Wexford County Tartan

The Wexford County Tartan is a unique tartan that represents the Irish county of Wexford. The county has a rich history that can be traced back to the arrival of the Normans in Ireland in the 12th century. The county was a hotbed of rebellion and resistance during the 1798 rebellion, which was an attempt by Irish nationalists to overthrow British rule. The rebellion was ultimately suppressed, but it became a symbol of Irish resistance and helped inspire later attempts at independence. Wexford County is a region rich in history and culture. During the 9th century, Viking raiders ravaged many Christian sites within the county, causing great turmoil and destruction. In 819, the Vikings took control of the area, transforming Wexford town into a Viking settlement. The invasion of the Normans in 1169, led by Diarmuid McMurrough, the King of Ui Cheinnselaig and King of Leinster, marked a turning point in the county's history.
The invasion resulted in the colonization of the region by Anglo-Norman settlers, who brought with them their unique customs and traditions. The Wexford County Tartan was designed in 1995 by local historian and author, Gerard Crotty. It is a modern tartan that incorporates the colors of the county's flag, which features a yellow background with two red bands. The tartan features a prominent gold and black stripe that represents the county's Gaelic heritage. The green and white stripes represent the county's agricultural heritage and the black and white stripes represent the county's industrial history. The Wexford County Tartan is a versatile tartan that can be worn by both men and women.