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Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Website | Clonroche, Co. Wexford | Tel: 053 9244023

Secret Valley Wildlife Park is the only fully licensed zoo and Wildlife Park in the South East. With fourteen areas of beautiful countryside, the Park has plenty of room for expansion and is growing .  They have a great range of animals at the Wildlife Park such as monkeys, raccoons, lemurs, rabbits, goats, donkeys, horses, alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, prairie dogs, skunks and more. With other 40 different species amounting to 200 animals at the park there is plenty to do and see! Activities are aplenty from riding ponies, arts & crafts, riding on a quad-bike, feeding kid goats, treasure hunts etc. Just 20 miles from Fort Conan Hotel!

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Meet the animals.

Secret Valley Wildlife Park has an amazing array of animals from all over the world including: lemurs, prairie dogs, meerkats, alpacas, snakes and lots of creepy crawlies! 

Make a day of it and visit The Irish National Heritage Park too! 

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For those with a passion for animals, these special experiences will make the perfect gift for your friends and family – or just a treat for yourself! As well as making the most of your visit, the money raised from these experiences and encounters contributes to the up keep of all the animals at the park.

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Getting There

Secret Valley Wildlife Park is set on fourteen acres of beautiful countryside just 20 miles from Fort Conan Hotel. The park is home to over 40 different species amounting to over 200 animals and a haven for native flora and fauna. With a traditional farmyard and wide open spaces it has a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.

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Our guests love Fort Conan Hotel

“Had the pleasure of staying in this fabulous hotel with my husband on a few occasions. From the comfort of the bed to the warmth and thorough cleanliness of the room and a great shower we could not have asked for more. The Irish breakfast plus bowl of fruit were of highest standard. The owners were most welcoming and helpful. Within three min walk to the beach I would highly recommend this hotel for a mini break.”

bonane64 | Dublin, Ireland

“As impromptu walk-in quests we did not have high expectations but Richard and the staff of Fort Conan Hotel went above and beyond to surpass any preconceived notions one could have from not having made a reservation. The hotel has a homely comfortable feel and our room had a balcony and a spectacular view of the bay. We were made to feel very comfortable and enjoyed the full Irish breakfast in the morning. We will definitely go back to this hotel the next time we visit Duncannon, but will book the room in advance next time! The hospitality and friendliness of the people here is really amazing. The hotel is within walking distance of some great restaurants and the beachfront. The views here are amazing.”

jimredmond2000 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Very pleasant stay the couple that run it are so nice to everybody nothing is too much to ask of them food is very good too lovely breakfast and plenty of it very good value for me and my family for the weekend”


“I stayed here back in April, and just loved the place, it is everything you would look for in a hotel. It is clean and tidy family run hotel and Helene the owner is just a lady ,she would give up part of her day just to help you with something. She is very welcoming, friendly and helpful in every way as is all her staff. It is a great location in a seaside village on the Wexford coast. The food is excellent with good portions and a great menu.
I would highly recommend a stay in this Hotel.”

tomc g

“Absolute gem of a place. Spent the day kayaking with shielbaggan outdoor pursuits. Owners were very welcoming, a home away from home. The entire hotel and rooms were spotless, great nights sleep and a fab breakfast in the morning. Owners went above and beyond for our group.”

Natalie r

“This was a lovely little mom and pop hotel that I loved. Close to the water. The town was cute and the rooms were clean. Nothing fancy just a great place to stay the night. The hotel has a restaurant and the food was good.”

8Ilovetotravel | Palm Beach, Florida

“I had an absolutely fabulous nights stay with Richard and Helena at the Fort Conan; gorgeous comfortable room, delicious breakfast and such warm and genuine hosts and other staff. They were willing to go above and beyond for me even down to the random request of a torch when I arrived because I was headed down to Loftus Hall for the night and forgot to bring one! The breakfast was to die for and the other lady serving (I didn’t get her name) with Helena ensured I knew I could get a top up of hot milk in my hot chocolate if I felt the need.
Could not have gone wrong staying here and I nearly wish I’d been staying longer. I’ll be back without a doubt, thank you guys for a lovely night!”

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Irish National Heritage Park

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Hook Head

Hook Head is home to Europe’s oldest operating lighthouse. The lighthouse is situated on the tip of the Hook Peninsula, just 9 miles from the Fort Conan Hotel.

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Loftus Hall

Legend has it that during a storm at sea, a dark stranger said to be the Devil visited Loftus Hall on horseback after his ship was driven into nearby harbour during rough seas.

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Colclough Walled Garden

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Duncannon Fort

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Passage East Car Ferry

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Secret Valley Wildlife Park

The park has a great range of animals such as monkeys, raccoons, lemurs, rabbits, goats, donkeys, horses, alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, prairie dogs, skunks and more.

Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle

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Kennedy Homestead

Kennedy Homestead

The Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty, the most famous Irish-American family to leave Ireland during the Irish famine.

Dunbrody Abbey

Dunbrody Abbey

Dunbrody Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery. The cross-shaped church was built in the 13th century, and the tower was added in the 15th century.