Gorey & North Wexford Website.

  • Pirates Cove

    Family Adventure! This is an ideal family activity centre that will keep all the family busy, There are Fun Caves, Advetnure Golf, 10 Pin Bowling, Bumper Boats, bubble Rollers, Pirates Cove Train, Kids Karting and Archade Games. Open daily all Summer. Read More
  • Getting To North Wexford

    Here are some of the ways to get to North Wexford, including Bus, Rail & Car.
  • Village Guide

    View our guide to the local villages and towns in North Wexford.
  • Lifestyle

    The Lifestyle of North Wexford has changed over the years from a strong farming background to a thriving location for a wide variety of businesses and social activities. 


Ballycanew Wexford

Ballycanew is a rural village on the Gorey to Wexford road. The Ounavarra river which passes through the village, this has a great reputation for fishing. This picturesque village was once known as Ballyconway. An old Irish name for Ballycanew is 'Baile Gan Uaigh' - Town without a grave.

The earliest reference is 1247 when Theodore de Nevel held lands there. In 1821, the population was 1094, but following the great famine it was reduced to 361.

In the past the Furney family owned a mill, built in in 1589 and demolished in 1962. The old creamery was once a thriving industry, with an average of 2.5 million gallons of milk supplied per annum. 'Papa Rhodes' restaurant is now situated in the old creamery.

In June 1965, a bronze age grave was discovered in the Ballycanew Parish. There was a food vessel slightly damaged and broken human bones. The exact date of the burial is uncertain, but is probably more than 3,000 years old.


Ballycanew North Wexford

Visit Ballycanew Riding Centre.


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