Wexford Local Customs

  • Commodore John Barry
    Commodore John Barry
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  • 1798 Rebellion statue
    1798 Rebellion statue
    by Dabs
  • Straw Hut
    Straw Hut
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    Smirting & The Smoking Ban

    by orlikins Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!

    REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
    The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.

    You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)

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    by Dabs Written Aug 16, 2009

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    We came across a couple of statues as we were traveling through Wexford. The first statue we saw was near the site of the former bull ring, it commemorates the "gallant men of Wexford who fought for Ireland's freedom in 1798" according to a nearby plaque. I assume this refers to the men who fought in the Wexford Rebellion, an Irish rebellion against the English domination of Ireland, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

    The second statue can be found near Crescent Quay and is of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) who came to be known as the father of the American Navy. Although born in County Wexford, Ireland, he moved to Philadelphia when he was 15 and rose to prominence as a sea captain in the American Revolutionary War (also known as the War of Independence), fought from 1775-1783 that originated as a war between Great Britain and the thirteen former British colonies which are now part of the United States.

    1798 Rebellion statue Commodore John Barry

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    1798 Rebellion

    by orlikins Updated Sep 5, 2002

    The people of Enniscorthy were heavily involved in the 1798 rebellion against the British and many pivotal battles of this uprising were fought around the town, for example Vinegar Hill. Here's a good, informative link to a site about the Rebellion and it's impact on Irish history

    Website: http://www.thewildgeese.com/pages/1798.html

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    Art at its best

    by nandywell Written Apr 1, 2005

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    If you are in the area about 1st August look out for the dates of he sand sculpture competitions, they are amazing, artisits come from all over the world to compete and their work is unbelievable

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