Wexford Pub Guide

Irish PubsThe Irish pub is still a social gathering point and a meeting place for the community -a place where stories are told, songs sung, and there is always the possibility of an impromptu singing session.

Each Village in our locality has its own share of pubs that traditionally were combined with other business.  Pubs with grocery or hardware shops, pubs with undertakers, pubs with auctioneers and very often pubs with politicians!  
Wexford Pubs are a steadfast feature of Irish life and an integral part of the fabric of communities all over Ireland. These are some of our favourites and we have focused on the unusual and the quirky but you will be able to find and pick your own. 

If you plan to go for specific events do ring beforehand as times and dates may change but we have checked the dates for the regular events for you.

Getting there

Irish PubsWe try to give you a flavour of our favourite Wexford pubs The local Taxi service is very friendly and helpful.! With the exception of New Years eve and bank holidays does not require any advanced booking. All the pubs we have detailed can be reached in 5-20 minute from your cottage.

Local Pubs within a 15 minute journey

For a step back 60 years some shop pubs still survive as busy social centres.
In Redmonds of Raheenduff  (the next small village) it is possible to buy rashers, loaves, a hammer and nails, meal for the hens and plough parts while all the time sipping an excellent pint of Guinness or a “half one”.
Location: Raheenduff
Drive Time: 15 mins

Porters of Killenagh does not have quite the wide range of goods but the shopping and a social drink are all easily combined in a most relaxed way while all the time picking up the local news. It is a lovely pub at a quiet crossroads. The pub itself combines a counter with baked beans and local bread for sale with one Guinness tap from which the Pints are slowly poured. 
If you happen to be coming home on a sunny Wexford evening stopping off and watching the odd tractor go by with a Pint of Guinness is a highly enjoyable experience. A real throwback to Ireland of old and highly recommended.
Location: Killenagh
Drive Time: 10 Minutes

O’Brien’s Pub is a stones throw from Porters shop and bar at the crossroads in Killenagh. It is a most picturesque thatched pub and is close to Colm Murphys racing Stables where Brave Inca was trained.
Many of the punters have a lively interest in the racing. A good place for a tip for the Wexford races or the Point to Point race.
Location: Killenagh
Drive Time: 10 Minutes

Hammel’s in Kilmuckridge Village (another pub and undertakers!) is an old established pub in the centre of the village has an intimate small bar as part of a larger pub.  It is a terrific place for a local welcome and information about the history and families of the area.  They have live music during the summer months and serve the best pint of Guinness in the area.
Location: Kilmuckridge
Drive Time: 2 Minutes

The Strand Bar in Cahore is in a stunning location overlooking the sea at Cahore Pier with lovely views over a broad bay to Tara Hill and Wicklow.  The views are breath taking on a sunny day.
You can walk to the bar from the entrance at Morriscastle Beach. Please see our mapped walked section.
It takes about an hour to walk along the shore and over the cliff from Morriscastle Beach to the bar. The bar itself is open all summer long. It does on occasion have variable opening times during the winter period so do ring ahead to make sure you can have a sandwich and pint when you arrive.
Location: Cahore
Drive Time: 12 Minutes

The Schooner in Ballygarrett is a real village pub where people of all ages mix and mingle. You will find the Schooner opposite Pat Redmonds shop in the village. The high church tower you can see on the other side of the road dates from 1838 - the previous Church having been burnt. Its windows were made by Harry Clarke, a famous stain glass artist of the early 1920’s. The seats in the Church are actually made of teak from the wreck of The Irrawaddy, a ship that sank off Cahore, in around 1856.
Location: Ballygarrett:
Drive Time: 10 Minutes

Sean Og’s bar is in Kilmuckridge. For sheer fun go to the Irish Night on Tuesdays. People are most welcoming to visitors and if you try the set dancing be prepared –it is not for the faint hearted. During the summer there are excellent programmes for children and families. Their varied bar food menu available all day until 8pm.
Drive Time: 2 Minutes

Redmonds at Scarawalsh is just outside Enniscorthy. It is virtually unchanged from the turn of the last century. It only opens at night and but if you are interested in older traditional pubs it must be one of the very few left in Ireland.
Location: Enniscorthy
Drive Time: 20 Minutes

Mackens is a pub with an undertaker! It is in the centre of Wexford town opposite the Bull Ring where the farmers market is held at the weekends.  It is an old style pub friendly, easy going and has a great view of the busy square.  A seat at the bar pretty well guarantees a feel for all that is going on in the town particularly if you pick your seat carefully! It also has a fantastic pint of Guinness. If you have been shopping for food and wine in Wexford it is a great spot to have a pint before heading home for dinner or to cook.
Location: Wexford
Drive Time: 20 Minutes

The Centenary Stores or The Stores as it is know locally is just off the Quay. The pub has a great athmosphere and a lively crowd. On Sundays from 12.30pm to 2pm it is home to excellent Traditional Music Sessions. Weekend nights it is a very lively spot.
Location: Wexford
Drive time: 20 Minutes

The Sky in the Ground on the Main Street has traditional music sessions mid-week Monday to Wednesday and on the First Friday of every month has an Irish language and traditional music session. Upstairs, over the pub is the fine dining restaurant Le Tire Bouchon www.letirebouchon.ie
Location: Wexford
Drive time: 20 minutes

Pubs in Gorey

Frenchs has to be one of the oldest pubs in Wexford.  A pub with a farm supply business and a grocery. Frenchs has been in the same family for four generations. It is a real gathering center.  Traditional Music session from 9.30pm on Thursdays are well worth a visit.
Location: Gorey
Drive time: 15 minutes

Pubs in Enniscorthy

Antique Tavern is a tiny pub overlooking the Slaney in Enniscorthy town. It has a local and friendly clientele and a good pint of Guinness. It is a real taste of Wexford. There are live sessions on Wednesday nights.
Location: Enniscorthy
Drive time: 20 minutes

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