Sights & landmarks in Wexford

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  • Kevin C
    Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
    Olivia who was working on the front desk asked if we wanted a tour. She gave us a most thorough history of the Coakley family history and the history of the Abbey. She walked with us through the Abbey and was a most delightful and knowledable host. She is a great historian and delivered a very interesting story.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Paul E
    Swannanoa, NC206 contributions
    We were looking at the restaurant next door. Tonnes of parking, I assume for the summer season. Interesting history board.
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Mark Benjamin L
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates551 contributions
    These two churches are more or less identical and were designed by a Gothic Revival architect friend of Pugin . They are truly magnificent and well worth a visit .
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Dublin162010
    Wexford, Ireland98 contributions
    Great historical building in the heart of the Town. Have attended concerts here with great Choirs and the acoustics were brilliant. Staff happy to tell you about the history.
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • John P
    4 contributions
    Beautiful place with some amazing views, and some lovely walks. Has a fantastic little coffee horse box which do delicious ice-cream 😀
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Anne C
    The Netherlands396 contributions
    In general, the castles in the Wexford area are absolutely awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting these ancient ruins.
    Written 1 September 2021
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  • Chris
    Wexford, Ireland64 contributions
    A well deserved statue of Nicky Rackard, who being from Wexford is known for being one of the best hurlers. Well worth a quick walk over to see the statue
    Written 19 November 2018
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  • Paulita Mc
    5 contributions
    It was nice to stroll around Wexford town and relax at the Quay in the evening after dinner we were amazed to watch fish swimming so close to the main street ,nice seating all round the Quay also.

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    Written 27 July 2020
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  • 287Dave
    Wexford, Ireland3 contributions
    Lovely old stone bridge over the Slaney overlooked by one of the most photographed Church of Ireland churches in Wexford
    Written 13 November 2017
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  • SSSSpraoiiii
    Mullingar, Ireland69 contributions
    We were touring in the area and looking for a walk and "Google" took us here. We were directed to what was probably an unofficial way in through someone's garden which seemed to be a right of way! (Lovely garden!) we walked along the edge of a barley field and then into a wood walk. When the wood ended we were in a field with this monument! It was a total surprise for us! There was a board explaining the mound with the concrete passageway through it. Being a fan of monuments aligned with the Equinox or the Solstice it was a great and pleasant surprise to literally stumble on this site! Amazing! We continued along the track with the various boards explaining the stones and place names connected to the Oulart Hill 1798 Battlefield until we got to the main carpark! Being surrounded by views and agricultural land added to the lovely walk. The various sites in and around Oulart should be advertised more! Whoever developed it put lots of effort into it - well done.
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • HOS70
    Kenmare, Ireland306 contributions
    Bannow Church is a ruined medieval parish church on Wexford's Heritage Trail "The Norman Way" and also the local loop called "The Bannow Drive". It was reportedly held by the Cistercians of Tintern Abbey from at least 1245 to at least 1615, and stands in a picturesque and lonesome location on a flat headland at the mouth of Bannow Bay. Bannow Church is just a ten minute drive by car from the bustling village of Wellingtonbridge. Small but pretty Bannow Island Beach is close-by.

    Although Bannow Church can't be considered the most spectacular of Wexford's historic ruins, history buffs will find some of the ancient graveslabs and tombs interesting, including one that looks like a very early dissection table with drain and all.

    The surrounding graveyard is still in use and prominently features a relatively large, modern tomb with memorial plaque for a local character who styled himself as Prince of the Saltee Islands.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK19,309 contributions
    The pikeman 1798 Rebellion Statue is located in an area known as the Bull Ring in the heart of Wexford.

    The statue it stands on a tiered stone plinth surrounded by shops, bar, cafes. The front of the plinth has the year 1798 chiselled into it.

    The statue commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Irish Rebellion. It depicts a lone Pikeman with his pike held in his hand pointing skywards. The man looks as if he is perhaps walking or even marching.

    The pike was the weapon of choice used during the Rebellion mainly by the peasant rebels. It became the symbol of the Rebellionwhich lasted from 24th May to 23rd September 1798. It resulted in victory for the British and the introduction of the Acts of Union in 1800
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,587 contributions
    I really enjoyed visiting the Franciscan Friary in Wexford Town, a beautiful building and such a tranquil place to sit in contemplation.
    The Fransicans are the oldest established religious orde rin Wexford town and havebeen tending to the community's spiritual needs since the 1240's. Little remains of the original friary though as Cromwell's forces destroyed it in 1649. Only two original walls still stand.
    However, the present building is still quite wonderful and dates back to the 19th century.
    It is a really beautiful building and as churches go, it is really quite lavish in its decoration. It looks as much like a grand ballroom or stateroom that you'd find in stately homes and castes as it does a church. Don't get me wrong though, the quiet atmosphere of reverence is unmistakable spiritual and I loved my time there. it is so quiet and so beautiful that it would be a pity for any visitor to the town to miss.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • SSSSpraoiiii
    Mullingar, Ireland69 contributions
    We saw this monument from the road and decided to investigate further! There is a little car park with an information board. After a short walk you reach the base of the monument. The actual monument is not open to the public. The surrounding views are lovely. How they made something like this is amazing!
    Written 21 July 2020
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  • Elderly Traveller
    Bournemouth, UK1,254 contributions
    The derivation of the word Keyser dates to Viking times. The lane itself may not appear to be much and is best enjoyed with the aid of a guide. Then discover how much of the town is on land reclaimed from the sea. It is a fascinating story.
    Written 23 October 2018
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