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'''Wexford''' is part of the province of '''Leinster''' on the south-east coast of Ireland. Wexford is named after the City of Wexford which was named by the old Norse word Waesjord, meaning inlet or bay of washed mud flats. The county covers about 909 square miles (2,352 sq km). Its length is 55 miles from the south-west boundary of Arklow (County Wicklow) to Hook Head. Its breadth is 29 miles from Greenore Point to New Ross.  
 
'''Wexford''' is part of the province of '''Leinster''' on the south-east coast of Ireland. Wexford is named after the City of Wexford which was named by the old Norse word Waesjord, meaning inlet or bay of washed mud flats. The county covers about 909 square miles (2,352 sq km). Its length is 55 miles from the south-west boundary of Arklow (County Wicklow) to Hook Head. Its breadth is 29 miles from Greenore Point to New Ross.  
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Wexford was part of the Confederacy of Irish Catholics who rebelled in 1641 which led to Oliver Cromwell besieging Wexford in 1649. On their surrender, the lands of the chief leaders of the rebellion were confiscated. Many were transported to the West Indies or forced to move west of the Shannon. The confisgated lands were given to those supporting the English Parliament or to Cromwell’s officers and soldiers as payment. Later, many English families were brought to Enniscorthy in 1661 to work at the iron works. In the 1798 rebellion of the United Irishment, the county was a major center. A large army of the United Irishmen took control of Wexford and Enniscorty and controlled the county.  
 
Wexford was part of the Confederacy of Irish Catholics who rebelled in 1641 which led to Oliver Cromwell besieging Wexford in 1649. On their surrender, the lands of the chief leaders of the rebellion were confiscated. Many were transported to the West Indies or forced to move west of the Shannon. The confisgated lands were given to those supporting the English Parliament or to Cromwell’s officers and soldiers as payment. Later, many English families were brought to Enniscorthy in 1661 to work at the iron works. In the 1798 rebellion of the United Irishment, the county was a major center. A large army of the United Irishmen took control of Wexford and Enniscorty and controlled the county.  
  
The population was 170,806 in 1821 and grew to 202,033 in 1841. It was affected less by the potato famine than most counties. Its population only decreased to 180,158 in 1851. The population, however, continued to decrease until it was only 95,848 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 131,749. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1871, 90.7% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 8.5% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 94.0% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 5.3% with 0.15% and 0.23% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.<br>
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The population was 170,806 in 1821 and grew to 202,033 in 1841. It was affected less by the potato famine than most counties. Its population only decreased to 180,158 in 1851. The population, however, continued to decrease until it was only 95,848 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 131,749. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1871, 90.7% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 8.5% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 94.0% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 5.3% with 0.15% and 0.23% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.  
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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=== General Information about this county  ===
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*The county of Wexford is a maritime county of the province of Leinster bounded by Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny, and Waterford.
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*The county, with the exception of two parishes (which are in the diocese of Dublin), is entirely within the diocese of Ferns. The county is divided into the baronies of Ballaghkeen, Bantry, Bargy, Forth, Gorey, Scarawalsh, Shelbourne, and Shelmalier. The county contains the ancient episcopal town of Ferns; the borough and market-towns of Wexford and New Ross; the market and post-towns of Gorey, Enniscorthy, Newtownbarry, and the disfranchised borough of Fethard; and the post-towns of Arthurstown, Broadway, ClonegalCamolin, Taghmon. The smaller villages or penny posts are Ballycarny, Bannow, Bridgetown, Duncannon, Kyle, and Oulart.
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*In the eastern and southern districts of County Wexford, the temperature is milder because of their proximety to the sea.
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*The major crops are potatoes, barley, oats, beans, and clover.
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*Previously, the manufacture of coarse woolen cloth was important throughout the county, particularly in and around Tintern. The industry eventually died out.
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Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."
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=== General County Research Information  ===
  
 
Further information about County Wexford is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WEX/index.html GenUKI] site.  
 
