Having spent much of my childhood summers in a caravan near Gorey, Co. Wexford, my memories are of long stretches of sandy beaches, bustling towns and BBQ’s. While I know the coastline from Wicklow down as far as Rosslare pretty well, when I was writing the Time Out Guide I had to explore the southern part of the county. During my trip I fell in love with the weather crafted Hook Peninsula and the area around it. Read more
I love food. Let me clarify, I love good food. On holidays, I awake to thoughts of what will be on the breakfast buffet; fresh local fruit, baked pastries and a variety of home-made breads and jams. Freshly brewed coffee and eggs of some type. Whilst eating breakfast I fantasize what I will have for lunch. Afternoons are spent prowling side-streets in search of the perfect dinner venue. Peering in restaurant windows, reading menus and eyeing other diners dishes is akin to visiting a museum for me.
I spent countless summers in Wexford as a child, however when it came to writing about Wexford for the Time Out Guide I found myself a little perplexed. I knew all the places to visit as far as Rosslare, but rounding the headland onto the southern coast, I was oblivious.
Thus ensued another road trip. One rainy Saturday morning we set off in time to make the farmers market in Enniscorthy. I’d heard they did good coffee and tasty snacks, so we skipped breakfast in anticipation.What we didn’t expect was the sun to shine while we sat back and enjoyed fresh apple juice, muffins and delicious coffee. We agreed this boded well for our journey.