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Architecture of Wexford

01 March 2013

1846 – Old County Gaol, Wexford, Co. Wexford

The most striking element of the Old County Gaol is the curiously flat almost cardboard cut outcut-like entrance constructed in 1846. It is built of random squared rubble red sandstone and capped by...

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...

04 February 2011

2008 – Wexford Opera House

Architects: Office of Public Works in Ireland & Keith Williams Architects The new 7,235sqm purpose-designed opera house contains two theatres the principal auditorium 780 seats, and an adaptable auditorium of 175 seats provides...

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....

30 June 2010

1860 – Church of the Assumption, Wexford, Co. Wexford

Architect: Richard Pierce / J.J. McCarthy On of Wexford’s “twin churches”, these Neo-Gothic buildings were opened in 1858 and the twin spires are part of the unique skyline of the town. Each Church...

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...

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...