St. Brigid, The Church of the Holy Trinity
& St. Peter's
There are no remnants of this Church. It stood at the foot of Wexford
Castle and had a holy well nearby. It was most probably erected by the
Danes who had great devotion to the Most Holy Trinity. Mr. Le Goiz, who
visited Wexford in 1644, describes a ceremony carried out in the ruined
Church, by the women of the town- "They come there in solemn procession.
The oldest march first and the others follow, then take three turns
around the ruins, make a reverence to the remains, kneel and recommence
this ceremony many times.
No trace of this Church now remains except in legal documents of title. It was situated on the low-lying ground between the Castle (present Army Barracks) and the Bishopswater stream. Of Danish origin it was founded originally about 1060.
ST. BRIGID'S CHURCH
There was a Church of this name near the site of the present Bride St. Convent. The foundation stone of the Convent is said to have been hewn from a stone of the ancient structure.
Situated outside the walls, in
St. Peterís Square, this was the Parish Church of a large district
extending from the town wall to Coolree on the Mountain of Forth.
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