Further information about County Wexford is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WEX/index.html GenUKI] site.  
  
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''County Wexford Heritage and Genealogy Centre'''<br>Yola Farmstead, Tagoat, County Wexford<br>Telephone: 353-53-9132610<br>Fax: 353-53-9132612<br>E-mail: wexgen@eircom<br>Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~yolawexford/genealogy.htm
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'''Wexford County Library'''<br>Teach Shionoid, Abbey Street, Wexford, County Wexford<br>Telephone: 353-53-21637<br>Fax: 353-53-21641<br>E-mail: library.wexford@tinet.ie<br>Website: http://www.wexford.ie
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'''Wexford Town Public Library'''<br>McCauley's Car Park (off Redmond Square), Wexford, County Wexford <br>Telephone: 353-53-91211637<br>Fax: 353-53-9121641<br>E-mail: wexfordlib@wexfordcoco.ie
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=== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ===
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*List of [[County Wexford Parishes]]
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=== Genealogy  ===
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Philippa Torlonia Di Civitella Cessi. A Wexford Lady and Her Daughters On The Continent.&nbsp; Article is the history and Genealogy of William Talbot of Castle Talbot, Co Wexford, and John O'Toole History.&nbsp; Much of the genealogy is in Europe.&nbsp; Covers years 1793-1858. Article found in The Irish Ancestor, Vol IV, no 2. 1972, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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De Breffny, Brian. Gurly of Wexford and Carlow. The Maternal Lineage of George Bernard Shaw. Genealogy of Gurley of Wexford, Carlow covering years 1691-1821. article in The Irish Ancestor vol.X. no.2, 1978, pages 69-73. Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. 10-11.
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de Breffny, Brian. The Pembertons of Dublin. Pictures and Genealogy of Pemberton and descendants from the Pemberton Family Bible covering years 1731-1932. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XI. no. 1. 1979, page 14-27, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v10-11
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=== Maps  ===
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xwexford-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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=== Newspapers  ===
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Ffolliott, Rosemary.&nbsp; Some Connecting Links between Ireland and the New World from Old Newspapers. Article contains alphabetical listings of births, marriages and deaths in the Munster newspapers, covering U.S.A, Canada, West Indies and England. Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol 2, no. 1, 1970 pages 62-69.&nbsp; Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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=== Probates  ===
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Abstracts of Some Neale and O'Neill Wills, Administrations and Marriage Licence Bonds from the Diocese of Ferns. Article covers the above title, from years 1621-1816.&nbsp; Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI. Nol.1. 1979, pages 27-30, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11.
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Abstract of Wills.&nbsp; List of Wills Abstracts for Beatly, Brock, Geoghegan, Gordon, Kirwin, O'Neil, Phaire, Rakestrow, Sarsfield, Slator, Weekes and Wolfe - written and proved in various counties covering years 1686-1837. The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII, no. 1. 1981 pages 63-72, FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i v1
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=== Societies  ===
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'''Bannow Historical Society'''<br>E-mail: info@bannowhistory.com<br>Website:http://www.bannowhistory.com
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'''Taghmon Historical Society''' <br>E-mail: taghmon@eircom.net<br>Website: http://homepage.ircom.net/~taghmon/histsoc/
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'''Wexford Family History Society'''<br>24 Parklands, Wexford, County Wexford<br>E-mail: murphy@tinet.ie
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'''Wexford Historical Society'''<br>E-mail: chair@wexfordhistoricalsociety.com<br>E-mail: whsjournal@gmail.com<br>Website: http://wexfordhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
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=== Web Sites  ===
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To view a list of Wexford web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/wexford.htm FHLFavorites.info] or click on the following for some great sites.
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GENUKI - [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WEX/index.html genuki]
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Websites - [http://www.genealogy-of-uk.com/Ireland/Wexford/genealogy.htm Genealogy-of-uk]
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- [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/leinster/index_wd.htm Irish times]
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- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlwex2/ Rootsweb]
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- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlwex/wexgenealogy.html Rootsweb.ancestry]
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Wexford is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Wexford&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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- [http://homepage.eircom.net/~yolawexford/ Homepage]  
  
