The Southeast Sights

Wexford Bull Ring

  • Quay St.
  • Wexford
  • Historic District/Site

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Once the scene of bull baiting, a cruel medieval sport that was popular among the Norman nobility, this arena was sad witness to other bloody crimes. In 1649, Cromwell's soldiers massacred 300 panic-stricken townspeople who had gathered here to pray as the army stormed their town. The memory of this heartless leader has remained a dark folk legacy for centuries and is only now beginning to fade.

Sight Information

Address:

Quay St., Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Published 01/10/2017

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