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Commodore John Barry Statue

  • Cresent Quay
  • Wexford Town
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

In the center of Crescent Quay, this large bronze statue commemorates the man who came to be known as the father of the American Navy. Born in 1745 in nearby Ballysampson, Barry (1745–1803) settled in Philadelphia at age 15, became a brilliant naval fighter during the War of Independence (thus avenging his Irish ancestors), and trained many young naval officers who went on to achieve fame.

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Cresent Quay, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Published 08/11/2015


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