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WELCOME ABOARD HERITAGE TOURS WEXFORD WE PROVIDE BESPOKE PRIVATE BUS TOURS OF WEXFORD AND ALL OF IRELAND Enniscorthy based therefore centrally located in the the county, Heritage Tours Wexford will enable you or your group to experience all that Wexford and Ireland has to offer. Whether you are on a day trip by public bus…

James Joyce

Enniscorthy is mentioned in the Ithaca chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses as a flyleaf note in a book belonging to Leopold Bloom, where it is described as “Ennifcorthy, Co. Wicklow, the finest place in the world”.  But there is a reason why the quote hasn’t appeared on Irish Tourism posters…….he placed the town in the…

Hilton Edwards

Hilton Edwards was an English-born Irish actor and theatrical producer. His first meeting took place in the Athenaeum,Enniscorthy, Co Wexford with his partner Micheal Mac Liammoir. Deciding to remain in Dublin, the pair assisted with the inaugural production of Galway’s Irish language theatre, An Taibhdhearc. Mac Liammoir and Edwards then threw themselves into their own…

Admiral David Beatty

Admiral David Beatty (1871-1936), hero of the Battles of Scapa Flow and Jutland during the 1914-18 War, grew up on the Family Estate of Borodale, three miles from the Town of Enniscorthy.

Henry Roche

When Henry Roche of Enniscorthy Castle married Miss Josephine Shriver in 1900, the Bride from Baltimore, U.S.A. was destined to provide a link between Enniscorthy and the United States Presidency. Miss Shriver’s first cousin was Robert Sargent Shriver’s mother and Sargent Shriver married Miss Eunice Kennedy, sister of the late John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th…

John Holland

John Holland (1841-1914), a native of County Clare, went to America and invented the ‘Holland’ Submarine. He is known as ‘the Father of the Modern Submarine’ and while a member of the Christian Brothers he taught for a short time at a school in Enniscorthy.

Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray Eileen Gray (1879-1976) was born at Brownswood House, near Enniscorthy, but settled in Paris to become a renowned Designer and Architect. In the early 1920s, she flew on the first airmail service in America from New Mexico to Acapulco. She is now regarded as one of the most important Furniture Designers and Architects…

Anna Leon – Owens

Number 34 Weafer Street also known as ‘Chantemode’ was allegedly the birthplace of Anna Leon –Owens (1831-1915), who became Governess to the King of Siam. Along with her son, Tom, she was the subject of a well known book, ‘Anna and the King of Siam’, and the film with Yul Brynner, ‘The King and I’.…

Colm Toibin

Colm Toibín born in Enniscorthy in 1955 is a multi award-winning novelist. He has written several novels, short stories, and a play and was a high profile journalist as one time editor of Magill magazine. His novel The Heather Blazing won the 1993 Encore award. The Blackwater Lightship was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize…

Anthony Cronin

Another famous writer born in Slaney Street, Enniscorthy in 1928 is Anthony Cronin. Well known for his poetry he received the Marten Toonder Award for his contribution to Irish Literature. He is a founding member of Aosdána. He was one of the main architects of one of the most innovative and influential Artistic and Cultural…