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- [http://kilmoregenealogy.com/hidden_wexford_genealogy/index.htm Kilmore genealogy]  
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| [[Adamstown Civil Parish, County Wexford| Adamstown]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Ambrosetown Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ambrosetown]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Ardamine Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ardamine]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Ardcandrisk Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ardcandrisk]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Ardcavan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ardcavan]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[Ardcolm Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ardcolm]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[Artramon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Artramon]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballingly Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballingly]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballyanne Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyanne]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Ballybrazil Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballybrazil]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Ballybrennan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballybrennan]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballycanew Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballycanew]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Ballycarney Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballycarney]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballyconnick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyconnick]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballyhoge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyhoge]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballyhoge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyhoge]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballyhuskard Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyhuskard]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballylannan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballylannan]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Ballymitty Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballymitty]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballymore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballymore]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Ballynaslaney Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballynaslaney]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballynaslaney Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballynaslaney]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballyvaldon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyvaldon]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ballyvalloo Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ballyvalloo]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Bannow Civil Parish, County Wexford| Bannow]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Carn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carn]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Carnagh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carnagh]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Carnew Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carnew]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Carnew Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carnew]]
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| Gorey
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| Shillelagh
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| [[Carnew Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carnew]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Gorey
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| [[Carrick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Carrick]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Castle-ellis Civil Parish, County Wexford| Castle-ellis]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Chapel Civil Parish, County Wexford| Chapel]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Clone Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clone]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Clongeen Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clongeen]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Clongeen & Horetown Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clongeen & Horetown]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Clonleigh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clonleigh]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Clonmines Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clonmines]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Clonmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clonmore]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Clonmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clonmore]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Clonmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Clonmore]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Coolstuff Civil Parish, County Wexford| Coolstuff]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Crosspatrick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Crosspatrick]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Donaghmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Donaghmore]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Donaghmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Donaghmore]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Donaghmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Donaghmore]]
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| Upper Talbotstown
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| Baltinglass
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| [[Doonooney Civil Parish, County Wexford| Doonooney]]
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| Bantry
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| Wexford
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| [[Drinagh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Drinagh]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Duncormick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Duncormick]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Edermine Civil Parish, County Wexford| Edermine]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ferns Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ferns]]
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| Gorey
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ferns Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ferns]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Ferns Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ferns]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Gorey
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| [[Fethard Civil Parish, County Wexford| Fethard]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Hook Civil Parish, County Wexford| Hook]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Horetown Civil Parish, County Wexford| Horetown]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Inch Civil Parish, County Wexford| Inch]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Inch Civil Parish, County Wexford| Inch]] 
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Ishartmon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ishartmon]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kerloge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kerloge]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilbride]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilbride]] 
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| Scarawalsh
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilbrideglynn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilbrideglynn]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilcavan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcavan]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilcavan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcavan]] 
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| Bargy
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| New Ross
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| [[Kilcavan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcavan]] 
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilcavan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcavan]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilcomb Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcomb]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilcormick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcormick]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilcormick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcormick]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilcormick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcormick]] 
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| Gorey
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilcowan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcowan]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilcowan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcowan]] 
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilcowanmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilcowanmore]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kildavin Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kildavin]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilgarvan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilgarvan]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Kilgorman Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilgorman]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Killag Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killag]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Killann Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killann]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killegney Civil Parish, County Wexford|Killegney]] 
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killegney Civil Parish, County Wexford|Killegney]] 
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| Bantry
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| Mountmellick
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| [[Killenagh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killenagh]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Killesk Civil Parish, County Wexford|Killesk]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Killiane Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killiane]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Killila Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killila]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killincooly Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killincooly]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killincooly Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killincooly]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Killinick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killinick]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Killisk Civil Parish, County Wexford| Killisk]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killurin Civil Parish, County Wexford|Killurin]] 
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Killurin Civil Parish, County Wexford|Killurin]] 
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilmacree Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmacree]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilmakilloge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmakilloge]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilmakilloge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmakilloge]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilmallock Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmallock]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilmanman Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmanman]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilmanman Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmanman]] 
