Wexford Boardwalk

The boardwalk on Wexford Quay is a popular place for people to take a stroll and walk their dogs, especially on lazy Sunday mornings when the weather is fine. Here, two people stop to have a quick chat with one another.

This photograph was taken on Sunday, the 24th of April, 2016.

Wexford boardwalk

Stonebridge

A photograph of the Paul Quay / Stonebridge area of Wexford town, as seen from Ferrybank. In the distance, you can make out the Talbot Hotel, Seascape ApartmentsPierce Court, TK Maxx and the large Stonebridge development, which was recently purchased by Talbot Hotel (Talbot Suites at Stonebridge). This was taken on a cold Saturday morning in April of 2016.

Paul Quay

Ringbuoy

A photograph of a ringbuoy / lifebuoy overlooking Wexford Quay. This shot was taken from Ferrybank on Saturday, the 9th of April, 2016. In the background, you can see Wexford Bridge and Clayton Whites Hotel.

Ringbuoy Wexford

Culleton Insurances, Wexford

A photograph of the Culleton Insurances office, which was once situated at Temperance Row in Wexford town. The office was closed back in 2011 when the company decided to exit the personal home and motor insurance market (they sold this portion of their business to 123.ie).

Culleton Insurances

The vacant office building, as seen in 2014:

Culleton Insurances

Hughes & Hughes, Wexford

A street view image of the Hughes & Hughes bookstore that was once present in Redmond Square in Wexford town. This was captured in May of 2009, back when the 2009 Local Elections were on (you can see an election poster for Fine Gael candidate Philomena Roche). The store was closed in February of 2010 - after the company went into receivership. 225 staff members throughout Ireland were let go as a result.

Hughes & Hughes, Wexford

Square Discs, Wexford

A photograph of Square Discs, which was a music store that was situated in Redmond Square, Wexford - This image was snapped by the Google Street View team just after it had closed. Date: March 2009.

Square Discs

The Crescent View Restaurant, Wexford

A photograph of The Crescent View Restaurant on Crescent Quay in Wexford town. In the past, the premises housed a popular newsagents. To the right of the restaurant, you can see the John Barry statue. This was taken in January of 2015. The restaurant was closed in October of 2015, after it was served with its second closure order within the space of four months.

Crescent View Restaurant

Rev. Patrick Browne, C.C.

A photograph of the grave of Rev. Patrick Browne, C.C. Situated at Barntown Church (official name: St. Alphonsus' church) in County Wexford:

Rev. Patrick Browne, C.C.

It reads:

Erected to the memory of Rev. P. Browne C.C. Curate of this parish from 1st Dec 1932 to the day of his death 21st Feb 1944 at the age of 52 years. May he rest in peace.

Rev. Browne C.C. was born in Ballywilliam in County Wexford. He was the last priest to die while serving in the curacy of St. Alphonsus' church.

Woodie's, Wexford

A photograph of the Woodie's DIY superstore and garden centre in Wexford Retail Park.

Woodie's

Woodie's sells a wide range of DIY, paint and garden tools. Here', you'll find products such as lawnmowers, power tools, cables, compost, emulsion paints and shrubs.

Wexford St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016

A few photographs from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Wexford town. Taken on Thursday, the 17th of March, 2016.

The New Ross & District Pipe Band marching across the end of Wexford Bridge:

New Ross & District Pipe Band

The band was founded back in 1974 and it regularly competes in both Ireland and abroad:

Marching Band

Wexford band

The Wexford Fire & Rescue service:

Wexford Fire Brigade

Wexford St. Patrick's Day

The Wexford Polish Scouting Association (ZwińÖzek Harcerstwa Polskiego Wexford):

Wexford Polish Scouting Association

For the year that's in it:

1916

The Coast Guard's search and rescue helicopter doing a flyover:

Search and Rescue helicopter

Helicopter

The helicopter is a regular attendant at Wexford's annual St. Patrick's Day parade:

Coast Guard Wexford

The Peace Run:

Peace Run

Bricks 4 Kidz:

Bricks 4 Kidz

Whitford Hotel, Wexford

A photograph of Whitford House Hotel in Wexford town. Whitford is a four star hotel that is situated on the outskirts of Wexford, just off the Duncannon Road Roundabout. The origins of Whitford go back to 1964, when Jim and Kathleen Whitty opened a B&B in the area.

Whitford Hotel

St. Mary's of Maudlintown, Wexford

A photograph of the St. Mary's of Maudlintown club house and football pitch in Wexford town. St. Mary's of Maudlintown is a GAA club that is situated in the Trespan Rocks area of Wexford. The official opening ceremony for the new club house took place on Saturday, the 24th of January, 2016. Photo date: Feb 2016.

