County Wexford

The Vikings named it Veisafjǫrðr, meaning “Inlet of the mud flats”,
Motto: Exemplar Hiberniae “An example to Ireland” or ‘sampla na hÉireann’

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Wexford

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawash. County Wexford 1795

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Beautiful 18th century engineering in a local style Scarawalsh Bridge was built in 1795 and is a well known landmark located between Enniscorthy and Ferns in County Wexford. This 6 arch humpback road [...]

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawash. County Wexford 17952019-06-26T14:54:48+00:00

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 1310

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Crusades, Norman warriors & Betrayal Templar's Church 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, [...]

Templar’s Church, Templetown. County Wexford 13102019-06-27T10:28:23+00:00

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 1200

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William Marshall, A great storm & One of the richest Cistercian Abbeys in Ireland Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, County Wexford The beautiful Tintern Abbey was founded in 1200 by William Marshall, the 1st Earl [...]

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 12002019-06-27T10:35:41+00:00

St. Mogue’s Cottage, Ferns. County Wexford 1790

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A beautifully restored cottage, Mary McAleese & A historic village The beautiful St Mogue’s Cottage is located on the grounds of St Edan's Cathedral in Ferns. It largely dates from the 18th century [...]

St. Mogue’s Cottage, Ferns. County Wexford 17902019-06-27T10:55:22+00:00

St Alphonsus’ Church, Barntown. County Wexford 1851

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Designed by Augustus Welby Pugin - the foremost British architect of the 19th century St Alphonsus' Church is located in Barntown in county Wexford. It was built in 1851 to the designs of [...]

St Alphonsus’ Church, Barntown. County Wexford 18512019-06-27T16:16:07+00:00

Dunbrody Abbey, Campile. County Wexford 1170

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One of Ireland's longest abbeys, A hedge maze & Strongbow's uncle Dunbrody Abbey is located in Campile in county Wexford. It was founded 1170 on the grounds of a former Cistercian monastery under [...]

Dunbrody Abbey, Campile. County Wexford 11702019-06-28T15:05:59+00:00

The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown. County Wexford c.1800

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The birthplace of Patrick Kennedy - JFK's Grandfather This small cottage in Dunganstown in county Wexford is the birthplace of JFK's great grandfather Patrick Kennedy(b.1823 – 1858). By the time Patrick reached adulthood, both [...]

The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown. County Wexford c.18002019-06-28T15:08:15+00:00

Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 1190

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Fought over by everyone including the Normans, Gaelic, English, Protestants, Catholics and a even few ghosts! Enniscorthy Castle has had a turbulent history and was fought over by the Normans, the English and [...]

Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 11902019-06-28T15:10:58+00:00

St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 1843

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Designed by Augustus Welby Pugin - master architect of the 19th century St Aidan's Cathedral was designed by the famous Victorian architect Austus Welby Pugin (1812 – 1852). Pugin is remembered for his [...]

St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 18432019-06-28T15:13:38+00:00

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 1220

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Once considered to be one of the finest Norman castles in Ireland Ferns castle is considered to be one of the finest examples of an Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland. This was originally the [...]

Ferns Castle, Ferns. County Wexford 12202019-06-29T06:45:25+00:00