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County Wexford Information

County Wexford is situated in the South East of Ireland and is surrounded by four counties, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow. The remaining border is made up of the Celtic Sea and St. Georges Channel. The main geographical features of the County include the hilly valley of the River Barrow on the West, and the River Slaney through the centre.

The history of the County has mainly been shaped by invasions. Among the invaders were the Vikings in the 9th Century. The Vikings settled in the town of Wexford from the 9th Century until the 12th Century until the Normas captured the town in 1169. Cromwell invaded Wexford in 1659 and murdered 200 people when he captured Wexford Town.

Other Points of Note

- Many of the beach battle scenes of Saving Private Ryan were shot on the beaches of Wexford
- County Wexford enjoys the best weather in Ireland

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Wexford is 104, 314 during the last census. The Land area of Wexford is 909 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Gorey
- Enniscorthy
- New Ross
- Wexford
- Rosslare

For more information about County Wexford, please do not hesitate to contact e Car Rental in Ireland by email or see our Tourism Information page about Towns, Cities and Counties of Ireland.