour | The Harbour, Stoney Cove, Dunmore East, Ireland
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Dunmore Adventure

This is where the fun begins! Water sports & Land activities in a stunning location in the sunniest part of Ireland - the Sunny Southeast. We welcome both Adults and Children, groups and individuals, and cater for all abilities. Activities include: The infamous Wibit Wipeout Aqua Park, Kayaking, Archery, Powerfan Freefall, Sailing, Climbing, Windsurfing, Caving, Canoeing, Kayaking, SUP, Powerboat and Sailing courses. Summer Camps for kids from 6 yrs - teenagers run all summer long. Fully approved by NGB's and the Irish Tourist Board. Activities available from 1hr to a full day, must be booked in advance.

Reviewed By John B - Waterford, Ireland

Hail rain or shine you are guaranteed a great 1-2 hours of fun in this place, they have indoor activity (climbing, archery etc) as well as the sea based activity such as kayak, wibbit. It's really well organised, they take the safety side very seriously.

6. Loftus Hall

Hook Head, Ireland +353 51 397 728
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Loftus Hall

Visit Loftus Hall and take a tour of this abandoned haunted house with a dark and trouble history. Let our tour guides take you through the ground floor on a 45 minute interactive tour where they will relate the grim and often gruesome history of Loftus Hall including it's notorious visitor. Full details of opening times and availability + online booking can be found on our website. Also available: Cafe Gift Shop Walled Gardens Bike Hire Wheelchair accessible Free Wi-Fi Parking Toilet facilities

Reviewed By Ceallachain

Great experience. Though I found the tour was over really quickly and didn't exactly give me that trill I was seeking it was a great road trip down, and great to see the castle itself! Tour guides do a great job, definitely worth the experience! But I did want more...

7. Hook Lighthouse

Hook Head Lighthouse Hook Head | Hook Peninsula, Fethard On Sea, Ireland +353 51 397 055
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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. 800 Years of lighthouse keeping. The Visitor center at Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower, a 13th Century Norman structure, built by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke, as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster, Guided tours of the lighthouse, culminating with the spectacular view from the balcony, operate at least hourly every day, the visitor centre houses a first class gift shop and there is a cafe which has seafood specials and home baking. There is a free to view Maritime Exhibition centre with Coast Guard memorabilia and information on the Whales and Dolphins which are often spotted from the Coastline.Parking is free and The Lighthouse grounds have picnic tables and free games for all to enjoy Relax by the Sea and keep an eye out for seals dolphins and even whales! In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse!Run by a Voluntary Board of Directors as a Social Enterprise Community Tourism Project Thank you for your reviews

Reviewed By SmellyWelly2

Visited the lighthouse and was guided by the warm, funny and wonderful Anne, whose own family have been involved with Lighthouse for many years. It was Mother’s Day and what a really brilliant surprise to let mums in free AND a free cake in coffee shop afterwards! Hard to believe it is eight centuries old - learned much, thank you for a really memorable tour. They have music Concerts here occasionally - and sunset/sunrise tours. Can you imagine?? DO NOT MISS!

8. The Estuary Spa

Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort, Faithlegg, Ireland +353 51 382 000
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The Estuary Spa

Reviewed By Hobart122 - Ireland

The mix up with times was disappointing , the scrub was delightful I felt like I had new skin. The pedicure was nice but ruined by therapist who would not stop talking and asking me questions and fact polish itself was thick goopy and peeled off in a few days . I had asked for different but therapist insisted this was perfect polish when obviously it wasn't .

9. Dunbrody Abbey

Campile, Ireland +353 51 388 603
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Dunbrody Abbey

Reviewed By U6784IOlindab - Peoria, Illinois

This stop was well worth it. Walking up the lane to the Abbey, you get an appreciation of how large a structure it really is. We were given a plan of how it would have looked originally. It is just amazing how well it has been preserved.

10. Abbey Par 3

Winningtown, Ireland +353 86 608 4257
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Abbey Par 3

Reviewed By Mcmanus2014 - Carlisle, United Kingdom

Boys played footie golf ladies drank tea looking out at the beautiful surroundings. Frank was very friendly advising of local eateries and attractions and served a huge pot of tea! Brilliant afternoon

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