This is the Umbrella Project Page for County Wexford - Ireland
- Irish: Contae Loch Garman
- Administrative centre Wexford
- Province Leinster
- Area 2,353.2 km2 (908.6 sq mi)
- People from County Wexford are called -
- Motto Exemplar Hiberniae (Latin), "An example to Ireland" "Sampla na hÉireann"
County Wexford (the English name comes from Norse Veisafjörður) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the South-East Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Wexford. In pre-Norman times it was part of the Kingdom of Uí Cheinnselaig, whose capital was at Ferns. Wexford County Council is the local authority for the county.
Places of Interest
- The scenic Bannow Drive, popular amongst tourists, is a signposted route through four Wexford villages: Duncormick, Cullenstown, Bannow and Wellingtonbridge.
- Ballyteigue Burrow, located near Duncormick, is one the finest protected sand dune systems in Ireland. Rich in wildflowers, wildlife and butterflies, this 9 km coastal stretch is a protected nature reserve by the golden sands of Ballyteigue Bay, with spectacular scenery.
- The Hook Peninsula is noted for its many beaches and spectacular scenery. It features the medieval Hook Head lighthouse and the historic townland of Loftus Hall.
- Popular beaches are located at Courtown, Curracloe, and Duncannon.
For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Wexford and Families Researched on Geni go to County Wexford - Family Heads link to follow
For Historical information about County Wexford visit Historic County Wexford link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with County Wexford.
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Please do not add the profiles off all your County Wexford born ancestors to this project or the People connected to County Wexford project. Rather add the earliest known person of a County Wexford family to the County Wexford - Family Heads project. link to follow
References and Sources
Map from Irish Ancestors where the map is interactive.
46 Inch (Gorey)
47 Inch (Shelmaliere)
135 St. Bridgets
135 St. Doologues
109 St. Helens
110 St. Iberius
111 St. James and Dunbrody
112 St. Johns (Bantry)
135 St. Johns, Wexford
135 St. Mar s, Wexford
114 St. Margare s (Shelmaliere)
113 St. Margarets (Forth)
116 St. Marys Enniscorthy
117 St. Marys Newtownbarry
115 St. Marys, New Ross
118 St. Michaels
135 St. Michaels of Feagh
119 St. Mullins
120 St. Nicholas
135 St. Patricks
135 St. Peters
135 St. Selskars