Adamstown, County Wexford
Adamstown (Irish: Maigh Arnaighe or Maigh Arnaí, meaning "The Plain of the Berries") is a village in County Wexford, Ireland. It is about 24 km (15 mi) north-west of Wexford, 20 km (12 mi) east of New Ross, and 20 km (12 mi) south-west of Enniscorthy.
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A castle was built in the area by Adam Devereux, for who the village is named, in 1418.
The castle was rebuilt in 1556 by Nicholas Devereux.
The Adamstown estate later passed to the Earle of Albermarle, and later the Downes family by the 1800s.
A church dedicated to St. Abban was built in Adamstown in 1835.
The village contains a primary school, a secondary school, a GAA pitch and soccer pitch, a community centre, two pubs, a shop, a R.C. church and an adjoining cemetery, chemist, Almost adjacent to the village is Adamstown castle (or tower house), which dates from the 16th century.
The Adamstown Agricultural Show is held there on the first Saturday of July every year.
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- "About Our Parish". Saint Abbans Church. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
- McElherron, Brian T. "Adamstown Castle". Irish Antiquities. Retrieved 2018-09-11.