"WEXFORD, a seaport, market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, and the county town of county Wexford, province of Leinster, Ireland, 82 miles S. of Dublin, and 14 S.E. of Enniscorthy, the terminus of the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford railway, from which coaches run to Wexford. It is situated on the S. bank of the Slaney, where that river discharges itself into Wexford Harbour, lat. 52° 20' N., long. 61° 27' W. Its population in 1851 was 12,471, and in 1861, 11,673, inhabiting 2,018 houses. The town is said to be of Danish origin, and was formerly called Weisford. The principal matters connected with its history have been referred to in the notice of the county. The town consists of a quay, with two streets running nearly parallel with it, from which others branch off. The principal public buildings are the county-court house, townhall, gaol, union workhouse, infirmary, and fever hospital, theatre, and barracks. Along the quays and in the modern parts the houses are regular and well built, but in the older districts the streets are narrow and badly paved. The town is lighted with gas and well supplied with water. ....More" [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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