13 Facts About County Wexford


County Wexford was one of the earliest areas of Ireland to be Christianised, in the early 5th century.

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In 1169, County Wexford was the site of the invasion of Ireland by Normans at the behest of Diarmuid Mac Murrough, King of Ui Cheinnsealaig and king of Leinster .

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County Wexford was the most important area in which the Irish Rebellion of 1798 was fought, during which significant battles occurred at The Battle of Oulart Hill during the 1798 rebellion.

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County Wexford is the 13th-largest of Ireland's thirty-two traditional counties in area, and 14th-largest in terms of population.

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County Wexford Cot is a flat-bottomed boat used for fishing on the tidal mudflats in County Wexford.

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County Wexford, sometimes dubbed Ireland's "sunny southeast", has in general a higher number of hours of sunshine recorded daily than in the rest of the country.

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The first magpies in Ireland were recorded by Robert Leigh, of Rosegarland, County Wexford, as having appeared in the County of Wexford about 1676.

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County Wexford is represented by the Dail constituency of Wexford .

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County Wexford is part of the European Parliament constituency of South .

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Beaches in Curracloe, County Wexford were used to film the opening scenes of the movie Saving Private Ryan, which depicted the D-day assault on Omaha Beach.

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County Wexford strawberries are famous and can be bought in shops and wayside stalls throughout the summer.

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County Wexford Irish Cheddar is a brand, and Carrigbyrne, a full-flavoured soft cheese, is produced near New Ross.

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County Wexford Racecourse is located at County Wexford townand there is a Greyhound Racing track at Enniscorthy.

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