Wexford Historical Sites

A detailed interactive map that pinpoints the location of some of the historical sites in Wexford Town – A must-see guide for anyone that is interested in Wexford’s Viking and Norman heritage. Here, you’ll find the location of everything from old parts of the town wall to ruined churches and structures that no longer exist. If you scroll down past the map, you’ll see a comprehensive list of sites. Click on the title of one of these sites and its location will be highlighted on the map (note that you may need to use the zoom option on the left of the map, as the site in question may be surrounded by other markers).

Abbey Street Mural Tower

52.33983,-6.46427

A cylindrical mural tower that is situated in Abbey Street. Estimated construction date: 1200AD+.

Beggerin Island

52.36699,-6.414276

The old site of Beggerin Island, where St. Ibar had a monastery. Now a part of the reclaimed land that makes up the North Slob.

Boundary Marker

52.338691, -6.474151

An old town boundary marker in Windmill Heights. Constructed before the town began to sprawl outwards.

Bride Gate

52.33526, -6.460628

The site of Bride Gate, which was one of six town gates that provided access to Wexford. Dismantled in the 1700s to help facilitate the growth in traffic.

Bride Street Church

52.334347,-6.461199

One of the "Twin Churches". Opened in 1858.

Carrig Graveyard

52.343610, -6.512038

The location of Carrig graveyard, which contains the bodies of many of those who died during the 1798 Rebellion.

County Club House

52.341997,-6.467379

The Wexford Vocational College in West Gate used to be the County Club House.

Crimea War Monument

52.350853,-6.512462

A Crimea War Monument that was built in 1857. Styled after an old Christian round tower.

Ferry crossing.

52.341713, -6.461358

A small ferry operated from Wexford Quay before Wexford Bridge was built in the 1950s.

Ferrycarrig Castle

52.35056,-6.51259

The site of a Norman ring-fort castle that was built in 1169. Parts of the defensive ditch that surrounded the castle can still be seen today.

Fever Hospital

52.335191,-6.46496

The clinic on Grogan's Road used to be the site of a fever hospital. Used to house victims of epidemics such as cholera. Opened in 1818.

Fort View

52.342436, -6.468344

Once the site of a building that was known as Fort View. Visible on Ordnance Survey maps from the 1800s.

Friar's Gate

52.337727, -6.462704

The site of Friar's Gate. Taken down in the 1700s to facilitate the growth in traffic.

Glena Terrace

52.342574,-6.469300

Red brick houses that were built by Mary O'Connor back in 1892. At the time, O'Connor was the only female architect in Ireland and Britain.

John Barry Statue

52.33766,-6.459140

A bronze statue of Commodore John Barry, who was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford. The statue was given to Wexford as a gift in 1956 by the United States.

John's Gate

52.339304, -6.464008

The site of John's Gate, which was dismantled during the 1700s.

Mallin Street Mural Tower

52.33905,-6.463791

A rectangular mural tower that was connected to Wexford's town wall.

Old Bridge

52.345773,-6.471612

The entrance to the old bridge, which connected Redmond Road with Crosstown. The bridge was in operation between the 1860s and the 1950s. Nowadays, it is used as the entrance to the Wexford Boat Club.

Pauper's Graveyard

52.33604, -6.486568

A 19th century graveyard for the poor and destitute.

Peter's Gate

52.336284, -6.461976

The site of Peter's Gate. Taken down in the 1700s.

Presbyterian Church

52.338445, -6.461100

The Presbyterian Church on Anne Street was built in 1843. Today, it is called the United Presbyterian and Methodist church.

Redmond Memorial

52.342823,-6.46454

The stone monument in Redmond Square was built to commemorate the Redmond family.

Redmond's mausoleum.

52.339202, -6.465116

The resting place of Home Rule MP John Redmond.

Roche's Tower House

52.351394, -6.509678

A Norman tower house that is situated in Ferrycarrig. Built by the Roche family in the 1600s.

Rowe Street Church

52.338510,-6.463807

One of "Twin Churches" that dominate Wexford's skyline. Opened in 1858.

Selskar Abbey

52.34138,-6.46557

A ruined medieval abbey that lies in the heart of Wexford Town.

Selskar Abbey

52.34120, -6.46570

A cemetery that is located inside the grounds of Selskar Abbey.

Selskar Gate

52.34153, -6.46615

A Norman gate that provided access to the walled town of Wexford. This gate has a tower house built on top of it. Commonly referred to as Westgate Tower.

St. Doologue’s Church

52.33516,-6.45796

The general area where St. Doologue's church would have stood. No traces of the church remain.

St. Iberius Church

52.33917, -6.46214

A place of worship for Church of Ireland members. Believed to be have been built on top of the area where St. Ibar had a mainland oratory.

St. Mary Magdalenes Church.

52.32738, -6.45070

An old medieval church and graveyard that was once used as a leper hospital.

St. Mary's Church

52.335941, -6.460685

The ruins of a medieval church and graveyard. The grounds are situated behind a locked gate in Mary's Lane.

St. Michael's Church

52.33320, -6.45808

The ruins of a medieval church called St. Michael's Church.

St. Patrick's Church

52.336829, -6.461870

A ruined medieval church that is situated at the end of High Street.

St. Peter's Church

52.335600,-6.461838

The location that St. Peter's church and graveyard once stood on. In the 1930s, the Wexford Garda Station was built on the site.

St. Peter's Church

52.336052, -6.462297

The site of St. Peter's Church. Demolished in the post-Cromwell period of the 1600s to help repair the walls of Wexford Castle.

Tate School

52.33940, -6.47281

The Tate School building, which is situated in Wygram. The building was constructed by Wexford-born Jamaican sugar plantation owner William Tate. Later, it was used by the Wexford Corporation.

The Church Of The Holy Trinity

52.334637,-6.457789

Norse-built Catholic church that no longer exists (approximate location).

The Vallotton Monument

52.340271, -6.472119

A monument that was erected in 1793 by the Wexford Corporation as a memorial for Major Charles Vallotton. Marks the area where Vallotton and a number of Irish rebels were killed.

Town Hall

52.339582,-6.463960

The Wexford Arts Centre was once home to a Town Hall.

Wesleyan Methodist Church

52.338765,-6.462862

A Methodist church that was built in 1835.

West Gate

52.341964,-6.466048

The site of West Gate. Dismantled in the 1700s. Sometimes referred to as Cow Gate.

Westgate Mural Tower

52.34064, -6.46527

A cylindrical mural tower on Wexford's town wall. Situated close to Upper George's Street.

Wexford Castle

52.33484, -6.45759

Where Wexford Castle once stood. Replaced by a military barracks in the 1720s (hence the name of street Barrack Street).

Wexford Courthouse

52.341418, -6.46220

The site of the old Wexford Courthouse. Badly damaged by a fire in 1921.

Wexford Gaol

52.34151,-6.46908

The womens section of Wexford Gaol, which was in operation up until the early 1900s.

Wexford Infirmary

52.34202,-6.46969

Site of the old Wexford Infirmary in Hill Street. In 1798, 57 wounded rebels were killed when British forces set fire to the building.

Wexford Workhouse

52.343709, -6.479586

A workhouse that was built during the period of Ireland's Great Famine.

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