Activities and Things to do in Wexford

As the residence of the Earls of Courtown, in its day Marlfield 4 star luxury hotel in Wexford welcomed the gentry in their pursuit of leisure. The Bowe family have maintained the traditions of country pursuits and today guests can enjoy the luxury accommodations of the house and a host of activities. We also have a croquet lawn and tennis court on the grounds and many different breeds of duck and geese and black swans on the lake. County Wexford is famous for its long white sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages, abbeys and castles and lush rolling countryside, the sunny south east is awaiting discovery.

Croquet Lawn and Tennis Court

Tennis courts and croquet are available on the grounds.

Equestrian & Hunting

County Wexford offers beautiful horse riding trails. We can arrange riding in a local riding school for people with all levels of experience. The ‘Island Hunt’ hunts in our area every week. Our team would be delighted to arrange first class horses for a day’s hunting in the south east of Ireland for our guests. Please contact us for more details.

Archery & Laser Pigeon Shooting

Marlfield House provides the perfect backdrop for both archery and laser pigeon shooting and we can arrange both for groups of 10 or more. Both are competitive and versatile sports where strength and accuracy are tested to the full.


Marlfield luxury hotel Wexford is close to many well-known Golf Clubs, which include the following:

Courtown 5 minutes, The European, Woodenbridge and Enniscorthy 25 minutes, Arklow 15 minutes, Druid’s Glen and Wexford Golf Club 45 minutes, St Helen’s Bay 55 minutes and Mount Juliet 1¼ hours. Others Golf courses in the area include Faithlegg Golf Club, Charlesland Golf Club and Blainroe. We will be happy to arrange tee times for our guests.

Kia Ora Mini Farm

Kia Ora is a spacious open farm and offers plenty of room for group tours. They have ample tractors, karts and diggers for everyone. Indoor and outdoor pet areas offer a large variety of animals that children get to hold and feed from the usual farmyard variety to some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas or pot bellied pigs.

Kia Ora Open Farm is a safe place for children to roam and learn about the animals and for adults to relax. They have an onsite coffee shop with mouth watering homebaking but picnics are also welcome with plenty of outdoor seating for those fine summer days. Adults on their own and of course couples are also welcome at the farm and many couples find it a romantic change from the normal date, especially if they love animals as much as Kia Ora Open Farm does!


County Wexford is famous for its long white sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages, abbeys and castles and lush rolling countryside, the sunny south east is awaiting discovery.


The long white sandy Wexford beaches of the east coast and the many walks and trails through the hills and lakes of Wicklow provide ample choice for the avid walker.


Wexford and Wicklow have more than a few very famous gardens including Powerscourt, Kilruddery, Mount Usher, Kilmokee, Johnstown Castle and a number of other gardens within 45 minutes drive from Marlfield. To discover gardens in County Wexford visit  Wexford Garden Trail of which Marlfield is also a member.

County Wicklow

“The Garden of Ireland” is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Glendalough and its monastic settlements, the Sally Gap and the Blessington lakes to name but a few specific spots, are all well worth a visit and just a short drive from Marlfield.


Historical Houses such as Avondale House and the splendid Russborough House are only a short distance away. Heritage sites in the area include the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, the 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy and Wexford Heritage Park.

County Kilkenny

Kilkenny is Ireland’s Medieval Capital and is the perfect destination for a day outing with its 12th Century Castle & Cathedral, Abbeys and many leading craftspersons.

Waterford Crystal

A guided tour of the famous Waterford Crystal factory where you will witness the craft of blowing and cutting glass in Ireland.

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