In October 1650 a bloody battle was fought near the border of Bree and Glynn parishes at a place called Lambstown.
Thanks to Mr. Nim Dunne’s local knowledge four previously unrecorded burnt mounds/fulacht fiadha, were recently identified at Knockduff, Bree. ‘Burnt mounds’ are a type of archaeological site whose defining characteristic is large quantities of heat […]
It is hard to believe it now but the small and overgrown cemetery at Ballyhogue was once home to a crusading order of knights, whose origins lay in the Holy Land. These were the Knights […]
In the shadow of Bree Hill lies the small and ancient cemetery of Ballybrennan (location). It currently presents as a grass covered graveyard with the much degraded remains of a stone-built church near its […]
Wilton Castle has long and varied history and it is associated with some of County Wexford’s most esteemed families including the De Denes, Furlongs, Butlers and Alcocks (location map). In its earliest days it was the […]
In 1659 a census of Ireland was undertaken and its results for Bree parish are revealing[i] (see Table 1. below). The census was compiled by Sir William Petty to assess the country for poll tax purposes […]
Moated sites are rectangular shaped enclosures that are primarily associated with the 13thand 14th century Anglo-Norman colonisation of Ireland. Bree has a notable concentration of these monuments with 12 located within the parish bounds (see Table […]