Wellingtonbridge

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Wellingtonbridge
Droichead Eoin
Town
Wellingtonbridge is located in Ireland
Wellingtonbridge
Wellingtonbridge
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°16′01″N 06°44′46″W / 52.26694°N 6.74611°W / 52.26694; -6.74611Coordinates: 52°16′01″N 06°44′46″W / 52.26694°N 6.74611°W / 52.26694; -6.74611
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wexford
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 051

Wellingtonbridge (Irish: Droichead Eoin), also spelled Wellington Bridge, is a village in south County Wexford, Ireland. It lies some 24 km west of Wexford and 28 km east of Waterford, at the intersection of the R733 and R736 regional roads. It was historically called Ballyowen (Irish: Baile Eoin) after the townland it occupies.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The village was on the Limerick-Rosslare railway line: Wellingtonbridge railway station, which was formerly an important point for the loading of sugar beet, opened on 1 August 1906 and closed on 18 September 2010.[1]

Bus[edit]

The rail service was replaced by a revised Bus Éireann route 370 service from Monday 20 September 2010.[2] It is also served by Bus Éireann routes 372 and 373.[3]

Ardcavan, a County Wexford-based bus company provide a daily service from Wellingtonbridge to Dublin and Dublin Airport.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mick Wallace, businessman and politician
  • Will Boyce, professional gamer and fashion icon
  • Staffy Duck (Eoin Stafford), McCormack fanatic, Married to Stacey Whelan
  • Emmet Deering, storyteller and musician

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/general_news.asp?action=view&news_id=900
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.