John F . Kennedy Arboretum

John F. Kennedy Arboretum, on the Hook Head Peninsula near New Ross, is one of the top places to visit in Wexford. It is a spectacular 622 acre Irish heritage park—a perfect destination for a family day out on the land.

Home to thousands of species of trees, shrubs, and flowers, its highlights include two fascinating visitor exhibitions, one devoted to President John F. Kennedy and the other to the arboretum itself.

Perfect for a Woodland Walk
Signed woodland walks, weave the arboretum grounds in a patchwork of hidden rest points, exotic trees lining the lake, colourful world class gardens, and a picnic area near the playground for activities for kids. You can see six different counties from the spectacular viewing points on nearby Slieve Coillte.

Read more about the John. F Kennedy Arboretum here:

The arboretum is bicycle and dog-on-a-lead friendly and most of the walks are tarmacked, making it accessible for wheelchairs and prams. The cafe, visitor centre, toilets and shop are also wheelchair accessible.

(12 min drive from the Dunbrody Famine Ship)