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Roches, Duncannon, Co. Wexford

Co. Wexford

Tel: +353 (0) 51 389188
Fax: +353 (0) 51 389043
Proprietor: Robert Roche

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About Us

Roches is one of the oldest Traditional Irish Bars on the Hook Peninsula.  This is a family run establishment centrally located in the seaside village of Duncannon. It is an ideal stopping point as you make your way around the Hook Peninsula. 

Shelves are loaded with antiquities and curiosities, our roaring open fire warms the bar.

Live sporting events shown on big screen. 

Roches serve fresh prepared food every day. Our adjoining restaurant 'Sqigl' opens from 7 p.m. 

We grow a lot of our own produce and herbs in our garden.  Our other ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Every Friday night there is a Traditional Irish Music Session.  Most Saturday nights we have a live band playing. 

Roches and Sqigl are unique in being one of only four members of the BIM Seafood Circle in the whole of County Wexford. 

Also highly recommended by Georgina Campbell and The Bridgestone Guide.

We welcome children and have a specially prepared Childrens Menu with lots of healthy options.  We provide colours, lego, plastic cutlery and board games to keep them entertained.  High chairs and baby-changing facilities also available.  The older children can try their hand at nautical knots.

Local Attractions

Duncannon is a picturesque fishing village with beautiful sandy beach, located in South West Wexford and is within a close distance to some among other tourist attractions. 

Duncannon Beach is the ideal Kite-Surfing and Wind Surfing Beach for learners and experienced alike.

Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada.
Cockleshell Arts Gallery is also within the grounds of the Fort and is home to many fine works of our local artists. The scenic Hook Peninsula offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country while the Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest operational lighthouses in Europe.

Baginbun Head, the location that the Normans first landed in Ireland in 1169. This area is also home to the ruins of two Cistercian Abbeys, Tintern Abbey and Dunbrody Abbey and is steeped in history and heritage.

New Ross is known as the birthplace of the great-grandfather of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and one can visit the family homestead at Dunganstown, the JFK Arboretum and the JFK Dunbrody Famine Ship. For those interested in a round of golf there are a few options. Abbey par three 18-hole golf course is situated within three miles of Duncannon while those seeking a tougher challenge do not have much further to go to take on the greens and fairways at Faithlegg GC or New Ross GC.

Anyone with sea legs will be able to arrange day trips for deep sea angling and those who prefer a relaxing stroll will prefer Kilmokea Manor and Gardens or the aforementioned JFK arboretum. Wexford town is located about 20 miles from Duncannon while Waterford city is also close via the Passage East Car Ferry which sails from Ballyhack.

The Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival is held in August of each year. The sandy beach is a prime location for the festival and it’s especially suited to sand sculpting. The sculptures are made by professional groups with competitions open to the public. There are also a myriad of events - Tug of War, soccer tournaments, drag Queen competitions, etc - organised over the weekend to keep everyone entertained.

Duncannon Ford Military Re-enactment and Vehicle Show takes place at the Fort over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The Fort is taken over by Re-enactors and Military Vehicles from throughout the ages of time and history. The colour and pageantry of this event is unsurpassed.

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Pub Quiz
  • Restaurant
  • Sport
  • Transport


  • Accommodation
  • Baby-changing Facilities
  • Beer Garden
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Function Room
  • High Chairs
  • Off Licence
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi


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"Great meal"

The best Fish, the proper homemade chips......can't wait to go back!! The pint of porter like mothers milk!!

Review published 20 February 2010
Posted by: Maurice O' iannaidh

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