John Barry statue, Wexford

A photograph of the John Barry statue on Wexford's Crescent Quay. Barry, who was originally from Tacumshane in County Wexford, is often referred to as being the "father of the American navy." In the 1956, the US Government provided Wexford Town with a statue of John Barry. The statue itself was transported to Ireland by the United States Navy Destroyer USS John R. Pierce (DD-753). Each year, the Irish Naval Service and the Minister for Defence commemorate John Barry by attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue. The event is often attended by local politicians and veterans.

This photograph was taken on a bitterly-cold morning on the 31st of January, 2015, just before the water protests kicked off. To the left of the statue, you can see The Crescent View Restaurant. The street to the left of the restaurant is called Cinema Lane. The street that is directly behind the statue is called Henrietta Street.

John Barry statue

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