FESTIVALS IN WEXFORD
 
 
THE HERITAGE AND CULTURAL
COUNTY OF WEXFORD
 
 
CURRACLOE BEACH
CO WEXFORD
 
 
THE HOOK LIGHTHOUSE
AND VISITOR CENTRE
 
 
LOFTUS HALL
 
 
JOHNSTOWN CASTLE GARDENS
& IRISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
 
 
JFK MEMORIAL PARK
& ARBORETUM
 
 
TINTERN ABBEY
WEXFORD, IRELAND
 
 
WARREN FARM
GUEST COTTAGES
 
 
WEXFORD HERITAGE TRAIL
 
 

WARREN FARM GUEST COTTAGES

If you are searching for a gorgeous, friendly place to stay that provides you with everything you need to explore Ireland, then take a look at Warren Cottages, five unique cottages in the Sunny South East of Ireland!

Located in picturesque County Wexford, they are 2 hours from Cork and Dublin and close to the medieval cities of Waterford and Kilkenny, and major attractions like Waterford Crystal, The Rock of Cashel, and the Blarney Stone.

Rich in emigrant history, the area near New Ross is the ancestral home of former American President John F Kennedy, a large statue of whom proudly stands on the quayside. Here the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship provides a unique insight into the heritage of families who trace their roots back to Ireland and nearby the Emigrant Eternal Flame sculpture reminds us of those who had to leave Ireland for a better life abroad.  New Ross also boasts the wonderful Ros Tapestry where visitors can admire the many large hand-stitched panels depicting the early and Norman history of the New Ross area and Hook Peninsula.  Also, nearby is the National Heritage Park with walks and trails depicting life in Ireland through the ages.

The wonderful rich landscape has patchworks of fields, rolling hills and fertile river valleys with a fabulous rugged coastline, unspoiled beautiful sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages and medieval forts, castles and abbeys, all presided over by the stately Hook Lighthouse, the oldest functioning lighthouse in Europe.

ABOUT THE WARRENS

Warren Farm gets its name from Patricia's family, the Warrens, who have lived at Warren Farm for many generations.  The current farmhouse was built in the early 1800's, or earlier, and it was later enlarged and then given a second story in 1905.  

Warrens have owned the farm since about 1860, although family ownership goes back further on the female line, with the name changing through marriage, as has happened again when Patricia's surname changed from Warren to Knight!

In the past, the farm enterprises have been mixed and varied, According to the needs of the family & wider community at any given time.  Crops of barley, wheat and sugar beet and even tobacco plants were grown, and there was grazing for beef cattle, cows and sheep.

During World War II Patricia's grandfather bought Piltown Bacon Company to process and distribute the bacon produced from the piggeries. There was a Sausage factory in part of what is now Doyle's Cottage, which Patricia's grandfather left the business of farming to his sons and farm workers, while he set up other business activities in the farm yard, which included coach-building, trailer-making and the manufacture of various farm implements such as ladders, sack trucks, wheel-barrows etc. There was always work available at Warrens - you would be given a paintbrush, a saw, sprong, shovel or work in the house where lots of help was needed too!

There are lots of farm buildings as a result of its varied history!

Roger was born in Nottingham but he has now lived in Ireland for longer than he ever did in the U.K.!

In the more recent past, Roger & Patricia have had an intensive sheep rearing operation, but market forces meant that this was no longer viable, with very little reward for lots of hard work!  

At the moment the farm enterprise is mainly tillage, with some grazing for cattle and sheep, and the farmyard stables and stone outbuildings have been converted into individual cottages, while preserving most of their original beauty and character.

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