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Commodore John Barry Statue

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

Published 01/10/2017

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, Co. Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Published 01/10/2017


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