Are now in Wexford
well as Dublin
is an island that lies in North West Europe, separated from
Britain by the Irish Sea. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of
Ireland and is Ireland’s largest city. It is located on the east
coast of Ireland, overlooking Dublin Bay. Wexford is located much
further south, but also on the east coast of the island.
the capital and largest city in Ireland near the midpoint of
Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Founded
as a centre of Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland's
capital since mediaeval times.
Dublin is a derivative of 'Dubh Linn'
(Irish, meaning 'black pool'). The common name for the city in
Modern Irish is 'Baile Átha Cliath'
('The Settlement of the Ford of the Reed Hurdles'), which refers
to the settlement, founded in 988 by High King Mael Sechnaill II,
that adjoined the town of Dubh Linn proper at the Black Pool.
All counties in Ireland have their own story
and in a land steeped in myth and legend, Wexford is no exception.
The origin of County Wexford is lost in the mists of time but
legend tells us that when Garman Garbh was drowned on the mudflats
in waters released by an enchantress, the vast expanse of harbour
thus created was named The Lake of Garman or Loch Garman, the
Gaelic name for Wexford.
origins of Wexford can also be traced to the Celtic Tribes who
moved Westward across Europe and were attracted to the natural
harbour of Loch Garman on the South East corner of Ireland.
Although once maurading warriors the Vikings did settle well in
Wexford. The name Wexford is derived from the Viking Weissford
the “Land of Mud Flats”. Evidence of it's Celtic and Viking past
is frequently being discovered in archaeological digs in Wexford.
From early Celtic and
Nordic beginnings Wexford
has become a thriving cosmopolitan hub.
The picturesque village of Oulart is situated approx. 22 km from
Gorey town just off the R741 road towards Wexford. On approaching
the village, Oulart Hill which is synonymous with the 1798 history
in Co. Wexford is well signposted.
Also located on Oulart Hill is Tulach a' tSolais which represents
the divide between the old and the new world. Other places of
interest in Oulart. The grave of the six Insurgents who were
killed on Oulart Hill in the 1798 Rebellion.
Reconstructed 1798 Chapel, St.Patrick's Church, which is early
19th century, 1798 Monument, which was constructed in 1898,
reconstructed 1798 house, and the North Cork Lane. Also located
close to Oulart is Meelnagh Cemetery which has some headstones
dating back to the early 18th century.
Wexford is now where you
will find Siddhartha Tibetan Terriers enjoying the Sunny South
East weather with more annual sunshine than any other county in
How do I get to
Wexford BY AIR:
Fly with Aer
and your National
Airline may also have regular
flights to Dublin
Dublin Airport or Cork Airport?
There is direct access to Wexford by both
Bus and Rail
How do I get to
Wexford BY FERRY:
have regular ferry
sailing services between Ireland the United Kingdom and Mainland
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