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilmokea Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmokea]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Kilmore Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmore]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilmuckridge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmuckridge]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilmuckridge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilmuckridge]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilnahue Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilnahue]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilnamanagh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilnamanagh]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilnenor Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilnenor]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilpatrick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilpatrick]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilpatrick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilpatrick]] 
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilpipe Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilpipe]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilrane Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilrane]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kilrush Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilrush]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Kilscanlan Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilscanlan]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Kilscoran Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kilscoran]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Kiltennell Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kiltennell]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kiltrisk Civil Parish, County Wexford| Kiltrisk]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Kiltrisk Civil Parish, County Wexford|Kiltrisk]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Kilturk Civil Parish, County Wexford|Kilturk]] 
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Ladysisland Civil Parish, County Wexford| Ladysisland]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Liskinfere Civil Parish, County Wexford|Liskinfere]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Maudlintown Civil Parish, County Wexford| Maudlintown]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Mayglass Civil Parish, County Wexford|Mayglass]] 
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Meelnagh Civil Parish, County Wexford|Meelnagh]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Meelnagh Civil Parish, County Wexford| Meelnagh]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Monamolin Civil Parish, County Wexford| Monamolin]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Gorey
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| [[Monamolin Civil Parish, County Wexford|Monamolin]] 
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Monart Civil Parish, County Wexford| Monart]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Moyacomb Civil Parish, County Wexford|Moyacomb]] 
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Moyacomb Civil Parish, County Wexford|Moyacomb]] 
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| Scarawalsh
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| Shillelagh
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| [[Moyne Civil Parish, County Wexford| Moyne]]
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| Ballinacor South
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| Shillelagh
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| [[Mulrankin Civil Parish, County Wexford|Mulrankin]] 
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Newbawn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Newbawn]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Newbawn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Newbawn]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Oldross Civil Parish, County Wexford|Oldross]] 
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Owenduff Civil Parish, County Wexford| Owenduff]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Rathaspick Civil Parish, County Wexford| Rathaspick]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Rathmacknee Civil Parish, County Wexford| Rathmacknee]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Rathroe Civil Parish, County Wexford|Rathroe]] 
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Rossdroit Civil Parish, County Wexford| Rossdroit]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Rosslare Civil Parish, County Wexford| Rosslare]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Rossminoge Civil Parish, County Wexford| Rossminoge]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Skreen Civil Parish, County Wexford| Skreen]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Wexford
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| [[Skreen Civil Parish, County Wexford| Skreen]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Bridget's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Bridget's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Doologe's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Doologe's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Helen's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Helen's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Iberius Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Iberius]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. James &amp; Dunbrody Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. James &amp; Dunbrody]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[St. James &amp; Dunbrody Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. James &amp; Dunbrody]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[St. John's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. John's]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[St. John's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. John's]] 
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Margaret's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Margaret's]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Margaret's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Margaret's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Margaret's Civil Parish, County Wexford|St. Margaret's]] 
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Mary's Civil Parish, County Wexford|St. Mary's]] 
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[St. Mary's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Mary's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Mary's, Enniscorthy Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Mary's, Enniscorthy]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[St. Mary's, Newtownbarry Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Mary's, Newtownbarry]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[St. Michael's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Michael's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Michael's of Feagh Civil Parish, County Wexford|St. Michael's of Feagh]] 
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Mullin's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Mullin's]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[St. Nicholas Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Nicholas]]
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[St. Patrick's Civil Parish, County Wexford|  St. Patrick's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Peter's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Peter's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Peters Civil Parish, County Wexford|  St. Peters]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[St. Selskar's Civil Parish, County Wexford| St. Selskar's]]
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Tacumshin Civil Parish, County Wexford|Tacumshin]] 
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| Forth
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| Wexford
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| [[Taghmon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Taghmon]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Taghmon Civil Parish, County Wexford|Taghmon]] 
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| Shelmaliere West
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| New Ross
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| [[Taghmon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Taghmon]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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| [[Tellarought Civil Parish, County Wexford|Tellarought]] 
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Templeludigan Civil Parish, County Wexford|Templeludigan]] 
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Templescoby Civil Parish, County Wexford| Templescoby]]
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| Bantry
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Templeshanbo Civil Parish, County Wexford| Templeshanbo]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Templeshannon Civil Parish, County Wexford|Templeshannon]] 
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| Ballaghkeen
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Templeshannon Civil Parish, County Wexford| Templeshannon]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Enniscorthy
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| [[Templetown Civil Parish, County Wexford|Templetown]] 
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Tikillin Civil Parish, County Wexford| Tikillin]]
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| Shelmaliere East
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| Wexford
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| [[Tintern Civil Parish, County Wexford| Tintern]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Tomhaggard Civil Parish, County Wexford| Tomhaggard]]
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| Bargy
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| Wexford
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| [[Toome Civil Parish, County Wexford| Toome]]
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| Gorey
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| Gorey
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| [[Toome Civil Parish, County Wexford| Toome]]
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| Scarawalsh
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| Gorey
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| [[Whitechurch Civil Parish, County Wexford| Whitechurch]]
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| Bantry
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| New Ross
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| [[Whitechurch Civil Parish, County Wexford| Whitechurch]]
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| Shelburne
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| New Ross
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| [[Whitechurchglynn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Whitechurchglynn]]
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| Bantry
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| Wexford
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| [[Whitechurchglynn Civil Parish, County Wexford| Whitechurchglynn]]
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| Shelmaliere West
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| Wexford
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Wexford is part of the province of Leinster on the south-east coast of Ireland. Wexford is named after the City of Wexford which was named by the old Norse word Waesjord, meaning inlet or bay of washed mud flats. The county covers about 909 square miles (2,352 sq km). Its length is 55 miles from the south-west boundary of Arklow (County Wicklow) to Hook Head. Its breadth is 29 miles from Greenore Point to New Ross.

