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Places of Interest

Raven Holiday Home Park is situated on the beautiful South East coast; within walking distance of the stunning Curracloe Blue Flag Beach and Raven Nature Reserve. The bustling coastal village of Curracloe is a 10 min walk; where you will find a host of amenities available to  you. With Wexford Town only a 10 minute drive from the Holiday Park you are idealy located to explore a variety of attractions that the South East has to offer.

We have listed below some of our favourites, that we are sure you will enjoy..

 

Curracloe Beach

Curracloe Blue Flag Beach is only a few minutes walk from Raven Holiday Home Park. Curracloe is long wide fine stretch of beach with 3 main entrances known locally as Ballinsker/White Gap/Culletons Gap running north to south, White Gap being the largest. Culletons Gap is bordered by the Raven Nature Reserve and forestry. It is located approximately 10km north east of wexford town in a rural area. The village of Curracloe is located about 1km west of the beach. There are very few buildings located near the beach as a large part of the area surrounding the beach is an Area of Scientific Interest made up of a dune system stretching along the coastline backing the beach itself.

This beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season (lifeguard patrol times are displayed on the information noticeboard at the beach). There are also parking spaces and toilets available.

 

Raven Point Nature Reserve

This reserve started as a long, narrow sand spit, sheltering the entrance to Wexford Harbour.  In the mid-1880s, the creation of the adjacent North Slob for agricultural purposes land-locked the sand spit on its western side.  The site is now part of a major sand dune system, which is largely stable except for the lagoons and sand bar at its southern tip. It's great for kids and the walks through the pine forest are beautiful all year round.

Some 35% of the world’s population of Greenland and White-fronted Geese spend winter in this area. They feed by day on the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and return each evening to roost in the relative safety of the sand bar, on the southern tip of the Raven.

 

Wexford Town

Only 5 minutes drive from Raven Holiday Home Park and you will find yourself in Wexford Town. A maritime town whose very name underscores it's Viking origin. Wexford Town lies on the south side of Wexford Harbour, located at the estuary of the River Slaney. Wexford offers the visitor a delightful maze of meandering streets, lanes and passage-ways. Everywhere is the all prevailing sense of a maritime centre of great antiquity. At its core is tangible evidence of its Norman period, especially in its delightfully presented Heritage Centre, in the fully restored Westgate Tower.

 

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve - an area of International importance for wildfowl and waders.

Situated only  4 kms from Curracloe is the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, an area  where the flat landscape and wide shallow harbour with its sandbars and mud banks provide safe areas to feed, loaf, roost and breed waders and wildfowl.

From early October through to the middle of April, the North and South Slobs and the Harbour are home to thousands of ducks, geese, swans and waders making this a site of major international importance for wildfowl and waders.  In addition, during spring and autumn, large number of birds on migration stop to feed in these rich areas.

Children and adults alike can spend hours at the visitors centre learning all about the wildfowl and history of this area. 

 

The Irish National Heritage Park 

The Irish National Heritage Park is located just over 6 miles from Curracloe and stretches over 35 acres of woodland, wetland, estuary and uplands.  It has 16 separate sites dotted through unspoiled landscape,  It features houses, farms, and ritual centres of our long-vanished ancestors offering a unique perspective on the past.

Visitors may embark on a guided tour with one of the costume guides or stroll at their own leisure. Activities for kids include wattling your own house, panning for cold and rock art. There is also a fantastic gift shop where souvenirs can be purchased and the Fulacht Fiadh restaurant serves delicious main courses, desserts and tea/coffee. There is something for everyone here at the Irish National Heritage Park.

It is located off the Dublin N11 Rosslare Road N25.

 

Wells House

Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens,  a great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford and 14.5 km from Curracloe.   Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy and share.

Just some of the activities are:   The Lady Frances Woodland Walk,  Adventure playground, Wells House Archery, Falconry and a visit to Mrs Stone’s tearoom for morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas is a must.   There is also the beautiful Terrace Gardens and the house tour. For crafters and a special gift for friends and families the Craft Courtyard provides the perfect showcase for contemporary arts and crafts.

Wells house is on the R741 road from Wexford to Gorey and approximately  14.5 km  miles from Curracloe.