St. Mary's of Maudlintown

Halfords, Wexford

A photograph of the Halfords outlet in Wexford Retail Park in Wexford town. This store was opened in March of 2006.

Halfords

Halfords is a British auto and cycling store that sells products such as children's car seats, oil filters, sat navs, mountain bikes, car bulbs, replacement mirror glass, fuel filters and car mats.

Photo date: Feb 2016.

Moore's Shop, Wexford

A street view image of Moore's shop, which was a newsagents on Carrigeen Street in Wexford town. Before its closure in May of 2009, Moore's had been in business for over 80 years and was extremely popular amongst students of the nearby Presentation Secondary School.

Moore's Shop, Wexford

Hibernian Aviva, Wexford

A Google streetview image of the Hibernian Aviva outlet that used to exist on the corner of Selskar Street and Slaney Street in Wexford town. In January of 2009, Hibernian insurance announced that would be re-branding itself as Hibernian Aviva. 12 months later, in December of 2009, the company re-branded itself as Aviva. In November of 2011, the company announced that it was shutting its Irish branches.

Nowadays, this particular outlet is occupied by recruitment agency Turas Nua.

Hibernian Aviva, Wexford

Euro Deal, Wexford

A Google streetview image of the recently-closed Euro Deal store on Wexford's Selskar Street. Euro Deal was a discount store that sold a variety of different products at a low price. Previously, the premises had been home to O' Neills newsagents.

Euro Deal

To the left, you can see fast-food restaurant Burger Mac. On the right, you can see bookmakers Paddy Power.

Carpetright, Wexford

A photograph of Carpetright (Carpet Right), which is situated in Wexford Retail Park in Wexford town.

Carpetright

As you might expect, the outlet sells carpets, laminate, rugs, vinyl and other flooring accessories. It also offers a free service for measuring and estimating.

Cash Encounters, Wexford

A photograph of the Cash Encounters outlet that used to exist on Selskar Street in Wexford. This was a "Cash For Gold" shop that also carried out mobile phone repairs.

Cash Encounters

Wexford Racecourse

Wexford Racecourse

A photograph of the stands inside the Wexford Racecourse (Bettyville) in Wexford town. The racecourse is situated on Newtown Road, just across from ALDI. The racecourse, which opened in 1951, is a popular venue for horse races. Its track contains four furlongs and it is one mile in length (1.6 kilometres).

This photograph was taken in February of 2016.

Home Focus at Hickeys, Wexford

A photograph of the Home Focus at Hickeys store in Wexford town. The store is situated in the Wexford Retail Park in Clonard Little - next to Petmania.

Home Focus at Hickeys

The store sells "soft furnishings" and accessories such as towels, curtains, duvet covers, upholstery fabrics, pillowcases and curtain poles.

This photograph was taken in February of 2016.

Meadows & Byrne, Wexford

Meadows and Byrne

A photograph of the Meadows & Byrne homeware store in Drinagh Retail Park in Wexford. As you can see, this is also the entrance to Kelly's Cafe and Gardening Impulse. Photo date: 23 Feb 2016.

Mr. Price, Wexford

A photograph of the Mr. Price outlet in the Wexford Retail Park in Clonard, Wexford. Mr. Price is a bargain store that sells a wide variety of goods, such as phone chargers, food, drinks, toys, socket extensions, blank CDs, headphones, washing detergent, scart leads etc. This was taken at the end of Feb, 2016.

Mr. Price

Petmania, Wexford

Petmania, Wexford

A photograph of the Petmania (We're Crazy About Pets!) store in Wexford town. As you can guess, the store sells a wide range of pet-related products, such as pet food, goldfish, fish tanks, birds, bird cages, reptiles and more. The store is situated in the Wexford Retail Park. Photograph taken in February of 2016.

Wexford General Election count centre.

Photographs of the 2016 General Election count centre in Wexford. The count took place on Saturday, the 27th of February, 2016 in the St. Joseph's Club Community Centre. Labour candidate Brendan Howlin retained his seat by topping the poll. Fianna Fail's James Browne retained his father John Brown's seat by coming in second. Independent candidate Mick Wallace took the third seat after the 11th count. The last two seats were taken by Fine Gael candidates Michael D'Arcy and Paul Kehoe, who managed to edge out Sinn Fein's John Mythen by 31 votes.

The tallies being counted:

Election Count

Organising the votes for each candidate. This was taken during the first count:

Election Count

People eagerly awaiting the first count:

Election Count Centre

Election Count

Election Count

Discussing spoilt votes.

