Monday, August 17, 2009

Wexford Harbour

Wexford in Irish is 'Loch Garman' according to legend it got its Irish name from a young man that was lured into the mud flats by an enchantress were he was drowned by floods. However its name in English comes from its Viking founders who named it Veisafjörðr. They remained pretty much an independent town for 300 hundred years until it was put under siege by the King of Leinster with Norse allies, they eventually agreed terms. The port was a haven for privateers in the 1600's made up of Irish, Spanish and French, until Cromwell sacked the town and killed most of its inhabitants. Wexford remained a hotbed of rebellion against English rule, most notably remembered for the rising of 1978 one of the most successful risings until the Easter Rising of 1916
Part of old disintegrated dock Skyline just before sunset Some of the smaller fishing boats moored. Same boats as above viewed against what appears to be old dock area An intimate moment stolen Not sure what this structure is, probably something for docking fishing vessels A view along the pedestrian walk along the sea front This was taken in the derelict area that makes up the first few pictures.


Leisha Camden said...

Woo-hoo, go Vikings!!!

Some really good shots here, I like the top one especially. Good to see some variation here. ;-)

Paz said...

The vikings settlers were the only rebel threat to the English on the east coast, Glad you liked the variation, not always I see such a variation on an after dinner walk