"Wellington Bridge" redirects here. For the bridge in Aberdeen, see Wellington Suspension Bridge.
Droichead Eoin

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) 053

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.

Wellingtonbridge is the home of "Wallaces of Wellingtonbridge", a department store owned by Joe Wallace, brother of local politician Micheal Wallace. Wallaces is a third generation retail company that strives to deliver a local and friendly service to all costumers. It provides jobs to over to hundred employees and offers a "Friendly village atmosphere with free parking."[1]



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.[2]


The rail service was replaced by a revised Bus Éireann route 370 service from Monday 20 September 2010.[3] It is also served by Bus Éireann routes 372 and 373.[4]

Ardcavan, a County Wexford-based bus company provide a daily service from Wellingtonbridge to Dublin and Dublin Airport.[5]

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