Place:County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

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NameCounty Wexford
Alt namesCo. Wexford
Contae Loch Garmansource: Wikipedia
Loch Garmansource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XII, 611
Wexfordsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates52.333°N 6.667°W
Located inRepublic of Ireland     (1922 - )
Also located inIreland     ( - 1922)
Contained Places
Area
Three Rock Mountain
Civil parish
Old Ross
Inhabited place
Ballycanew
Blackwater
Bunclody
Carrig Teabhra
Castlebridge
Clonroche
Courtown
Duncormick
Enniscorthy ( 100 - )
Ferns
Foulksmills
Gorey
Horetown
Kilmore Quay
Kilmuckridge
Kilrane
Kiltealy
Monamolin
New Ross
Rosslare Harbour
Rosslare Strand
Taghmon
Wexford
Unknown
Adamstown
Ambrosetown
Ardamine
Ardcandrisk
Ardcavan
Ardcolm
Artramon
Ballingly
Ballyanne
Ballybrazil
Ballybrennan
Ballycarney
Ballyconnick
Ballyhoge
Ballyhuskard
Ballylannan
Ballymitty
Ballymore
Ballynaslaney
Ballyvaldon
Ballyvalloo
Bannow
Carn
Carnagh
Carrick
Castle Ellis
Chapel
Clone
Clongeen
Clonleigh
Clonmines
Clonmore
Coolstuff
Donaghmore
Doonooney
Drinagh
Edermine
Fethard
Hook
Inch (Gorey Barony)
Inch (Shelmaliere West Barony)
Inch (near Kilgorman)
Inch
Ishartmon
Kerloge
Kilbride
Kilbrideglynn
Kilcavan (Bargy Barony)
Kilcavan (Gorey & Ballaghkeen Baronies)
Kilcomb
Kilcormack
Kilcormick
Kilcowan
Kilcowanmore
Kildavin
Kilgarvan
Kilgorman
Killag
Killann
Killegney
Killenagh
Killesk
Killiane
Killila
Killincooly
Killinick
Killisk
Killurin
Kilmacree
Kilmakilloge
Kilmallock
Kilmannan
Kilmokea
Kilmore
Kilnahue
Kilnamanagh
Kilnenor
Kilpatrick
Kilrush
Kilscanlan
Kilscoran
Kiltennell
Kiltrisk
Kilturk
Lady's Island
Liskinfere
Maudlintown
Mayglass
Meelnagh
Monart
Mulrankin
Newbawn
Oldross
Owenduff
Rathaspick
Rathmacknee
Rathroe
Rossdroit
Rossminoge
Skreen
St. Bridget's
St. Doologe's
St. Helen's
St. Iberius
St. James and Dunbrody
St. John's (Bantry Barony)
St. John's (Forth Barony)
St. Margaret's (Ballaghkeen and Shelmaliere East Baronies)
St. Margaret's (Forth Barony)
St. Mary's Wexford
St. Mary's
St. Michael's of Feagh
St. Michael
St. Nicholas
St. Patrick's
St. Peter's
St. Selskar's
Tacumshin
Tellarought
Templeludigan
Templescoby
Templeshanbo
Templeshannon
Templetown
Tikillin
Tintern
Tomhaggard
Toome
Whitechurch
Whitechurchglynn
Yoletown
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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. The population of the county is 145,320 according to the 2011 census.

History

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The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. Portal tombs (sometimes called dolmens) exist at Ballybrittas (on Bree Hill) and at Newbawn — and date from the Neolithic period or earlier. Remains from the Bronze Age period are far more widespread.[1] Early Irish tribes formed the Kingdom of Uí Cheinnsealaig, an area that was slightly larger than the current County Wexford. The county was one of the earliest areas of Ireland to be Christianised, in the early 5th century. Later, from 819 onwards, the Vikings plundered many Christian sites in the county. Wexford town became a Viking settlement near the end of the 9th century.[2]

Wexford was the site of the invasion of Ireland by Normans in 1169 at the behest of Diarmuid Mac Murrough, King of Uí Cheinnsealaig and king of Leinster (Laigin), which led to the subsequent colonisation of the country by the Anglo-Normans.

The native Irish began to regain some of their former territories in the 14th century, especially in the north of the county, principally under Art MacMurrough Kavanagh. Under Henry VIII the great religious houses were dissolved, 1536–41; in County Wexford this included Glascarrig Priory, Clonmines Priory, Tintern Abbey, and Dunbrody Abbey.

On 23 October 1641, a major rebellion broke out in Ireland, and County Wexford produced strong support for Confederate Ireland. Oliver Cromwell and his English Parliamentarian Army arrived 1649 in the county and captured it. The lands of the Irish and Anglo-Normans were confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers as payment for their service in the Parliamentarian Army. At Duncannon, in the south-west of the county, James II, after his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne, embarked for Kinsale and then to exile in France.

County Wexford was the most important area in which the Irish Rebellion of 1798 was fought, during which significant battles occurred at Vinegar Hill (Enniscorthy) and New Ross. The famous ballad Boolavogue was written in remembrance of the Wexford Rising. At Easter 1916, a small rebellion occurred at Enniscorthy town, on cue with that in Dublin. During World War II, German planes bombed Campile. In 1963 John F. Kennedy, then President of the United States, visited the county and his ancestral home at Dunganstown, near New Ross.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article County Wexford. especially the section "Geography and political subdivisions" and its subsection "Towns and villages"

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