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Killiane Castle provides the ideal base when visiting Wexford,

The cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East

From heritage, arts and culture, to stunning beaches, outdoor experiences and more adventurous activities that will take your breath away, there is much to explore and entertain here in Wexford.  All while you enjoy the benefits of a warm and cosy place to rest and rejuvenate at our award-winning family-run guesthouse where your comfort is our priority. After a hearty breakfast, head off to explore all that Wexford has to offer. Below are a few options to whet your appetite.

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Johnstown Castle

Estate, Museum & Gardens

Johnstown Castle is a favourite for all ages and interests. Just five-minutes from Killiane Castle, the spectacular grounds include three lakes, ornamental gardens and parklands designed by Daniel Robertson (also Powerscourt, Wells House), a play area, and a café alongside the impressive gothic-revival castle at the heart of the Estate. A tour of the castle is not to be missed!

It is also home to an impressive agricultural museum, which brings the visitor on a fascinating journey through the evolution of rural Ireland since the 1800s. Depicted through nineteen exhibitions including a Famine Exhibition, the most shocking period in Ireland’s past, also the inspiring story of rural recovery.

Photo Courtesy Failte Ireland

Kilmore Quay

Killiane Castle is just a short drive to the bustling fishing village of Kilmore Quay and the Saltee Islands. 

Visit the islands from April to September when the Atlantic Puffins will also be making their annual visit. Boats run daily, subject to weather conditions and tickets can be booked directly thorugh the ferry website at this link: Saltee Ferry Bookings

Seafood is plentiful with local bars and restaurants serving up the freshest catch. Multi Award-winning Mary Barry’s Bar and Restaurant in Kilmore village operates a courtesy bus for customers which we are happy to arrange for you.

Ballycross Apple Farm, one of our local suppliers is also en-route to Kilmore Quay. The farm is open to the public from August through to November generally. Pick your own apples, explore one of the farm trails or relax in the courtyard with some refreshments.

Top Tip: Don't miss the Pumpkin Patch, Witches Village and other activities at Halloween on Ballycross Apple Farm.

Nearby tourist attractions and activities

(Within 90 minutes drive)

Plan your visit throughout Ireland’s Ancient East and onwards to the Wild Atlantic Way

Photos included in this section are courtesy of Failte Ireland. Photo of Cork City courtesy of Chris Hill

Leisure Activities at Killiane Castle

As part of your stay enjoy some leisure activities on our own grounds.

Step Back in Time

Climb the 15th century Norman tower and take in a 360 degree panoramic view of your surroundings.

Croquet sticks on the lawn at Killiane Castle

Croquet / Tennis

Enjoy a game of croquet on long summer days. Or  tennis on our hard tennis court located beside the house.

Driving Range

Golf Driving Range

We have a 300 meter floodlit driving range on the grounds. Open Daily. €2 for 30 balls.  Enquiries  (087) 910 8244

Killiane Farm Walk Sign

Nature Trail

Follow the tree lined waymarked nature trail through the woodland emerging down at the canal. Follow the waymarks back through the farm pastures where the cattle graze.

Visit the Donkeys

The paddock beside the castle is home to Ronnie and Vinnie Rehomed from Donkey Sanctuary Ireland, they are friendly and rather partial to an apple or carrot, and love to greet our guests.

Bee Farm Tours

Embark on a remarkable journey into the captivating world of bees. Join the team in discovering the secret life of bees at Killiane, a tour for  enthusiasts of all ages. Enquire at Reception.