Settlements in Wexford are shown on maps dated in the second century.  The Norse Vikings established the town of Wexford in the ninth or tenth century as a trading settlement.  The Norse were eventually driven out of this area to the area around Rosslare where they gradually were assimilated into the local population.  They were replaced by the steady influx of Normans, Flemish, French and Welsh.  The first Norman invasion was in 1169.  In 1610, there was a small plantation of English settlers in northern part of the county.

Wexford was part of the Confederacy of Irish Catholics who rebelled in 1641 which led to Oliver Cromwell besieging Wexford in 1649. On their surrender, the lands of the chief leaders of the rebellion were confiscated. Many were transported to the West Indies or forced to move west of the Shannon. The confisgated lands were given to those supporting the English Parliament or to Cromwell’s officers and soldiers as payment. Later, many English families were brought to Enniscorthy in 1661 to work at the iron works. In the 1798 rebellion of the United Irishment, the county was a major center. A large army of the United Irishmen took control of Wexford and Enniscorty and controlled the county.

The population was 170,806 in 1821 and grew to 202,033 in 1841. It was affected less by the potato famine than most counties. Its population only decreased to 180,158 in 1851. The population, however, continued to decrease until it was only 95,848 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 131,749. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1871, 90.7% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 8.5% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 94.0% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 5.3% with 0.15% and 0.23% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.

