Wexford: An insider's guide to the best beaches, activities and places to eat

Sunny southeast offers Blue Flag beaches, great family outings and fantastic seafood

Saltee Islands are now one of Europe’s most significant bird sanctuaries.

Saltee Islands are now one of Europe’s most significant bird sanctuaries.

Many a Dubliner’s summer was spent in Wexford, which proudly proclaims itself as the sunniest, least rainy county in Ireland. At the heart of it was Courtown and the childhood rivalries between the caravan parks in Ballymoney, Cahore and Kilmuckridge.

There were days out in Pirates Cove and excitable afternoons at the amusements. There was candyfloss and 99s (watch out for the seagulls) and a trip to the boats in Courtown harbour, just to look at them. And, when we were older, there was the Beacon nightclub.

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