Courtown

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Name Courtown County Wexford Nearest Town Gorey Access Road R742 About Courtown in north County Wexford has been a popular summer holiday resort for Dublin people at least since tourists started to arrive in 1863, when the railway line from Dublin was extended to reach nearby Gorey Town.

Courtown is situated on the Irish Sea coast and is the most northerly of the many beaches and resorts that populate Wexford, particularly on the south coast on the Celtic Sea.

It is also referred to as Courtown Harbour and has merged into the adjoining village of Riverchapel.

Courtown lies beside the market town of Gorey and is a popular holiday destination.

Courtown can boost that it has the lowest recorded rainfall in Ireland.

Both villages have many caravan parks and holiday homes.

In recent years significant urbanization has taken place, especially in the Riverchapel area, just south of Courtown.

This has drawn much criticism from locals and heritage organizations who see the once quiet village with large housing estates now home to commuters working in Dublin without having the necessary sewage, water and community facilities.

In recent years during the Irish building boom, hundreds of holiday homes have been constructed, diminishing much of the character of the town.

The town features crazy golf, amusement rides, ten-pin bowling, a golf course, as well as a beach and forest park.

Courtown Harbour is also home to a Class D RNLI inshore lifeboat.

Accommodation is varied and of a basic nature with one 3-star hotel in the town.