When you take a holiday in Ireland, you need to come prepared. This stunning country is a veritable green and pleasant land, but with that comes high rainfall, especially in winter and changeable weather throughout the year. Hookless Holiday Homes in Wexford is located in the sunny South East and are lucky to have some of the best weather in the country.

However, by being prepared and packing the essentials, you will make the most of what Wexford has to offer, come rain or shine.

When to visit Wexford?

You can holiday in Wexford all year round and each season has its charms.

Spring in Wexford sees the beautiful countryside come to life, and it is breathtaking to see everything start to bloom. This is a great time to visit if you love gardens, or walking the beautiful trails through the countryside. There are also lots of great family activities to keep the little ones happy no matter the weather, with lots of opportunities to connect with nature and take part in some great activities. May is actually the sunniest month, and the fresh spring air and stunning countryside really looks its best at this time of the year.

Summer in Wexford is amazing, as we receive more sunshine and warmer weather than anywhere in the country. Our beaches are spectacular, we have outdoor activities a plenty and you can take to the water to kayak, SUP or swim. Summer is a wonderful time to explore the beautiful gardens and heritage sights around Wexford, visit the many farms and petting zoos and explore Ireland’s history in the National Heritage Park.

Pack your towel, swimming things, bucket and spade, a picnic and then hit the beach, we’ve got so many to choose from! The white sand, clean water and stunning countryside makes Wexford beaches a must for your summer holiday in Ireland. The warmest and driest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 17°C.

Autumn in Wexford is a beautiful season! We love how the season changes the countryside and greens are replaced by Autumn browns and oranges. It’s a great time for hiking, cycling and walking on the many excellent trails. This is the time to visit if you love nature, as migrating birds flock to our coasts and you can go on whale watching excursions from the Hook Peninsula.

We recommend a visit to Ballycross Apple Farm to pick your own pumpkin and carve it for the window of your self-catering cottage.

Winter in Wexford is a magical time of year thanks to the twinkling Christmas lights and lots of festive activities to enjoy. Although December is the wettest month here and January is the coldest month, grab your brolly and wrap-up warm then head out to explore. The towns look their best during this time and The Wonderous Wexford Winterland is a must visit. The festival launches on the 27th of November with a parade through the streets of Wexford and the switching on of the Christmas lights. Until the 5th of January, the whole family can enjoy festive fun with Wexford on Ice, one of Ireland’s biggest ice rinks located on Wexford Quay.

From December 1st Santa is in town! Santa’s North Pole Experience is a captivating and immersive adventure and a chance to meet Santa and experience the magic of Christmas. This time of year we love the cosy pubs with roaring fires, enjoying delicious local produce in the restaurants and markets and enjoying some retail therapy in some of the great shopping centres and high streets dotted around the region.

What to pack for your holiday in Wexford?

Layers – Because the weather can be changeable, we recommend packing and wearing layers which you can remove or add depending on the temperature and whether you’re in a sheltered or more exposed spot. It can get quite windy, and of course we do get quite a lot of rain here, so a waterproof and wind resistant jacket is definitely a must. You’ll want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and get active, so layers are great when you’re working up a sweat on your bike, or hiking through the hills.

A hat – Hats are an essential whenever you visit. We’d recommend a woolly hat for winter and a sun hat for summer, as we are in the warmest sunniest spot and you want to protect yourself.

An umbrella – There’s no getting around it, we get a lot of rain in Wexford, hence our lush green countryside. So a small umbrella is a must to have in your bag, at any time of year.

Comfortable footwear – There’s so much to explore in Wexford that comfortable, sturdy footwear is a must. Waterproof hiking boots or hiking shoes are a good option, as they will protect your feet, keep you dry and let you take to the many wonderful trails in the area. In the summer, hiking sandals can be a good option if you’re walking down to one of our many beautiful beaches.

Drinks, a picnic or some snacks – When you’re exploring the beautiful trails the countryside is stunning, but some are quite remote, so make sure you’re prepared. We always pack our reusable water bottle, some snacks or a picnic and a flask with a hot drink or soup for the colder months of the year. Taking a rest and admiring a spectacular view with a delicious picnic is incredible.

Sun cream – They don’t call it the sunny south east for nothing and we have such clean air that the sun can be quite strong, so make sure you protect your skin from the sun, especially when visiting in the spring and summer months.

Where to stay in Wexford?

On your holidays in Wexford we recommend choosing self-catering accommodation in a beautiful setting, right by the sea for maximum flexibility and convenience. You can get away from it all, connect with nature and have a wide range of activities on your doorstep in Hook Peninsula.

Hookless Holiday Homes offer 67 self-catering houses in beautiful surroundings, but also a village setting with play areas, sports fields, and easy access to a beautiful beach and the iconic Hook Lighthouse.

The houses are modern, comfortable and warm, with open fires for the winter and communal BBQ areas and terraces with stunning views for the summer months. The fully equipped kitchen means you can buy and cook with some of the amazing local produce.

Pack up a fantastic picnic for a day out, or enjoy a lovely meal while relaxing in the evening watching a movie or playing games while the kids sleep.