Candidates and candidate representatives in Wexford gather around the table to review spoilt votes. This was taken at the count centre in the St. Joseph's Club Community Centre in Wexford on Saturday, the 28th of February, 2016. Visible are Sinn Fein candidate Johnny Mythen, Fine Gael candidate Michael D'Arcy, Social Democrats candidate Leonard Kelly and Labour Cllr George Lawlor, who was representing Brendan Howlin. Funnily enough, one particular vote was spoiled because the voter decided to use fractions instead of numbers!

spoilt votes

Leonard Kelly

Wexford Social Democrats candidate Leonard Kelly at the 2016 General Election count centre in the St. Joseph's Club Community Centre. Mr Kelly was eliminated on the 7th count with 2,179 votes - a great improvement for a candidate that received 499 votes in the local elections in 2014. Photo date: 27th February 2016.

Seamus Kelly Roundabout

A photograph of the Seamus Kelly Roundabout, which is situated in the Carcur area of Wexford town - on the R730 regional road between Ferrycarrig and Wexford. The roundabout is named after the late Seamus Kelly, who was the first Wexfordman to represent Ireland in rugby. The naming ceremony took place back in May of 2014. In the top left corner, you can see the Wexford County Council building in Carricklawn.

Seamus Kelly Roundabout

ALDI, Wexford

A photograph of the ALDI supermarket on Newtown Road in Wexford town. ALDI is a global discount supermarket chain that is based in Essen, Germany. This particular store was opened in September of 2014. There are two other ALDI outlets in Wexford (located on Trinity Street and in Wexford Retail Park). In the background, you can see the Wexford County Council building.

Costa Plus Sofas, Wexford

A photograph of the closed "Costa Plus Sofas" furniture store in Wexford Retail Park. In June of 2013, it was announced that the nationwide chain had decided to close a number of its stores in an attempt to "restructure" the business. The company had struggled throughout the recession, as consumer spending dwindled.

Costa Plus Sofas

Michael Murphy Home Furnishing, Wexford

A photograph of the Michael Murphy Home Furnishing store, which is situated in the Drinagh Retail Park in Wexford, Co. Wexford. As you might expect, the store sells furniture items such as sofas, sofa beds, mattresses and dining tables. It is opened 9AM-6PM between Monday and Saturday and 12PM-6PM on a Sunday. The phone number for the store is 053 91 06110

Michael Murphy Home Furnishing

Eishtec, Wexford

A photograph of the Eishtec building in Drinagh, County Wexford. Eishtec is as an "outsourced contact centre" that employs a large number of people in the South East region. Eishtec also operates a call centre in Waterford. This was snapped on a sunny day in February of 2016.

Eishtec

N25

A photograph of the N25 national primary road that runs between Rosslare, Wexford, Waterford and Cork. This was taken at the Barntown area of County Wexford, just outside of Wexford town. As you can see, General Election 2016 was in full swing and campaign posters were filling up the roadside:

N25

On the right, you can see the poster for Independent candidate Caroline Foxe. On the left, you can see two posters belonging to Labour's Brendan Howlin and Fianna Fail.

This particular section of the N25 is 60km/hr as there are a number of residential entrances, as well as the entrance to Scoil Mhuire Barntown and Barntown Church.

Taken on the 23rd of February, 2016.

Leonard Kelly Election Sign

Yesterday, General Election 2016 hopeful Leonard Kelly discovered that his election sign on the N25 road in Barntown, Co. Wexford had been stolen. Fortunately for the Social Democrats candidate, one of his talented followers was able to whip-up a custom-made election sign using a plank of wood, spray paint and some stencils:

Leonard Kelly

Mural Towers in Wexford.

Photographs of some of the mural towers in Wexford Town, which were built by the Normans. These towers were built because they made it easier for the town's garrison to defend lengthy stretches of the town's wall.

There are two distinct styles of mural towers - both of which can be seen in Wexford.

Rectangular Mural Tower - The first towers were rectangular in shape. This one can be found in the car park of Rowe Street Church.

Rectangular Mural Tower

Another shot:

battlements

Cylindrical Mural Tower - Later, the Normans began to favour a cylindrical shape. This one can be seen in an amenity area that connects Upper George's Street with Westgate Park. This particular walkway also brings you to Westgate Tower.

Cylindrical Mural Tower

The fact that Wexford has two distinct styles tells us that the southern half of the wall (between Rowe Street Church and Barrack Street) was probably built before the northern half (Cornmarket to Westgate). This would help to explain why the northern parts of the wall are in a better condition.