Selskar Abbey Wexford
Location: Wexford Town Co.Wexford

Listing Description

Selskar Abbey is a 12th-century structure that replaced a pre-Christian temple dedicated to Odin. The complex, which is part of the Westgate Heritage Tower, was the location where the first Anglo-Irish treaty was signed. In 1172, Henry II also spent Lent at the abbey, as he did penance for having Thomas Becket beheaded. After years of suppression, the abbey was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1649. The present Protestant church was built in 1818.


Tourist and Visitors


Opening Times

3 pm Monday – Saturday
From March 1st – October 31st

A guided tour of the Medieval abbey. Discover the wonders of this historic gem

Tour departs from An Tobar, Westgate, at 3pm, Monday – Saturday.

€3 per person. No advance booking required.


Selskar Wexford Town Wexford

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