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Address: Off Temperance Row at Westgate St., Ireland
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We visited wexford town, enjoying the pedrestrian walkways (main street) and the shopping during our vist there was hardly anybody about, it was fun window browsing during the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited wexford town, enjoying the pedrestrian walkways (main street) and the shopping during our vist there was hardly anybody about, it was fun window browsing during the walk. One of the highlights was the abbey, we enjoyed walking amonsgt the ruins, definitely worth a look during a visit to wexford town.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with a tour guide from the tourist centre. Very informative. Not a lot to see unless you're really into the history of the area.

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Cluain Dolcáin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a mixture of different influences following the invasion by Vikings and Normans.Don't be looking for the roof as it was removed by the Church of Ireland when they moved to a different part of Wexford. The 1-hour guided tour departing from An Tobar with Ray is well worth it. There is one at 11 am and the second... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

A visit on a blustery Sunday in late October was very evocative in this shell of an abbey with old gravestones and the vacant arches in gothic, Romanesque and other styles. Leaves blow on the ground as you walk on the small property, taking in views of Wexford town and the river beyond. You are near the old town wall... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

On the day we went, we were the only people on the walking tour with the guide. She was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor. Since the afternoon was warm and sunny, this ended up being one of the highlights of our time in Wexford.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

It is really disappointing to try and visit a place of interest such as this, only to find that they were not open ( it was the end of April). When I arrived, I also noticed a sign which advertised that there was only one tour per day - at 3pm.The gates were padlocked, so I had to take photographs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We went on the one hour guided tour and had an amazing time. The guide -Johanna -pointed out architectural features we would never have spotted and made it a fascinating hour explaining why the Abby was built, what went on and what happened. Forget 'The Da Vinci Code' and all those fictional potboilers - this is really good stuff that... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

it is ok and it is in a lovely place not much to say go and see it yourself

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