The only survivor of the six original town gates is the 14th-century Westgate. It was originally a toll gate, and the recesses used by...
Lone Pikeman Statue
The Bull Ring is a small, open square in the city centre that gets its name from having been used as a venue for bull baiting in...
Wexford Arts Centre
Housed in the 18th-century market hall, this centre hosts exhibitions, theatre (including occasional productions in Irish), dance and...
Eating, shopping, culture…this place has it covered! Irish cheeses and local produce are beautifully displayed in the food hall, the...
Westgate, Spawell Rd · interesting places nearby
Selskar Abbey information
After Henry II murdered his former ally Thomas Becket, he did penance at Selskar Abbey, founded in 1190. Basilia, the sister of Richard Fitz Gilbert de Clare (better known as Strongbow), is thought to have married one of Henry II's lieutenants in the abbey. Its present ruinous state is a result of Cromwell's visit in 1649. Admission is by guided tour only – gather at the Westgate, off Spawell Rd.