16/07/2013. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Ireland’s Largest Heritage Trail Launched. Pictured at Well’s House in County Wexford launching Ireland’s largest Heritage Trail, the ‘Wexford Heritage Trail which offers a tour of thirty-two historic sites across the county. Pictured are Louise Cullen as Lady Frances and Naoise Murphy as Kathleen – photograph Patrick Browne
3pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Ireland’s Largest Heritage Trail Launched in Wexford
Minister for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has launched a brand new Heritage Trail featuring a variety of thirty-two different historical sites and attractions across the county of Wexford today (3pm Tuesday, July 16).
For the first time ever, Wexford’s history, culture and landscape sites and attractions are now presented on a driving route trail of the county.
Launching the new tourism product Minister Ring said: ‘We all know that tourists are attracted to an area by activities and attractions. I am very impressed with the range of attractions on offer here in Wexford and the way they are being presented to visitors in this new initiative. This heritage trail should be a great success in persuading overseas and domestic visitors to come and visit this county which is rich in history and beauty. The key thing now is to market this on the internet and internationally, and to persuade tour operators to include it on their itineraries.’
The trail was collaborated under a programme designed by Wexford Local Development following an intensive three-month training programme, which brought the heritage attractions together to plan and design the formation of the Trail offering.
Commenting at the trail launch, Chairperson of the Wexford Heritage Trail Jacqui Hynes said, “This initiative has been a great success and we are delighted to be launching Ireland’s largest Heritage Trail here in Wexford. This trail spans the entire county and really has something to offer to those hugely interested in history and al