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Wexford Area recommnedation for families

  • 23-08-2022 9:45am
    Registered Users Posts: 20

    Recently returned to Ireland from abroad with my young family (3 kids under 8). Originally from Dublin but have no interest in living there. Have been looking in Wicklow& Wexford at more rural properties near the sea, but close enough to a small town/ school (15min drive).

    Have looked at greystones/ Delgany/ Newtownmountkennedy , they all seem fairly pricey to live in a small house in an estate.

    Also looked in wexford.. Castletown/Tara Hill/ Ballymoney, better bang for your buck, but how is the community/ lifestyle there with kids? Is there a big sporting community? Do kids bus to school in Gorey?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated thank you!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,812 ✭✭✭spaceHopper

    What about closer to Enniscorty, my outlaws have a house near ballykeen and it looks like a nice village, primary school there. Nice beaches near by and schools in Enniscorty

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,914 ✭✭✭TheMilkyPirate

    In Wexford close to the sea/beach and 10-15 minutes to Wexford town you have screen/curracloe/blackwater/castlebridge. All lovely communities and plenty of GAA/sport around for the kids as well. There's a primary school in curracloe and any amount of primary/secondary in Wex town.

    Further south in Wexford you have Rosslare strand which is right on the coast and is a lovely area also only 15 minutes to the bigger Wexford town.

    Wexford town itself has some nice communities just outside town boundaries and a 5-10 minute spin into town. Barntown/cleariestown/piercestown/murrintown.

    I genuinely wouldn't have a bad word to say about any of the areas I've mentioned.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,972 ✭✭✭Marcusm

    Tara Hill and Castletown would still be mostly permanent population. Castletown has a very active GAA scene. Tara Hill has a national school as does Castletown. I would expect secondary school for all would be Gorey with a choice of three secondaries. Ballymoney would have a much greater influence from holidaymakers.

    the alternative would be Gorey itself if you want to stay within striking distance of Dublin and/or need to commute part time.