Conveniently Located Three-Bedroom Home

Conveniently Located Three-Bedroom Home

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This is a newly redecorated three-bedroom house, very comfortable and welcoming.
It's located in a quiet cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors and it has a garden back and front. There are great views of Vinegar Hill, which overlooks the town.
The house has oil-fired central heating.
The kitchen has the usual appliances with microwave oven and a washer-dryer, and a breakfast bar.
The living room has satellite TV and there is a dining area in the other living room.

Enniscorthy is a picturesque town in the center of County Wexford, the South East corner of Ireland. It is easily reached with a direct bus link from Dublin Airport. The town has pedestrianised shopping areas and we can recommend quite a few award-winning restaurants and pubs where the food is excellent!
You can view the County Wexford tourism video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-V9w1ZTKC8
The River Slaney cuts through the town, and there are pleasant walks by its banks, with public playgrounds for the children. The town center boasts a Norman castle dating from the 12th century, which is open to the public, having just been totally refurbished. One floor of the Castle is devoted to an exhibition of the furniture of Eileen Gray, an Enniscorthy native.
You can see the Enniscorthy Light Show here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVmuALg_UB8
There are festivals held here during the summer, including the County Wexford Strawberry Fair and the Street Rhythms Dance Festival, which has attracted dance troupes from all over the world. In September we have the Blackstairs Blues Festival, named for the nearby mountains.
Our house is close to the 1798 Centre, which tells the story of the local uprising of that year, with a gift shop and cafe. Our local library is in the other direction, about a two minute walk. There are many sporting activities in the area, and there is even a summer camp for children organised by the local sports organisations.
There is a Greyhound Racing Stadium, which provides a fun family evening out. There are sandy beaches nearby, one of which is called Curracloe, where part of Steven Spielberg's film "Saving Private Ryan" was made. We also recommend the award-winning Hook Lighthouse for a fun day out!
Enniscorthy is on the main bus route and rail link to Dublin, so it is very easy to plan day trips there. It is also close to Rosslare Europort, where there are ferry crossings to France and the UK.

We are Mike and Mary, a couple in our fifties.
We have two adult daughters who may avail of the swap in our stead.
We are both retired; Mike was a car mechanic and I was a piano teacher.
We enjoy going to vintage car rallies and the movies and I like to play the piano. We also enjoy do-it-yourself home improvements.
We like Enniscorthy because it is a pretty town with pedestrianised streets and beautiful views of Vinegar Hill and the nearby Blackstairs Mountains.
We lived in Brooklyn, New York for eleven years and we miss it!
We would like to return to Brooklyn as we have friends and family there.

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