County Wexford

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County Wexford
Contae Loch Gorman
Coat of arms of County Wexford
Coat of arms
Location of County Wexford
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Dáil Éireann Wexford
EU Parliament South
County seat Wexford
 • Type County Council
 • Total 2,367 km2 (914 sq mi)
Area rank 13th
Population (2011) 145,320
 • Rank 14th
Car plates WX

County Wexford (Irish: Contae Loch Gorman) is a county in Ireland. County Wexford is in the province of Leinster. It is named after the county town of Wexford. The population of County Wexford is 145,320 as of 2011.[1]

Culture[change | change source]

Beaches in County Wexford were used to make the movie Saving Private Ryan.

There is a great singing tradition in County Wexford, especially in traditional music, many of which are about the 1798 rebellion.

Media[change | change source]

  • There are two radio stations in County Wexford, South East Radio and Beat FM.
  • The county's main newspapers are Wexford People, New Ross Standard, Gorey Guardian and Enniscorthy Echo.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2011 62.1% of people in County Wexford live in rural areas. The remaining 37.9% live in urban areas. 34.3% of the population were under the age of 25 and 12.6% were over the age of 65. 87.9% of County Wexford said in the census that their religion was Roman Catholic. Another 4.2% said they had no religion. Between 2006 and 2011, the population of County Wexford rose by 10% (13,524) people.

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