Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photo of the Day

I took this photo today in Wexford town. The statue of Wexford native Commodore John Barry, founder of the American Navy, dominates the Harbour. JFK laid a wreath at this monument during his 1963 trip to Ireland (below). Former president Eisenhower has also laid a wreath here.




Also of interest in this location are the beaches of Curracloe, just across the bay from the John Barry statue. The opening scenes from Saving Private Ryan were filmed at that location. The locals told me that during the filming in 1998 they watched the burning boats from the harbour wall.

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