Fethard-on-Sea (Irish: Fiodh Ard, meaning ‘high wood’) is a village on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

The village is a gateway to the many locations of the Hook Peninsula. Situated on the north-east side of the peninsula, it is the closest large village to Hook Head Lighthouse, Loftus Hall as well as the many beaches on the east and south coasts of the peninsula. It is also located ideally on the R734 which is one of the two roads that cut down the peninsula.

Fethard-on-Sea has an impressive main street for a village of its size. The main street is especially long and straight for an Irish village. It is also particularly wide, which is typical of settlements that grew up around a market. These features together mean that the village’s centre has a strong sense of scale and should make a interesting filming location where the village’s scale on camera is important to the filmmakers.

Located in the village is the ruined Fethard Castle. Also nearby is Fethard-on-Sea Quay. Grange Beach, Baginbun Beach and Carnivan Beach are also with 3km of the village.

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Also known as Fethard. On-sea is added to differentiate it from Fethard in Tipperary.

Population: ~300.

Parking: Street parking fits 50-100 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 30km away.

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Fethard-On-Sea, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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