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This Georgian gem was home to three families before we were able to call it home ourselves

From its 17th-century roots to its 19th-century Victorian flair, Horetown House has been a Wexford landmark that’s stood the test of time. First built in 1692, it was a sanctuary for the Goff family until 1918. Major Lakin and Lady Kathleen Fitzgerald then claimed it, adding their own strokes to its rich tapestry. Fast forward to 1961, and enter the Young family, who transformed this Georgian gem into a guesthouse, restaurant, and equestrian center, even putting polocrosse on Ireland’s map.

Now, Horetown House is in the capable hands of the White family, and we’re passionate about more than just preserving its historical integrity. We’re cultivating a vision. Through sustainable farming, eco-conscious cooking, and mindful practices, we’re reimagining what it means to be an exclusive event venue.

The wheels began turning in 2004 when Tom, Niamh’s uncle, saw not just a building but a canvas. Inviting his sister Kate for what would be more than a mere interior design project, they restored the house with an eye to sell. But plans changed — as they often do. After Niamh and her husband Graham said their vows in a garden tent, the future became clear. Now, Niamh is steering Horetown House towards a new era as a self-sustaining country home where guests don’t just visit, but become part of a flourishing ecosystem.

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Horetown House, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +353 (0)51 565633

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