Marsh Mere Lodge is located in a very scenic area on Waterford harbour. We are only 2km from the Passage East Car Ferry which links our area of County Wexford with County Waterford making Marsh Mere an ideal base from which to visit the coastline of both sides of the harbour where there are numerous beaches, seaside villages, golf courses, cafes, bars and restaurants. Marsh Mere is nine miles from historic Waterford City by way of the Passage East Car Ferry. As well as experiencing the natural beauty of the area there are many places of interest to visit.
Hook Head Lighthouse
"Hook Head Lighthouse is ranked number one in the Lonely Planet Guide's world wide selection of light houses. It is arguably the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Hook Head is a place of natural beauty. There is a cafe and visitors centre at the lighthouse and guided tours of the lighthouse are available.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
The Dunbrody Famine Ship sits at the Quayside in New Ross, 12 miles from Marsh Mere Lodge. The ship is a authentic replica of a famine ship which took emigrants to the USA in the 1840s. There is a visitor centre and cafe beside the ship and guided tours are given.
Tintern Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey built in the 13th century. The abbey itself is steeped in history and a guided tour is available. There is a lovely tea room on site. The abbey is situated beside a forest with many paths to wander. Hidden in the forest is the wonderful Colclough Walled Garden, a large walled garden recently restored to it's 19th century glory with the help of local volunteers.
Our part of County Wexford is famous for it's association with American President John F Kennedy. President Kennedy's great grandfather came from nearby Duganstown. The President visted the Kennedy Homestead in 1963. The Kennedy Homestead is open to visitors for most of the year.