Events & Things to do
Activities, Attractions & Events in Wexford
As the residence of the Earls of Courtown, in its day Marlfield 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. Marlfield House is convenient located in North Wexford and is a perfect base for exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, especially Wicklow & Wexford. 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.
Wexford Festival Opera
22 October and 3 November
68th Wexford Festival Opera is taking place between 22 October and 3 November. As every year we have a special offer for our guests available which includes everything including country house accommodation, champagne, dinner and transport to and from the festival.
The Duck Pop Up Restaurant in Wexford Town
26 October to 28 October
The Duck Pop Up Restaurant is opening doors in Wexford Town at Selskar court during the Wexford Opera Festival 2019 over the Halloween weekend. Set menu €42pp, 3 course lunch and dinner. Booking by phone only on 053 9421124.
Taste The Island Game Sunday Lunch
Marlfield House will host an Autumn Game Lunch on Sunday 24th November in the elegant Conservatory Restaurant. The Sunday lunch menu will pay homage to the abundance of wild Irish game to be found in the south east and an esteemed speaker will talk about game and how best to cook it, where is it found in Wexford and Wicklow and recommend wine pairings
Winter Wonderland Shopping Emporium
3rd December, 5pm to 9pm
Enter a treasure throve of selected gifts for family, friends, your home and yourself. Stunning jewellery, skincare products, designer gladrags, sassy shoes and hand bags, cashmere throws and baby clothes, candles, cakes and hampers and much more! Ticket price €30 includes a glass prosecco and a light fork supper. To book your tickets please call 053 9421124 or email us.
Christmas Recital with Deirdre Masterson, incl Lunch/Dinner
We are delighted to welcome back renowned Wexford Mezzo Soprano Deirdre Masterson and a host of other singers for our Christmas recitals. The recitals will entice you into the festive spirit and fill your heart with joy!
Activities & Events
Marlfield House Hotel is located 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.
Croquet Lawn and Tennis Court
Tennis courts and croquet are available on the grounds. Please enquire at the reception.
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.
Delve Deeper and immerse yourself in the stories of Wexford, the Cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East with a custom private tours with Gallivanting Tours. For more visit gallivanting.ie
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.
Various events are taking place in the South East throughout the year. For more see visitwexford.ie
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Explore the spectacular Dunbrody Famine Ship above and below deck, step back in time as costumed performers set the scene for a journey that transformed the lives of thousands and be immersed in the sights and sounds of a real life famine ship. For more visit dunbrody.com
Irish National Heritage Park
Take an incredible journey through 9000 years of Ireland’s past in our outdoor museum! Explore the world of our ancestors as you roam freely through 35 acres of woodlands and wetlands trails.
National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events the “Rebellion Experience” at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed.
Johnstown Castle Gardens, near Wexford Town, are lush ornamental gardens that adorn the castle estate, a popular destination for walks and picnics. The grounds feature a wide variety of trees and shrubs, representing the best aspects of a formal and wild garden.
Wexford Heritage Trail
An age-old gateway into Ireland, County Wexford is steeped in history dating back to the Stone Age, over 6,000 years ago. Journey through time and meet our ancestors – Celts, Christians, Vikings, Normans, French, Welsh and English – who have left us a quite remarkable heritage, unrivaled anywhere else in Ireland. For more information go to visitwexford.ie
Gardens: Wexford Garden Trail
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.
Walking: Wexford Walking Trail
In County Wexford we have a diversity of walking trails to accommodate a range of abilities and interests: mountain and hill walking; coastal; riverside; woodland; historic and scenic. For mopre information and trail maps visit wexfordwalkingtrail.ie
Walking: Wicklow Walking Trails
Marlfield is conveniently located to explore County Wicklow – The Garden of Ireland. Visit visitwicklow.ie for walking trails and maps.
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. Fore more details please enquire at the reception.
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.
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 crafts persons.
A guided tour of the famous Waterford Crystal factory where you will witness the craft of blowing and cutting glass in Ireland.
Crafts: Wexford Craft Trail
Across this historic county in the towns, villages and down country lanes you will find the studios of today’s practitioners of traditional crafts. For more information go to visitwexford.ie