County Wexford (Irish: Contae Loch Garman) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the South-East Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Wexford.
Wexford is the 13th largest of Ireland’s thirty-two counties in area and 14th largest in terms of population. It is the largest of Leinster’s 12 counties in size and fourth largest in terms of population. The county is located in the south-east corner of the island of Ireland. It is bounded by the sea on two sides – on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by St. George’s Channel and the Irish Sea. The River Barrow forms its western boundary. The Blackstairs Mountains form part of the boundary to the north, as do the southern edges of the Wicklow Mountains. The adjoining counties are Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow.
County Wexford is known as Ireland’s “The Sunny South East” because, in general, the number of hours of sunshine received daily is higher than in the rest of the country. This has resulted in Wexford becoming one of the most popular places in Ireland in which to reside. The county has a mild, but changeable, oceanic climate with few extremes. The North Atlantic Drift, a continuation of the Gulf Stream, moderates winter temperatures.
Motto: Exemplar Hiberniae “An example to Ireland” “Sampla na hÉireann”