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County Wexford

Wexford is a maritime county in the southeast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster. Comprising an area of 910 sq. mi. (2357 km 2), it has low fertile land (the name Wexford comes from the Norse term weissfiord, meaning fjord of the flats). Highest point is Mt. Leinster (795 m., 2610 ft.) The economy is chiefly agricultural; there is also much maritime activity. It was the site of an invasion by Anglo-Normans in 1169 at the behest of Dermot MacMurrough[?], King of Leinster.



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