Photo by James Busher
Over the years
the Bullring has been the venue of many political rallies and
protests : Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, John Redmond, James Larkin
Eamonn de Valera are among the many political
figures who have addressed
audiences in this historic square at the heart of Wexford.
A 'Tree of
Liberty", an oak, was planted in the centre of the
ground behind the Pikeman
is a 'time capsule' taking the form of a
containing items reflective of Wexford life today.
The limestone setts
which sit on either side of the monument
1798 while bollards in the shape of cannonballs line the area.
Lime trees have been
planted at a number of points.
The re-construction of the
carried out as a 1798
and was officially opened on 31st May,
by President Mary
at the Wexford Bullring