County Wexford (Irish: Contae Loch Garman; the English name comes from Norse Veisafjörður) 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. In pre-Norman times it was part of the Kingdom of Uí Cheinnselaig, whose capital was at Ferns. Wexford County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 145,320 according to the 2011 census.
County Wexford was the most important area in which the Irish Rebellion of 1798 was fought, during which significant battles occurred at Vinegar Hill (Enniscorthy) and New Ross. The famous ballad Boolavogue was written in remembrance of the Wexford Rising Wikipedia