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Wexford is one of the few towns or cities in Ireland where Main Street is still the main retail and commercial street of the town. In Dublin this honour goes to O'Connell and Grafton Street; in Cork it is Patrick Street; but in Wexford, Main Street is the hub and the site of Wexford's hidden historical gems. Main Street: Heart of Wexford contains little-known photographs, interesting advertisements and intriguing information about the street, such as the presence of a bag factory on South Main Street, Frank Hall of Radio Telefis Eireann being the official opener of the Book Centre in Wexford on 13 June 1975, and that Lamb House was a shop at the top of Anne Street on the south side and had a life-size lamb as its shop sign. Both insightful and comprehensive, this book is a wonderful history concentrating on the principal street of Wexford.
Over the years trades, streets, buildings, shops and a myriad of other items have gone from Wexford's landscape. However, this book recalls not only these physical losses but also includes the many items of culture, local lore and other ephemeral heritage that disappears by the week. With chapters on industry, religious practices, entertainment and Wexford characters, this fascinating compendium this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this maritime town.
The historic town of Wexford has a rich and vibrant history, which is uniquely encapsulated in this selection of archive images taken from the John Scanlon Collection, curated by Dominic Kiernan and preserved by Paddy Donovan. A native of Wexford, the late John Scanlon was a prolific photographer who captured a period in Wexford's history, from the 1950s to the 1970s, when it was undergoing dramatic change. The snapshots recall old shops and streets, churches and institutions, the harbour and industry, and the people of this vibrant maritime town.
The Little Book of County Wexford is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange, entertaining and often-overlooked facts about one of Ireland's most historic counties. This selection, compiled over many years of research, includes little-known facts about Wexford's quaint villages and bustling towns, its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women, its music and poetry, and the events that have shaped it. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of the Model County.
The Little Book of Wexford is a compendium of fascinating information about the town, past and present. Here you will find out about Wexford's trade and industry, crime and punishment, music and literature, clubs and societies, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. It covers not only the famous elements in Wexford's history but also focuses on the details of the everyday man in the street, recording facts that could so easily have been forgotten. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of this ancient county. It is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.
In the final instalment of what might be called his Wexford Quartet, Nicky Rossiter sets about Remembering Wexford, and adds to his personal recollections with some well-researched instances of reports from public bodies in the past that reflect the lives of people in Wexford a century ago. In this book your own memories will be stirred, but you will also learn about the activities of playschemes; how the posters for the Cinema Palace were produced; how Arabs possibly produced your dance tickets; how we used be 'perishing'; who Hoss and Mensa were, and who measured you for a suit in Hipps. Add to these the wonderful photographs from Dominic Kiernan and John Scanlon, which complement those from the author's own collection and more from the O'Connor collection, and you have another book to treasure, dip into, use for bets and most importantly, to enjoy.
In this volume we look at the older streets of Wexford, and why certain names were chosen in the days before we started calling everything after flowers, trees and television locations. We will find out who was King Street named after, how old are the buildings, and who were the people who helped shape the character of these ancient streets.
This book will give the resident and the visitor a broad as well as an intimate picture of the town or ancient and historic borough of Wexford as local politicians delight in calling it. It is filled with interesting, amusing, revealing and educational stories. Featuring three sections, A History, A Miscellany and a Tour, this book offers a sample of the unique flavour of Wexford. This is Menapia, Loch gCarman, Weisfiord, Wexford. Nicholas Rossiter is a financial Advisor based in Wexford Town. The history bug bit in the 1980s when he produced some very popular publications in association with several other local historians. Wexford: A History, A Tour and A Miscellany , is the product of research, built up knowledge and commitment to local heritage. It features: nearly 200 images of Wexford, its sights and people; engaging tone. The author's excellent local knowledge lends itself well to the narrative.