County Wexford is in the eastern province of Leinster.
Wexfors located in the south-east corner of Ireland.
Bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by St. George’s Channel and the Irish Sea.
The River Barrow forms its western boundary.
The Blackstairs Mountains form part of the boundary to the north, as do the southern edges of the Wicklow Mountains.
The largest town is Wexford, followed by Enniscorthy, New Ross, Gorey and Bunclody.
Largely low-lying fertile land is the characteristic landscape of the county. The highest mountain is Mount Leinster, over 2600 feet.
The major rivers are the Slaney and the Barrow,the river Barrow is the second longest river in Ireland, the Shannon is longer.
Carnsore Point has a wind farm, the first wind farm on the east coast, has 14 wind turbines generating electricity.
Wind farms in Wexford are at Ballywater Wind Farm, at Cahore and Richfield wind farm, located in the southeast.
Co. Wexford was the most important area in 1798 during which significant battles occurred at Vinegar Hill (Enniscorthy) and New Ross.
The famous ballad Boolavogue was written in remembrance of the Wexford Rising.
During World War II, German planes bombed Campile.
In 1963 John F. Kennedy, then President of the United States, visited the county and his ancestral home at Dunganstown, near New Ross.
The Rosslare – Dublin railway line runs through the county, serving Rosslare Europort, Rosslare Strand, Wexford, Enniscorthy and Gorey.
Three trains run in each direction daily, plus additional commuter services from Gorey.
The Rosslare – Limerick railway line runs through the southern part of the county, serving Bridgetown, Wellington Bridge, Ballycullane and Campile.
Rosslare and Dublin are also linked by Bus Éireann route 2, while route 5 operates Waterford-New Ross-Enniscorthy-Dublin.
Rosslare Europort, located at Rosslare Harbour, operates a Ferry service – with regular sailings to Wales (Pembroke and Fishguard) and France (Cherbourg, Roscoff and Le Havre) for passengers and vehicles.
There is also ferry service in operation between Ballyhack and Passage East in Co. Waterford, crossing the Barrow estuary.
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