Finding a parking space close to Wexford Park can be a daunting task, especially if you’re attending an inter county GAA game. During the summer months, when the All Ireland championships are in full swing, parking can become a bit of a nightmare. This is because of the fact that Wexford’s GAA stadium is located in the middle of a large residential area (you can thank “Urban Sprawl” for this, as the area wasn’t as built-up when the stadium was originally constructed).
Wexford Park – Map
A map showing the location of Wexford’s GAA Park. Handy for those of you that are looking for directions!
If you have a SatNav, then you can use the following GPS co-ordinates: 52.3326, -6.4759
The single most important thing about visiting Wexford Park is time! If you don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are left scrambling for a parking space, then you should seek to arrive at the park a few hours before the start of the game. Of course, all of this depends on the importance of the game that you are attending.
Ad-hoc parking spaces are set aside in the hours leading up to the start of the game. These makeshift parking spaces are located on the roads around the GAA ground. You will find that the vast majority of those attending Wexford Park will find a parking spot in the following areas:
- Clonard Road
- Clonard Church
- Corish Park
- Whiterock View
- Summerhill Road
Note that you run the risk of angering the locals if take up a parking spot that blocks their driveway or if you park in a manner that puts them at an inconvenience. Try to remain mindful of the fact that people live in the areas around the park.
In the past, a number of GAA fans have chanced their arm by parking in the nearby LIDL car park. However, this is a risky move, as LIDL have been known to clamp cars that have been left there by GAA fans (the flags tend to give them away). Remember that these spaces are only supposed to be used by customers!
On big game days (All-Ireland Hurling games, for example), the parking situation can worsen. Thankfully, these games tend to occur during the summer, when there is a greater chance of fine weather. This means that you can afford to park further away from the GAA ground. On days like this, I’ve noticed that a lot of visiting GAA fans will make a day out of it. i.e. They will arrive hours beforehand, find a space and then head into Wexford’s town centre. There, they will have a bite to eat before strolling back up towards the park. If you have no qualms about taking a 10-15 minute walk, then I suggest that you take a look at our guide on car parks in Wexford Town.