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Architecture of Wexford

09 July 2010

1180 c. – Wexford Town Walls, Co. Wexford

Wexford began as a Viking town in the 10th century, when the “deep pool” provided a safe berthing place for longboats. The town of Veisafjörà°r (“Bay of the Mud Flats”) was thus established....

31 December 2009

1480 c. – Ballyhack Castle, Co. Wexford

15th century tower house built by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John.

31 December 2009

1588 – Ennscorthy Castle, Co. Wexford

Detached two-bay three-storey over basement medieval castle, rebuilt 1588, originally on a square plan possibly incorporating the fabric of Norman castle which was founded in 1205. Having fallen into ruin by the turn...

19 October 2011

1770 – Kiltennell Church, Courtown, Co. Wexford

Designed by an unknown architect to replace an earlier church of around 1609. Constructed in the Courtown demesne, but Courtown House is now gone. The interior has memorials to the Stopford family, Earls...

30 June 2010

1770 – St. Iberius Church, Wexford

Architect: John Roberts The fine interior is late Georgian, while the front on the Main Street is more stark and subdued, with a central tower breaking free of the facade to an unusual...

01 March 2013

1775c – Taylor’s Castle, Wexford, Co. Wexford

A georgian house, with extended windows and Irish-style castellations. Another view in the Lawrence Collection, in the National Library, taken in the early 20th century, shows it closed-up and semi-derelict. Mostly demolished, between...

31 December 2009

1776 – Cornmarket House, Wexford, Co. Wexford

Building of a market house commenced in 1772 by Wexford Corporation and was completed in 1776. The lower windows of today were arched recesses for the traders, a reminder of its market house...

13 April 2011

1817 – St. Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns, Co. Wexford

The original medieval cathedral was built by Bishop St. John in the 1230s. The building was burnt down in Elizabethan times and only a small portion of the ruins remain. Although Queen Elizabeth...

20 March 2012

1840 – Castleboro, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Architect: Daniel Robertson Castleboro was a very large, imposing classical mansion built about 1840 for the 1st Baron Carew. The grand central block of the building presented the appearance of a Venetian Palace,...

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