The tiny tropical island of Montserrat might seem an unlikely place for a Bree man to end up, but this is exactly what happened in the early 17th century. Located in the the southern Caribbean, where […]
If the local legends are to be believed, a fair number of ghosts now lurk within the wall’s of Wilton Castle.
This short article is based on William Petty’s map of Wexford of 1685 and its depiction of Bree. As well as detailing a number of place-names within the parish the map also shows the location […]
The tumultuous life of James Keating, a Bree man who played a starring role in the politics and history of late 15th century Ireland.
One of the most striking archaeological sites in Bree is located at Borrodale in Dunanore townland. This well known local beauty spot overlooks the River Boro and is a favourite location for walkers and anglers […]
One of the largest and oldest archaeological sites in the parish of Bree is the imposing hill-fort at Ballybuckley (RMP WX025-034). This impressive monument is situated on a low hill, c. 84m high, that affords […]
The dolmen at Ballybrittas dates from Neolithic period (4000-2500 BC) and is probably Wexford’s oldest standing structure. It is located on the lower slopes of Bree Hill and this affords it clear views of the surrounding farmland, […]