Wexford

Wexford

Wexford is a County located in Southeastern Ireland. The County is known for its natural scenery and has a significant historical past.

The County has the Blackstairs Mountains. This mountain has mainly two peaks, that are Mount Leinster and Blackstairs Mountain. A rising striking range of Mount Leinster forms lowlands on all sides of it. In between the two summits, there is a deep gap known as Scullogue Gap. Most parts of the County consist of lowlands that are situated between the sea and the mountains. The maximum width of the lowland is about 30 km or 20 miles.

There are scattered hills that are made up of igneous rocks. Many other hills are 300 meters or 1,000 feet high. There are glacial deposits, and most of the lowlands are covered by them. The moraine was formed in the previous glaciation in Ireland. The coastland consists of sweeping wide bays, rocky headlands, cliffs, and dunes. Lesser than 2/5th of its population are living in villages and towns.

Among many towns, the largest are Gorey, New Ross, and Enniscorthy. The major occupation of this County is farming. It has many farms that are of medium size i.e 28 to 32 hectares or 70 to 80 acres. Plenty of its area is in the pasture. The 2/5th of its farm lands are growing cereal crops. Among them, more than fifty per cent of farming consists of wheat.

Other important crops are also grown including sugar beets. The principal economic staple includes some dairying and export of cattle through Waterford or Dublin. The County also has industrial towns, the main industrial towns are New Ross and Enniscorthy. There are several beautiful spots which are important from a tourism point of view.

Such places include Rosslare, which is located on sandy beaches and is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts. There is a Rosslare harbour, from where passenger ships can travel. The railway system is also available in the County for travellers. This place is also known for its historical values. In 1798, the Irish Rebellion War was fought in Wexford County.