Few Irish counties have a wealth of history to rival Wexford’s. Due to its proximity to Britain and France, its coastline provided a natural landing place for the Normans in the 12th century. The county also played a triumphant role in the 1798 Rebellion. Yet Wexford was host to a great number of lesser-known wonders. It saw the birth of the Guinness Book of Records, the passing of a Blue Whale – the world’s largest mammal, the part Wexford played in WWII, an abbey that possibly helped finance John F. Kennedy’s grandfather, and much, much more, including murders and tragedies on land, in the air and at sea.A worthy twin to 'Famous Wexford People in History' by the same author, this is a book of surprises. Chances are you’ll find at least one surprising fact on every page.