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 bridge [...]

Scarawalsh Bridge, Scarawash. County Wexford 17952020-05-04T16:01:36+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 13102020-05-03T11:03:50+00:00

Loftus Hall, Hook Head. County Wexford 1870

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'Allegedly' the most haunted house in Ireland  Loftus Hall is located on Hook Head in County Wexford. This was originally the site of a castle built by a family called Redmonds in 1350. [...]

Loftus Hall, Hook Head. County Wexford 18702020-05-03T10:59:43+00:00

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 1200

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A great storm & the promise of William Marshall  The beautiful Tintern Abbey was founded in 1200 by William Marshall, the 1st Earl of Pembroke. Marshal had set sail for Ireland on his [...]

Tintern Abbey, Hook Head. County Wexford 12002020-05-08T07:14:11+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 17902020-04-30T13:31:22+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 18512020-05-03T11:13:07+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 11702020-05-02T14:38:02+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 [...]

The Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown. County Wexford c.18002020-04-30T13:37:08+00:00

St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 1843

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

St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy. County Wexford 18432020-05-04T12:18:22+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 12202020-05-04T12:47:12+00:00