A dog-friendly night away in Wexford

Updated On: February 04, 2024 | Published On: July 05, 2021

By: Ruby and Claire  🐾 

Recently we decided to do an overnight stay in Wexford so after doing my research we found the lovely Brookvale B&B in Wellingtonbridge which was dog friendly. I called up to book a room to let them know we would have a dog and Pauline the host was so nice and said it was no hassle at all. Pauline herself has a golden retriever.

On our way down to Wexford, we stopped off at Kilmore Quay for some ice cream which we enjoyed sitting on a bench by the sea while Ruby ran to the water's edge.

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We checked into the B&B around 3 pm and our room was so homely and cosy with tea, coffee and water in the room. The bathroom was supplied with everything you could ask for from shampoo, conditioner, makeup remover, body wash and a shower cap plus lots more. Pauline asks if you can supply your own dog bed and bowls in which we didn't mind.
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(Collar - Alpha hounds)

From the B&B we went to Hook Lighthouse which is absolutely stunning, it is dog friendly and the views around it are just breathtaking. It is only about a 25/30 minute drive from Brookvale B&B.
(Harness - Wild Tails)

We then drove to Duncannon beach, you can drive your car down onto the beach and it is a lovely sandy beach where your dog can run freely. Ruby loved it here, she chased her ball and was delighted.
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(Harness - Wild Tails)

For dinner, we went to a local pub in Wellingtonbridge called Tir na Nog where we sat outside in the beer garden. They were more than happy for Ruby to be there and even brought her out a bowl of water without us having to ask. The food we had was delicious and the service was great. 
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After dinner, we drove back to Hook Lighthouse where we took out our fold-up chairs and watched the sunset. It was beautiful. It was a little chilly so I would recommend wrapping up warm, luckily Ruby had her Alpha hounds hoodie to keep her cosy.

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The next day we had a lovely breakfast in Brookvale, Ruby was more than welcome to sit beside us in the dining room and Pauline even gave her a boneo treat to have.

We checked out at 11 am so we decided to do some more exploring before we headed home. Pauline told us a few places that we close by so that's what we did.

First off we drove to Tintern Abbey which has lovely woodland walks around the grounds. It is only a ten-minute drive from the B&B. There is also a coffee place for you to enjoy. The actual Abbey grounds are not dog friendly which is a shame as I would have loved a photo opportunity.
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(Harness - Fred and Ginger)

We then drove to Cullenstown beach which was lovely and not too busy. It is a sandy beach, you can see the windmills near Kilmore Quay from it. It is a lovely place for a quiet walk. Ruby loved it and went swimming in the sea.

We then drove along the coast road back towards Kilmore Quay where we went for a swim in the sea with Ruby. After our swim we were feeling peckish so we went to the Saltee chipper where we got some fish and chips and sat outside where Ruby was more than welcome. 
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(Harness - Mozy Co)

All in all our trip to Wexford was a really pleasant one. I would recommend anyone looking for a dog-friendly staycation to visit Wexford as we found so many dog-friendly things to do while we were there.

Ruby and Claire 🐾

Poppy and I would like to thank both Ruby and Claire for being our first guest reviewers to contribute to our blog. By all accounts, they had a fantastic time, if you are looking for someplace to stay in Wexford, be sure to look up B&B and let Pauline know that you heard about her from Ruby on Paws Friendly. 

If you are looking for other dog-friendly staycation ideas across the rest of the country, we have hundreds of dog-friendly businesses listed on our website, www.pawsfriendly.com, or why not check out out some of our recent stays, such as a dog-friendly weekend away in Killarney, or a dog-friendly trip to the Boyne River Valley

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