Wexford Mini Break - Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of the Wexford Mini Break Blog, click the link if you haven't read the Wexford Mini Break Part One yet.

Our accommodation, the lovely Brandon House Hotel, was an ideal base for our staycation. It's convenient location between the two towns of Wexford and Waterford meant that there was a wide variety of places to see and things to do nearby. 

The Third Day of Our Wexford Mini Break

After a great sleep in our spacious, comfortable room, we indulged in another delicious breakfast from the buffet. Then we were ready to go and explore.


We set off for the neighbouring County Waterford, where we visited the popular seaside town of Tramore. 

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

We visited the delightful Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens where we explored the trails that meandered around the garden for a few hours, enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens and the birds singing. The plants, trees and themes used in the 11 different areas were delightful and it was very interesting to learn about Patrick Lafcadio Hearn's whose life embraced several different parts of the world, these all being reflected in the gardens.

The Big Strand

Our mini break to Wexford on the south coast of Ireland would not be complete without a walk on The Big Strand, Tramore's glorious, sandy,  5km beach. We walked - walked and walked some more and then famished we went in search of somewhere to get something to eat. 

We found a lovely café that had the most amazing food..... One look at the menu told me that we were going to find something incredible to eat there. It tasted so good that I even forgot to take a photograph, I was enjoying it so much! 

The café was called Mezze and it specialises in Middle Eastern Food, using local producers and suppliers. We really enjoyed our meal; the flavours and tastes made it a truly delectable meal. It was amazing and although they were getting close to closing time, they didn't rush us, so we got to savour every bite.

The Fourth and Final Day Of Our Wexford Mini Break

After our final night's sleep at the lovely Brandon House Hotel, and a final breakfast from the incredible buffet, we packed our belongings and were on the road to one last place before going home.

Curraghmore House

The final place to visit on our Wexford mini break was Curraghmore House, the ancestral home of the Marquis of Waterford. The tour guide, a lady who had grown up in the nearby village was very knowledgeable about the family's history in connection with the house, grounds, and surrounding area. She shared lots of information and stories as she guided us around the house. 

The house is still lived in full time by the family, therefore there is a limit to how much of the house you are taken around, but this in my opinion only adds to the authenticity of what you are being shown.  

The Shell House which is also part of the tour is beautiful and it is hard to imagine how many hours it must have taken to create it. We took a small walk around the gardens which are amazing before visiting the tea rooms in the courtyard for a bit of lunch, which was absolutely fabulous. 

Unfortunately, we didn't have as much time as we would have liked to spend exploring the gardens as it was time to get on the road for home.

That brought our short holiday in Wexford to an end. We had a fabulous time; the glorious sunny weather of course was a blessing. We are thankful for all the lovely people that we met and are grateful to have been able to go to so many wonderful places. 

Thank you for reading my blog today, I hope you enjoyed it. 

Until the next time may your world be filled with love, peace and happiness.

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