application has been made to the Department of the Environment for a
grant to upgrade and improve Ferrybank Swimming Pool.
|There are five
ancient burial grounds in the town, with each having a history and
origin of its own.
Church (situated near The Faythe in Wexford Town)
by the Norsemen, who held the Archangel Michael in high
esteem as he
represented a heavenly warrior. It has been said that
they used it as a type of
landmark or beacon, that is to say, it was
the last thing on land they could see
when leaving Wexford by sea and
the first on their return.
graveyard contains the remains of many of the
and the remains of the dead from the 1798 rebellion. This
graveyard is located at
the end of High Street near the town centre.
ground located near the old military barracks contains the
many of the military men and was is use up to the time of the building
of the Twin Churches in 1858.
situated near John Street, is also of great historical
contains the remains of John Edward Redmond who was a renowned
and Irish parliamentary leader.
Wexford Borough Council
also manages a graveyard across the bridge from the town
which has over 6,300 grave spaces.
This burial ground was
originally opened in 1892 and is still in use today.
The figures below are
a breakdown of the number of burials for the last number of
1995 : 132
1996 : 136
1997 : 155