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The Southeast Sights

Wexford Bull Ring

  • Quay St.
  • Wexford Town
  • Historic District/Site

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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.

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Quay St., Wexford Town, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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