Wexford Town Ecclesial Camino - Discover Our Rich History of Faith

Fáilte romhaibh go bail ársa Loch Gorman - Welcome to the ancient town of Wexford

The history of Christianity in the town of Wexford begins with St. Ibar sometime in the 5th century. A contemporary of St. Patrick, according to the “Annals of the Four Masters” he came from Co. Down and built a little chapel and dwelling place in Begerin Island in Wexford Harbour.

If he came to the mainland at Wexford it is possible he landed at the ancient ferry point and came up Trimmer Lane to the site where Selskar Priory now stands. Viewed from above this site is seen to be circular indicating it could easily be of Celtic Origin. Ibar is the patron saint of Wexford town and his feast day is April 23rd.

The medieval town of Wexford had no less than thirteen small parishes within and surrounding its walls. It has been said that there was not an inch of ground that was not considered sacred.

Now, let’s begin our camino tour of Wexford…

1

Selskar

2

St. John's

3

The Friary

4

Rowe Street Church

5

Methodist Church

6

Presbyterian Church

7

The Church of St Iberius

8

St. Patrick’s

9

The Friend's Meeting House

10

St. Peter's

11

St. Mary's

12

The Mass House

13

The Penal Altar

14

Church of the Assumption

15

St. Michael's

16

St. Dulogue

17

St. Mary Magdelan

18

Church of the Holy Trinity

Ár mbuiochas libs as teach linn ar an gCamino inniu. Beannacht Dé libh agus go dté sibh slán.

Our thanks to you for coming to walk with us on the Camino today. May God bless you and may you travel safely.