co. Wexford

images of locations in county wexford

Clonmines Medieval Borough, Wellington Bridge. co.Wexford c.13th-16th centuries

This interesting site is one of the best preserved and much over-looked medieval towns in Ireland. Clonmines probably began it's life as a Norman settlement established by William Marshall in the 13th century as an [...]

Slade Castle, Slade. co.Wexford. c.1470

Slade castle is located in the picturesque fishing village of Slade on the Hook Peninsula in Co. Wexford. The original fort was built by the Laffin family in the late 1400s who continued to develop [...]

The Round Tower of St Mary’s Abbey, Ferns. co. Wexford c.12th century

This is the 60 foot Round Tower of St Mary's Abbey in Ferns. The first church at this location was founded in the 7th century by St Aidan and later became vulnerable to Viking attacks in [...]

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawalsh. co.Wexford 1795

Scarawalsh Bridge is a well known landmark located between Enniscorthy and Ferns in co. Wexford. This 6 arch humpback road bridge spans the river Slaney and is located in the townland of Scarawalsh. It was [...]

The World’s oldest operational lighthouse – Hook Head Lighthouse, co.Wexford

The Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the World. Tradition states that Dubhán, a missionary monk, may have established some sort of beacon at this location as early as the 5th century. Interestingly, [...]

Templar’s Church, Templetown. co.Wexford – c.1310

Templetown received its name from the Knights Templar, a brotherhood of monastic Norman warriors who originated during the crusades. After the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, large areas of land around the Hook Peninsula [...]

Loftus Hall, Hook Head. co.Wexford – 1872

Loftus Hall is said to have been the most haunted house in Ireland and is possessed by a young woman and the devil himself! This was originally the site of a castle built by the [...]

Tintern Abbey, Saltmills. co. Wexford – c.1200

Tintern Abbey was founded in c.1200 by William Marshall, the 1st Earl of Pembroke and ‘the greatest knight that ever lived’. Marshal, who had set sail for Ireland on his first visit as Lord of [...]

Hook Lighthouse, Hook Head. co.Wexford – c.1210

Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the World. Tradition states that Dubhán, a missionary monk, may have established some sort of beacon at this location at an even earlier date in the 5th [...]

St Mogue’s Cottage, Ferns. co. Wexford – c.18th century

This is the beautiful St. Mogue’s Cottage located in the grounds of St Edan's Cathedral in Ferns, co.Wexford. It largely dates from the 18th century and was originally used for housing the Cathedral's clergy. The [...]

St Alphonsus’ Church, Barntown. co.Wexford – 1851

This church was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin the foremost British architect of the 19th century. He was also an extraordinarily gifted artist and designed ceramics, stained glass, wallpapers, textiles, memorial brasses and church plates [...]

Browne-Clayton Monument, Carrigadaggan Hill. co.Wexford – 1841

The Browne-Clayton Monument is the only internally accessible Corinthian column in the World and thus is a unique architectural landmark. It was built between 1839 - 41 and stands over 94 ft high on Carrigadaggan [...]

Dunbrody Abbey, Campile. co.Wexford – founded 1170

Dunbrody Abbey was a former Cistercian monastery founded in 1170. It was built  on the instructions of Herve de Montmorency (Strongbow's uncle), after the Norman invasion of Ireland and was completed in c.1220. This is [...]

Birthplace of Patrick Kennedy, Dunganstown. co.Wexford – built c.1790

This small cottage in Dunganstown, co. Wexford is the birthplace of JFK's great grandfather Patrick Kennedy (c. 1823 – 1858). By the time Patrick reached adulthood, both his parents were dead and the family homestead was [...]

Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy Town. co.Wexford – 1190

Enniscorthy Castle has had a turbulent history and was fought over by the Normans, the English and the Irish. It was built in 1190 by the Norman De Prendergasts who lived here for 300 years. [...]

St Aidan’s Cathedral. Enniscorthy. co.Wexford – 1843

St Aidan's Cathedral was designed by the famous Victorian architect Austus Welby Pugin (1812 – 1852). Pugin is remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style and was an extraordinarily gifted artist who [...]

Ferns Castle, Ferns. co.Wexford – 1220

Ferns Castle is located in the historic village of Ferns and is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland. It would have been built in the shape of [...]

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