Ferrybank, Wexford

Ferrybank is a townland near Wexford, in County Wexford, Ireland. Located to the north of Wexford Town, by the mouth of River Slaney and Wexford Harbour, it is linked to the town by Wexford Bridge.

Ferrybank
Townland
Boats at Ferrybank South on the eastern side of Wexford Harbour
Boats at Ferrybank South on the eastern side of Wexford Harbour
Ferrybank is located in Ireland
Ferrybank
Ferrybank
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°20′42″N 6°27′18″W / 52.345°N 6.455°W / 52.345; -6.455Coordinates: 52°20′42″N 6°27′18″W / 52.345°N 6.455°W / 52.345; -6.455
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyWexford
TownWexford
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Prior to the construction of the first Wexford Bridge in the late 18th century, the townland of Ferrybank South was a landing-point for ferryboats crossing the River Slaney from Wexford Town.[1][2] In the early 20th century, Ferrybank was the site of a U.S. Naval Air Station Wexford.[3] It operated during World War I from 2 March 1918 until 15 February 1919.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Port an Chalaidh / Ferrybank". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 15 January 2020. This English place-name [Ferrybank] refers to the landing point for ferryboats crossing the River Slaney from Wexford Town
  2. ^ "Port an Chalaidh Theas / Ferrybank South". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  3. ^ "History of Wexford". wexfordboroughcouncil.ie. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ Van Wyen, A.O (1969). Naval Aviation News, Naval Aviation In World War I. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 64.
  5. ^ Evans, Mark L; Grossnick, Roy A (2015). "Test of Strength" (PDF). United States Naval Aviation 1910-2010. United States Navy. ISBN 978-0-945274-87-2.