KILRANE,  CO. WEXFORD.     TELEPHONE : 00353 539133468     EMAIL : oldorchardlodge@eircom.net
 

Old Orchard Lodge is a luxurious and modern
family run guesthouse set in quiet surrounding
2km from Rosslare Ferryport.





LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Golf
With six championship courses, County Wexford is a golfers paradise.

The wonderful natural terrain around our coastline provides superb link and parkland courses.

St. Helen's Bay Golf & Country Club and Rosslare Golf Club are only a few minutes drive away.
Rosslare Golf Club

Angling
It is easy to reach the rich fishing grounds around Wexford from Old Orchard Lodge B&B,
with over 200 km of coastline, it is one of our greatest resources.

Shore angling is also a very popular pastime among the locals who can direct you the best
locations.

Wexford County possesses an abundance of clean rivers and lakes to cater for the coarse and game angler; the Rivers Barrow and Slaney are the two largest rivers.
Kilmore Quay, Wexford.

Equestrian
With horse riding being such a popular leisure activity in Wexford, it's no wonder that we have such a selection of excellent equestrian centres to choose from.

As well as leisure riding, guests can avail of quality-approved instruction for riders of all standards, along with cross-country, show jumping, dressage and polocrosse.
Equestrian Sports in Wexford

Johnstown Castle
The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their
surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at
Johnstown Castle.

The mature woodlands and lakes of this demesne provide the
 perfect
setting for this turreted, battlemented and machicolated castle
of gleaming silver-grey ashlar, built between 1810 and 1855 and
incorporating part of a more ancient castle.
Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

Hook Lighthouse
Visit one of the Oldest Operational Lighthouses in the World.

Hook Head, wild and elemental, tranquil and serene, in its serenity hides the treachery
which bewaits unsuspecting mariners.
Little wonder that William Marshall earl of Pembrokeshire undertook the building of the
lighthouse in the early 13th
century as a navigational aid to guide his ships into Waterford
Harbour
.
Hook Lighthouse, Wexford.

Irish National Heritage Park
The Irish National Heritage Park depicts many settlements in Ireland from 7000 BC
to the arrival of the Norman's in the 12th century. Stroll through the park with it's
homesteads, places of ritual, burial modes with long forgotten remains.

Your sense's come alive with sights and sounds stretching back 900 years.
Irish National Heritage Park Wexford.

Dunbrody Famine Ship
The original Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec, Canada, for the Graves family of
New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1845.
She carried many emigrants to the new world from 1845-1870.

The Dunbrody Project involved the construction of a full scale sea-going replica.

The Dunbrody was finished in early 2001 and is now open to visitors at the quayside in New Ross.
Dunbrody Famine Ship, Wexford.

Walking in Wexford
Wexford's gentle countryside is surpassed for walkers by its beaches.
Rosslare, Carne, St. Helens, Ballyhealy are all just a short drive away
from
Old Orchard Lodge B&B.

We will try to keep you in touch with the comfort stops and suggest
interesting refuelling stops such as the Lobster Pot in Carne for
 lunch.
For the long haul walker there are sections of the Wexford Way, the
coastal path from Blackwater to Hook to challenge.

South East Coastal Walks :
www.southeastcoastalwalks.ie
Walking in Wexford

Rosslare Strand
Old Orchard Lodge B&B is situated within 10 minutes drive of Rosslare Strand, where you can
enjoy 5 miles of safe, sandy beach (E.U. Blue Flag Awarded).

Enjoying a dry climate with hours of glorious sunshine, Rosslare's excellent amenities will
provide the activity and enjoyment or simple relaxation you seek.

Rosslare also offers something for every fisherman from beach fishing to sea angling.
Rosslare Strand, Wexford.

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, on 252 hectares contains over 4,500 types of trees
and shrubs, 200 forest plots, rhododendrons, dwarf conifers, lake, viewing point,
tea room and visitor centre with an audio-visual show.
J F Kennedy Arboretum, Wexford.

Wexford Wildlife Reserve
Wexford is widely known as the best county in Ireland for bird watching.
This is a well-equipped visitor centre and has many exhibitions and an informative
audio visual show.
The park is sign-posted just outside Wexford town on the R741 between Ferrybank and
Castlebridge.
Wexford Wildlife Reserve