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General Information about this county

  • The county of Wexford is a maritime county of the province of Leinster bounded by Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny, and Waterford.
  • The county, with the exception of two parishes (which are in the diocese of Dublin), is entirely within the diocese of Ferns. The county is divided into the baronies of Ballaghkeen, Bantry, Bargy, Forth, Gorey, Scarawalsh, Shelbourne, and Shelmalier. The county contains the ancient episcopal town of Ferns; the borough and market-towns of Wexford and New Ross; the market and post-towns of Gorey, Enniscorthy, Newtownbarry, and the disfranchised borough of Fethard; and the post-towns of Arthurstown, Broadway, ClonegalCamolin, Taghmon. The smaller villages or penny posts are Ballycarny, Bannow, Bridgetown, Duncannon, Kyle, and Oulart.
  • In the eastern and southern districts of County Wexford, the temperature is milder because of their proximety to the sea.
  • The major crops are potatoes, barley, oats, beans, and clover.
  • Previously, the manufacture of coarse woolen cloth was important throughout the county, particularly in and around Tintern. The industry eventually died out.

Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."

General County Research Information

Further information about County Wexford is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

County Wexford Heritage and Genealogy Centre
Yola Farmstead, Tagoat, County Wexford
Telephone: 353-53-9132610
Fax: 353-53-9132612
E-mail: wexgen@eircom
Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~yolawexford/genealogy.htm

Wexford County Library
Teach Shionoid, Abbey Street, Wexford, County Wexford
Telephone: 353-53-21637
Fax: 353-53-21641
E-mail: library.wexford@tinet.ie
Website: http://www.wexford.ie

Wexford Town Public Library
McCauley's Car Park (off Redmond Square), Wexford, County Wexford
Telephone: 353-53-91211637
Fax: 353-53-9121641
E-mail: wexfordlib@wexfordcoco.ie

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Genealogy

Philippa Torlonia Di Civitella Cessi. A Wexford Lady and Her Daughters On The Continent.  Article is the history and Genealogy of William Talbot of Castle Talbot, Co Wexford, and John O'Toole History.  Much of the genealogy is in Europe.  Covers years 1793-1858. Article found in The Irish Ancestor, Vol IV, no 2. 1972, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

De Breffny, Brian. Gurly of Wexford and Carlow. The Maternal Lineage of George Bernard Shaw. Genealogy of Gurley of Wexford, Carlow covering years 1691-1821. article in The Irish Ancestor vol.X. no.2, 1978, pages 69-73. Family History Library Salt Lake City Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. 10-11.

de Breffny, Brian. The Pembertons of Dublin. Pictures and Genealogy of Pemberton and descendants from the Pemberton Family Bible covering years 1731-1932. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XI. no. 1. 1979, page 14-27, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v10-11

Maps

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Newspapers

Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Some Connecting Links between Ireland and the New World from Old Newspapers. Article contains alphabetical listings of births, marriages and deaths in the Munster newspapers, covering U.S.A, Canada, West Indies and England. Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol 2, no. 1, 1970 pages 62-69.  Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i

Probates

Abstracts of Some Neale and O'Neill Wills, Administrations and Marriage Licence Bonds from the Diocese of Ferns. Article covers the above title, from years 1621-1816.  Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI. Nol.1. 1979, pages 27-30, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11.

Abstract of Wills.  List of Wills Abstracts for Beatly, Brock, Geoghegan, Gordon, Kirwin, O'Neil, Phaire, Rakestrow, Sarsfield, Slator, Weekes and Wolfe - written and proved in various counties covering years 1686-1837. The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII, no. 1. 1981 pages 63-72, FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i v1

Societies

Bannow Historical Society
E-mail: info@bannowhistory.com
Website:http://www.bannowhistory.com

Taghmon Historical Society
E-mail: taghmon@eircom.net
Website: http://homepage.ircom.net/~taghmon/histsoc/

Wexford Family History Society
24 Parklands, Wexford, County Wexford
E-mail: murphy@tinet.ie

Wexford Historical Society
E-mail: chair@wexfordhistoricalsociety.com
E-mail: whsjournal@gmail.com
Website: http://wexfordhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Web Sites

To view a list of Wexford web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info or click on the following for some great sites.

GENUKI - genuki

Websites - Genealogy-of-uk

- Irish times

- Rootsweb

- Rootsweb.ancestry

- Homepage

- Kilmore genealogy

- Genealogy links

- Irish pen pals

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