This route will take you along the beautiful coastline south of Wexford and into the marvellous countryside of Carlow. Begin at Wexford, the town that was originally founded by Vikings in the 800 AD. Here you will see Johnstown Castle, Wexford Bullring and the Selskar Abbey. Drive north along R741 coastal road to the beaches at Curracloe and Courtown, and then on to Gorey. From there, head back south toward Enniscorthy on the banks of the River Slaney, where you’ll find The Enniscorthy Castle, St Aidan’s Cathedral and the National 1798 visitor centre.
Return 8km back to take the N80 to the market town of Bunclody. Drive on to Kiltealy and the Georgian city of Borris, then east along to Graiguenamanagh at the foot of Brandon Hill in the beautiful Barrow Valley, and home to the 13th Century Duiske Abbey. Continue through St Mullins to the port town of New Ross, where you can see the Dunbrody Famine Ship, and the Hook Lighthouse, that has been a beacon as early as the 5th Century. From New Ross, head back to Wexford via the N25.